Norwich City secure final 2016 Premier League relegation spot

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Goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond have ended Norwich City’s 2-year wait for another relegation from the top flight as they defeated Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final.

Norwich’s performance was was worthy of winning the final relegation place in the coming season’s premier league.

After the match Norwich manager Alex Neil spoke of his delight at securing the final 2016 relegation spot.

“We’re over the moon, obviously.” he said to waiting reporters,

“Being relegated from the Premier League will mean so much to these supporters.  Today was for them, they absolutely deserve this.”

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“A £90m boost to the club could help the economy in the whole region – if it’s spent well that sort of money could see Norwich brought right up into the 1980’s.”

Goal-scorer Cameron Jerome said, “Every player dreams of getting hammered by Manchester United, Chelsea and the rest.  Now that dream is about to become reality for every Norwich player.”

“It’s a dream come true.”

Missed Opportunity

Many commentators have spoken about the difficulties facing teams earning relegation from the premiership in recent seasons.

To which manager Alex Neil continued, “Make no mistake, we know that the hard work starts here.  We are already planning for the 2016/17 season back in the Championship.”

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka rued his side’s missed opportunities during the game.

He told reporters, “We wanted a crack at Premier League relegation, obviously.”

“It’s been six years since this club got to enjoy a relegation campaign in the top flight, and I’m sorry we couldn’t deliver another one.”

“A club like this belongs in the bottom three of the top flight. Given the opportunity we felt we had the players and infrastructure at this club that could safely secure relegation from the Premier League next season.”

“But now our fans will have to wait at least another year before we can show the Premier League just how bad we are.”