Premier League

Norwich relegated from the Premier League

Toby Cudworth
Dean Smith has been unable to save Norwich
Dean Smith has been unable to save Norwich / LINDSEY PARNABY/GettyImages

Norwich City have been relegated from the Premier League after Dean Smith's side were defeated at his former club Aston Villa.

The Canaries' 2-0 loss, courtesy of goals from Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, was their 23rd defeat of the season and condemns them to life the second tier after Burnley fought back from a goal down to beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

Norwich were comfortably second best at Villa - Smith's boyhood club - with the performance indicative of their inability to create clear-cut chances and apply sustained pressure.

It's the fourth time in eight seasons that Norwich have gone down, with their current points haul currently on a par with the amount they registered during the 2019/20 season.

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Smith succeeded Daniel Farke in the Norwich hot seat in November of last year, after the German had been dismissed from his post in the aftermath of the 2-1 win at Brentford - the club's first win of the Premier League season.

Victory followed in Smith's first game, a 2-1 win over Southampton, but Norwich have been unable to build any momentum since then - and now find themselves seeking yet another promotion to the Premier League.