Youssouf Mulumbu will not be available for Norwich City’s home clash with Birmingham City on Saturday, after helping Democratic Republic of Congo seal qualification for the African Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
It was supposed to be different this time following those joyous scenes at Wembley last May, but it never really happened for Norwich City. Michael Bailey picks out six lessons from another Premier League relegation.
The Premier League fate of Norwich City has not yet been decided but the vultures are already circling as relegation worries deepened for the Canaries following yesterday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United.
When all’s said and done City lost to Sunderland last week not because of referee Andre Marriner, who was undoubtedly poor, not because the crowd didn’t make enough noise, but simply because on the day they were less clinical than their opponents.
It was exhilarating, it was terrifying, it was sport, it was bare-knuckled combat and when it was over the men in yellow and green were left standing as Newcastle’s dejected players slumped to the turf.
Norwich edged a breathless Premier League clash with Martin Olsson’s stoppage time winner moving the Canaries four points clear of the relegation zone in a dramatic survival shoot-out against Newcastle United.