Norwich City suffered an embarrassing defeat to in-form Brighton at the weekend as they were beaten 5-0.
Brighton took the lead in the sixth minute with a goal from Glenn Murray, and the striker played a crucial part in the game, bagging himself a hat-trick. Goals also came in the second half from Lewis Dunk and Anthony Knockaert.
Norwich were awful and failed to mount any serious threat towards Brighton's goal, only managing two shots on target.
Brighton have now kept their 10th clean sheet of the season - the most of any team in the top four tiers of English football this season. Te win for the hosts’ means that they now extend their unbeaten Championship run to nine games.
Brighton's Glenn Murray celebrates completing his hat trick
Alex Neil's side have not kept a clean sheet in 12 league games. The Canaries have now dropped to fourth following their poor recent form. The win for Brighton means that Chris Hughton's team are second, two points behind leaders Newcastle.
Norwich's next game is at home to Leeds United on November 5th. Alex Neil will have to put this disastrous defeat behind them. The Canaries will be under pressure to get back to winning ways. While Brighton will travel to Bristol City.
Norwich fans took to Twitter to react to their defeat to Brighton:
I miss the Turner & Bassong CB pairing. They were happy days #NCFC— Emily (@emilyward1990) October 30, 2016
24 hours on and it's safe to say I am still fuming at #NCFC's capitulation yesterday. Next weekend's game suddenly becomes very important.— Edward Seaman (@EdwardSeaman94) October 30, 2016
a tired defence.. and I think we should put Ruddy back in. Much more commanding than McGovern. #ncfc— Sam Cocks (@kickitoff_OTBC) October 30, 2016
I didn't think yesterday could be much worse. Then I watched the highlights. Ruddy back in Sat? #ncfc— HelenMarie21 (@HelenMarie21) October 30, 2016
Truth is nobody knows what #ncfc really need but saying a random managers name or sign Bradley Johnson isn't going to make it better either.— Matt Johnson (@mattjohnson333) October 30, 2016
Every game is tough, but our run in over two months looks very hard. At the moment, I'm concerned about where we'll be when 2017 comes #NCFC— Sam Langan (@samuellangan) October 30, 2016
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