May 13, 2016

    Newcastle say sorry, Norwich fans salute their manager


    NEWCASTLE United's managing director issued an apology to fans and Norwich City manager Alex Neil declared that he felt humbled by the reception of the club's supporters after Wednesday's relegation of both teams from the Premier League.

    The Canaries beat Watford 4-2 on Wednesday thanks to two goals from Dieumerci Mbokani, one from Nathan Redmond and an own goal by Hornets defender Craig Cathcart.

    But the result ended up counting for nothing as Sunderland beat Everton 3-0 to confirm that neither Norwich nor Newcastle United can now climb out of the bottom three on Sunday's final round of games.

    But Norwich's home fans stayed to applaud the players as well as to sing Neil's name.

    Newcastle's managing director Lee Charnley said: "I want to pay particular thanks for the incredible backing you have given to Rafa (Benitez) and the team during the latter part of the season."

    The Spaniard was in charge of giants Real Madrid at the start of the season before he was sacked in January.