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Norwich boss Wagner vows not to resign despite slumping side’s fourth straight defeat

Norwich City's Kenny McLean reacts after his side's 3-1 home defeat to Blackburn Rovers today <i>(Image: PA Images)</i>

Norwich City’s Kenny McLean reacts after his side’s 3-1 home defeat to Blackburn Rovers today 

Norwich City boss David Wagner has vowed not to quit after his reeling side lost their fourth straight game, 3-1 at home to Blackburn Rovers today.

The Canaries, who have slumped to 17th in the Championship table – 18 points behind old rivals Ipswich Town – were booed off again by fans at Carrow Road.

They’ve now lost eight times in 10 games in all competitions and there were calls for Wagner to go during another below-par showing.

East Anglian Daily Times: Norwich City fans booed their team off againNorwich City fans booed their team off again 

Blackburn scored twice in the opening 15 minutes through Tyrhys Dolan and Sammie Szmodics to take control, and a second from Szmodics early in the second half ended the game as a contest, even through Rovers’ Scott Wharton was sent off shortly afterwards.

Norwich got one back in injury time through Gabriel Sara, but it was no more than a consolation for the struggling hosts.

After the match, Wagner was asked if he’s considered resigning. He told the EDP: “No, this is not my character.

“As long as I get the chance I try everything to turn it, but obviously we altogether witnessed what happens in the past. 

“The results and the performances were not on the level which we expect from ourselves.”

East Anglian Daily Times: David Wagner insisted he will not resignDavid Wagner insisted he will not resign 

Asked if he would still be in charge the next time Norwich play, at Cardiff next Saturday, he said: “I don’t know. I’m not the person who can answer this question.”

Elsewhere in the Championship, leaders Leicester City lost for just the second time this season on Friday night, beaten 1-0 at home by third-placed Leeds United.

Georgino Rutter got the winner on 58 minutes, ending the Foxes’ nine-game winning run.

That result meant Town moved to within four points of the leaders, with a game in hand, after yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Birmingham.

Fourth-placed Southampton kept pace with the top of the table after Ryan Fraser’s stoppage-time goal extended Saints’ unbeaten run to seven matches as they defeated a spirited Millwall 1-0 at The Den.

East Anglian Daily Times: Ex-Town loanee Ryan Fraser celebrates his loan winner for Southampton at Millwall Ex-Town loanee Ryan Fraser celebrates his loan winner for Southampton at Millwall 

West Brom sealed a third consecutive Sky Bet Championship victory with a 3-1 win over Hull to stay fifth in the table.

Jed Wallace, Matt Phillips and Semi Ajayi sealed the victory for West Brom, with the visitors’ equaliser coming from just the third goal in Lewie Coyle’s career.

Curtis Fleming’s first match as interim Bristol City boss ended in a 1-0 victory over 10-man Sheffield Wednesday, while Morgan Whittaker grabbed a late equaliser for Plymouth to draw 3-3 with Middlesbrough at Home Park.

Preston ended a run of seven without a win with a 3-2 victory over Coventry, while Stoke and Cardiff preserved their unbeaten runs as the points were shared in a goalless draw.

Swansea clung on for a 0-0 draw of their own after Charlie Patino was sent off in the 30th minute against Sunderland and could have won it, but Jamal Lowe’s first-half penalty was saved by Anthony Patterson.

Huddersfield and Watford fought out a goalless stalemate at the John Smith’s Stadium on a damp and drizzly day in West Yorkshire, while a strike from substitute Georgie Kelly denied new QPR head coach Marti Cifuentes victory in a 1-1 draw at Rotherham.

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