Three 2d-half of objectives from Southampton condemned Norwich to their fourth defeat in five games, denting their hopes of Premier League survival.
Saints top scorer Danny Ings curled in the opener rapidly after half of-time, sooner than Stuart Armstrong doubled their lead five minutes later.
Norwich looked lacklustre at an eerily empty Carrow Road, and Nathan Redmond confirmed a purchase for Southampton against his extinct membership when he slotted into the bottom factual corner late on.
The Canaries remain bottom of the desk following a 104-day absence.
And the time a long way off from Premier League motion, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, did small to spark any indicators of a comeback from Norwich, who compile factual eight games to claw encourage a six-level deficit on seventeenth-positioned Watford above the relegation zone.
In the Premier League era, no team with 21 parts or fewer after their thirtieth sport of a season has survived the tumble.
It used to be a commended performance from Southampton, who capitalised on the crash, pressing excessive and taking just correct thing about location in on the encourage of the Canaries’ defence.
The Saints switch up into thirteenth build, and compile opened up a 10-level gap on the bottom three, having performed a sport better than those hovering across the safety worth.
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Sooner than the sport, Norwich boss Daniel Farke acknowledged he believed five wins from their nine perfect fixtures would be sufficient to withhold their Premier League station.
But they remain six parts from safety, with a aim distinction considerably dreadful to their competitors, and are collected to commute to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis in July.
This used to be a sport against a aspect in the bottom half of of the desk which Farke would compile been hoping to tick off as a vogue of 5 desired victories.
He experimented with their formation – starting Josip Drmic and Teemu Pukki up entrance collectively – however it absolutely did now not repay.
Pukki’s incredible accelerate build of dwelling up Drmic in the first half of however the Swiss international looked rusty all by and he wanted a splash too many to glean the ball out from under his toes, losing the change.
It used to be met with a worn yowl from the new tv-enhanced crowd noise – something that grew to became a traditional theme in the first half of because the hosts probed however in the end did now not invent many obvious-cut probabilities.
And when Ings’ effort curled in, early in the 2d half of, Norwich never recovered, conceding again five minutes later. They remain the expedient top-flight membership but to perform a level from a losing location this season.
Ings looks to be involving on Saints return
When the Premier League kicked off in August, Ings used to be in top invent for Southampton, netting 10 objectives in his first 15 begins following a £20m switch from Liverpool perfect summer.
But sooner than the league used to be suspended, he had scored factual once in seven games.
The crash perceived to give him a cast off because Ings came encourage searching involving from the off.
He cracked the crossbar in the first half of with a probability he would veritably compile buried, however he made no mistake 2d time around after the ball fell good for him in the sphere and he curled it previous Tim Krul.
Moments later, he build of dwelling up Armstrong for Southampton’s 2d.
The England striker’s energy did now not go in the 2d half of as Southampton looked unusual and entire of working – even the extra yards wanted to glean the ball in the absence of familiar ball boys and girls, did now not affect them.
‘The arrogance used to be now not there’ – what they acknowledged
Norwich head coach Daniel Farke: “To concede two objectives that like a flash in the 2d half of used to be surely a defining 2d by formula of self assurance. We had setbacks we needed to accept. The arrogance used to be now not there.
“It be critical that you just’re efficient. The eventualities sooner than the 2 objectives were ones you mustn’t concede. We were factual now not willing sufficient to practice the trot.”
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl: “The birth used to be now not perfect. We had a couple of complications in the starting however after that we won extra duels and had higher aggression. That used to be the critical.
“In the 2d half of we were extra scientific and it used to be a deserved purchase from a extraordinarily match team. Danny Ings is a critical finisher when he is across the sphere. He’s working very animated for the team. The major used to be our work against the ball. After we are pressing collectively it is miles now not the truth is easy to play against us.”
‘There could be now not a formula encourage’ – analysis
Conor McNamara, BBC Radio 5 Reside commentator: “After this I plan now not think Norwich are going to be just correct sufficient to prevent in the Premier League. They had early alternatives however no composure in entrance of aim and then the belief factual evaporated.
“2d half of – I plan now not think embarrassing is too stable a description.”
Chris Sutton, faded Norwich striker on BBC Radio 5 Reside: “Norwich are down, I plan now not think there is any formula encourage. It’s the nature of the defeat too, Southampton were a decided class.
“Where make Norwich accelerate from here? It would now not notice just correct for them, very, very sophisticated after this result to even notice staying in the Premier League.”
Man of the match – Danny Ings
Canaries can’t earn the on-line – one of the best of the stats
- Southampton recorded their perfect away Premier League purchase since beating Sunderland four-zero on the Stadium of Light in February 2017.
- They compile taken 23 away Premier League parts this season (W7 D2 L6) – perfect Chelsea (24), Man Metropolis (28) and Liverpool (37) compile extra in 2019-20.
- Norwich compile did now not attain in six of their perfect nine Premier League games (W2 D1 L6), netting perfect three objectives in that time.
- Superb Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (17) and Jamie Vardy (19) compile scored extra Premier League objectives than Ings (16) this season.
- Norwich manager Daniel Farke has misplaced 19 of his first 30 Premier League games (W5 D6) – perfect Graham Taylor (21) and Mick McCarthy (26) compile misplaced extra of their first 30 games in the competition.
- Armstrong has scored extra Premier League objectives in his perfect seven appearances (four) than in his first forty four (three).
Norwich welcome Everton – and the reside BBC TV cameras – to Carrow Road on Wednesday, 24 June (18:00 BST), whereas Southampton host Arsenal the following day (18:00).