Norwich relegated after 2-0 loss to Arsenal

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 11, 2014 at 1:04 pm •  Published: May 11, 2014
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NORWICH, England (AP) — Aaron Ramsey scored a superb goal as Norwich bowed out of the Premier League with a 2-0 home loss against Arsenal on the final day of the season.

Norwich had a minuscule chance to avoid relegation but needed a big win over the Gunners on Sunday and fourth-bottom West Bromwich Albion to lose against Stoke. The Canaries also needed to overturn a massive goal-difference to edge out the Baggies, who lost 2-1 at home.

Ramsey put Arsene Wenger's team in front in the 54th minute from Olivier Giroud's fine cross, sending the ball into the top corner with a textbook volley for his 15th goal of the campaign.

Fullback Carl Jenkinson then scored his first Premier League goal for the London club with a deflected effort.

"We wanted to finish the job well and not concede," Wenger said. "We have won 11 games away from home, I think it's the best in the Premier League and it was our 17th clean sheet. That is remarkable as well."

England midfielder Jack Wilshere made his return from injury at Carrow Road, a day before England manager Roy Hodgson announces his World Cup squad. French midfielder Abou Diaby also came on as a late substitute for his first match since March 2013 after a serious knee injury.

"The World Cup is in one month so there is plenty of time. He (Wilshere) can play now so it shows you that there is no problem for him to be available for England," Wenger said.

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy, also hoping to be on the plane to Brazil, made three good saves in the first half before Ramsey opened the scoring.

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