The Canaries loss to the Baggies leaves them just five points clear of the drop zone, but with next weekend's crucial clash against Fulham on the horizon, they could be dragged right into the thick of the relegation zone - particularly as their last four games are against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal - making that game against Fulham all the more important.
It seems the Norwich board acknowledged just how much trouble they were in after yesterday's defeat, and released a statement on the club's official website, thanking Hughton for his efforts at Carrow Road but also confirming that they had no option but to replace the former Newcastle manager.
"Chris's achievement in guiding City to an 11th-place finish in the Premier League last season was an excellent one and he has represented the Club with dignity throughout his tenure," the statement read.
"However the recent run of four defeats in our last six Premier League games and six consecutive away league defeats, left the Club with no choice but to act, with five games still to play in the current campaign."
Canaries fans gave a mixed response on Twitter following the announcement, with many believing that the decision came at the right time following Saturday's loss, but some are undecided about the decision to put Neil Adams in charge, as the 48-year-old has only coached the Under-18 team.
Hughton hasn't got anything right for months.Problem is,this sacking is much too late.Just pray Neil Adams can get performances ASAP! #otbc— Tom Livermore (@livermore_tom) April 6, 2014
I do not dislike Hughton as a person, he is a nice person and a great coach. He is just too nice and tactically inept to be a manager #otbc— David Whiteside (@David_Whiteside) April 6, 2014