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Norwich fans mock themselves with song as pitch invader gets tackled by stewards

Norwich City fans mock themselves with a song as a pitch invader gets tackled by stewards during the game at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park.

Another disappointing performance for the Canaries brought a fifth Premier League defeat in a row on Tuesday.

Odsonne Edouard put Crystal Palace in-front from the penalty spot after just six minutes before a quickfire double from Jean-Phillipe Mateta and Jeffrey Schlupp made it 3-0 by half time.

The defeat keeps Norwich at the bottom of the Premier League table with just eight goals to their name after 19 games.

It was an away day to forget for many reasons, the game kept getting halted due to mic problems, something we’ve seen many times this season.

After penalising Sam Byram for a foul on Cheikhou Kouyate, ref Paul Tierney went straight for the sideline to get his communications pack working again.

A roll up of the sleeves to get the pack off and the search for one in working order took up to seven minutes to sort out, with fans heard getting angry at the time it took to sort out with a free-kick awaiting. only five minutes of stoppage was played.

With Palace cruising to victory there were not many moments throughout the ninety minutes where Selhurst Park fell silent.

When it did, Norwich fans decided to sing “is this a library”, however Palace fans responded by chanting “we forgot you were here” towards the Norwich end.

After realising they couldn’t be the ones to exactly taunt the opposing fans, the Norwich faithful couldn’t wait any longer to celebrate a goal, leading to chants of “let’s pretend we scored a goal” before a ten-second countdown ended with over the top celebrations from the away end.

This amused Palace supporters who applauded them for their humour before joining them in celebration for the next pretend goal.

With there being no Norwich goal for seven hours and 41 minutes of football to be exact, one supporter couldn’t wait much longer and decided to help the Canaries out.

An overhit cross was heading out for a throw-in, however a fan jumped the advertising boards and booted it towards goal.

Like Norwich though, he missed the target, continued to sprint across the Palace goal before he was tackled to the floor by a steward and escorted from the premises as can be seen by clicking play on the videos below.

Player ratings

Crystal Palace: Guaita (7), Ward (7), Andersen (7), Guehi (7), Mitchell (7), Hughes (8), Kouyate (7), Schlupp (8), Ayew (7), Edouard (7), Mateta (7).

Subs used: Benteke (6), Tomkins (6)

Norwich: Gunn (6), Byram (5), Gibson (5), Sorensen (6), Giannoulis (5), Lees-Melou (6), Gilmour (6), McLean (5), Tzolis (6), Idah (5), Placheta (6).

Subs used: Rowe, (6), Sargent (6), Williams (6)

Man of the match: Jeffrey Schlupp

Crystal Palace assistant manager Osian Roberts: “It was a good day for us. Performance wise and result wise, it was really important for us today, but especially after the result on Sunday and then coming back to play at home.

“We made a good start to the game and we had good energy. The early goal sets us up nicely and the important thing is you build on that and don’t go flat. We managed to do that and it was an excellent first half from us.

“It was then a professional, disciplined performance in the second half to see us through.

“I’m not sure on Conor yet [for Saturday against West Ham], we’ll have to wait and see. There is a combination of injuries, Covid and suspension meaning players are out. At this point in time, I’m not in a position to be talking about individual players and disclosing any information that I’m not privy to anyway.

“Patrick is doing well. He’s delighted with the result, we’re in constant dialogue with a good communication strategy to make sure we’re able to follow his instructions during the game and throughout the week. We’re waiting day by day to see when he’ll be back at the training ground and at the helm.

“We’re working in a way where we’re not reliant on one or two players to be match-winners for us. It’s important that everybody contributes attacking wise and defensive wise. I’m delighted that the other players stepped up today, particularly JP Mateta who has been waiting patiently for his opportunity… The players stepping in today have done great for us again.”

Norwich head coach Dean Smith: “The result and the scoreline hurts. I didn’t think it a 3-0 if I’m honest, but the manner of the goals we conceded was poor.

“We conceded a soft penalty. Ken held his hands up, it might not be given in other circumstances. Does he make contact? Yes, but once he plants his foot, he doesn’t do enough to send the lad over. But I can understand why it was given so I’ve got no complaints.

“It was naivety in the box for the third goal. They take five or six touches without anybody getting anywhere close to them and Schlupp smashes it across Gunn.

“What we had when I first came in, I was quietly optimistic, but it’s been decimated at the moment and that’s where we were today… We’re lacking a lot of leaders in our group who unfortunately at the moment, are injured or ill.

“I said to the players at half-time, you need to go out and show some character and pride in the second half. I didn’t think the first half was a 3-0 first half, it was just the manner of goals that were disappointing and unfortunately, the result is the only thing people will talk about.

“Could we have scored a goal today? I think we could, we created more than enough chances than we have done in a lot of other days, but at the moment, we’re just falling short.”

Twitter users reacted with Norwich fans choosing to mock themselves with a song as a pitch invader gets tackled by stewards…

@youpalacee: You know Norwich are shit when their best chance was created by a pitch invader #cpfc

@Matthews7053: Sign the pitch invader up in Jan.

@CgWolverine92: Highlight for Norwich is the pitch invader coming on and hitting the ball and the crowd singing, he’s just to good for you 🔴🔵🦅💪🏻

@DanWittred: It’s annoying Amazon didn’t show the pitch invader. Literally, the best part of this game for Norwich

@_TJ932O: The pitch invader been Norwich’s best player

@mattjohnson333: The #ncfc bench laughing at a pitch invader. Deary me. Imagine if that Norwich pitch invader got it on target? Ffs.

@lwilson9394: Watching Palace v Norwich. Pitch invader gets on the field and gets a good touch on the ball. Luckily I have him in my FPL.

@AlfieKing1443: Grind my gears that the broadcasters cut away from the pitch invader. Highlight of the season for Norwich

@youpalacee: You know Norwich are shit when their best chance was created by a pitch invader #cpfc

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