Report and free match highlights as Norwich are consigned to Championship football next season after suffering defeat at Villa Park and Burnley extending their points haul to 34 with Watford win
Norwich were relegated from the Premier League after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa as results conspired against the Canaries with Burnley winning 2-1 at Watford on Saturday.
Dean Smith’s men needed to avoid defeat or rely on Burnley not winning at Vicarage Road – but the permutation played out in the final 10 minutes as Burnley overcame a one-goal deficit to take all three points.
At Villa Park, substitute Danny Ings had only been on the pitch for a few seconds after replacing the injured Leon Bailey late in the first half when he fired a delightful long pass for Ollie Watkins to latch onto and fire Villa into the lead (41).
Norwich pushed for a lifeline in the closing minutes but the hosts punished the Canaries in stoppage time as Ings collected a deflected save near the penalty spot, turned and doubled Villa’s lead (90+3).
Aston Villa travel to Burnley as they face off next weekend in the Premier League. Steven Gerrard’s side then have three consecutive home games against Liverpool, which is live on Sky Sports, Crystal Palace and Burnley before going to Manchester City on the final day of the season.
Norwich will host West ham in the Premier League next weekend. The Canaries then have trips to Wolves and Leicester before their final match of the campaign at home to Tottenham.