Norwich City fans will be bitterly disappointed with the start the club has made to the new Premier League season, and will be concerned that the team still doesn't have a league win this season. But the Canaries are not alone in this respect; Queens Park Rangers and Reading have also failed to win in the league this season.
Things get really interesting when looking at the sides that have only won one game this season; this list features Stoke City, Sunderland, Liverpool, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa, and Southampton.
I totally understand why fans are concerned, but it's too early in the season to panic, especially with games against Aston Villa, Stoke City, and Reading coming up. Most people would agree that the recent games against Liverpool and Chelsea will not be conclusive in terms of Norwich's season.
It was disappointing that Liverpool and Chelsea didn't have to work particular hard during the last two matches. But the Chelsea game in particular was always going to be a very tough test, the Canaries could have done things better; however, it is likely that the league leaders would still have won the match.
There is no doubt that the team needs to start picking up wins, but the possibility of doing that will increase in the coming games. It is comforting to know that so many other Premier League teams are struggling to find their form.
If you disregard the Liverpool and Chelsea games, then the Fulham game remains the only one that has produced a poor performance from the remaining games. Nevertheless, the level of performance doesn't tell the full story, and Chris Hughton will be judged on the results he achieves.
Fans will point to the home games against QPR and West Ham that should have resulted in more than two points. However, the Norwich City manager will know that the elusive first win of the season could take a lot of pressure off.
The Canaries are not alone in their quest to find form, and things in football have a habit of changing incredibly quickly. There is hope that the first win could also be a catalyst to a string of positive results. This season was always going to be difficult, but Norwich has the quality to remain in the Premier League.
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