If talk of a great escape a few weeks back seemed fanciful, it feels futile after a defeat at Molineux where City's spirit looked to have sapped away.
A few days may have passed since Norwich came away with nothing from another terrific performance versus one of the Premier League's elite, but a sense of disappointment is still niggling away at me.
After watching City play Newcastle off the park in August, it would have been hard to believe Steve Bruce's side would be 13 points better off the next time the sides were to meet.
For Norwich City fans of a certain era, the FA Cup has provided some special, if not bittersweet memories.
The third round of the FA Cup hasn't conjured up much joy for Norwich City fans in recent years.
"The problem is they were so well drilled and organised. We had no answer to it."
Sunday afternoon felt like one of those films that starts off brilliantly but by halfway through you're beginning to fear you've worked out the rest of a frustrating plot that promised so much more.
Given Norwich City's early season injury woes, they were long overdue a bit of luck.
Watford came to Carrow Road on Friday night averaging a goal every 165 minutes this season. It took them just 76 seconds to score against Norwich.
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