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Norwich secures Premier League survival with win

May 12, 2013

NORWICH, England (AP) — Norwich emphatically secured another season in the Premier League by beating West Bromwich Albion 4-0 on Sunday.

Robert Snodgrass gave the Canaries a halftime lead before a howler by Ben Foster gifted Grant Holt the second and former Ipswich defender Gareth McAuley’s own goal put the game beyond reach. Jonny Howson scored a spectacular late fourth as Chris Hughton’s team claimed just their third win in 20 Premier League games to make certain of their top-flight status ahead of next week’s final day trip to Manchester City.

FA Cup winner Wigan, which plays Arsenal on Tuesday, meets Aston Villa on the final day of the season, meaning at least one of the sides below Norwich will drop points.

Unlike the hosts, West Brom had little to play for, with eighth or ninth place its only possible finishing position.

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