Clark: We are too easy to beat

Blackpool's Steven Davies goes close
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Lee Clark accused his Blackpool side of being too easy to beat as they tumbled to another hammering on the road.

A hat-trick from Gary Hooper and a sensational Nathan Redmond free-kick sealed a 4-0 scoreline as Pool remain rooted to the bottom of the Championship without an away win all season.

Clark’s men were outclassed throughout but the manager felt they could have done more.

The Pool boss said: “We stood off them and I said to the players at half-time, ‘It’s 11 v 11!’ We needed to get close to the yellow jerseys and put pressure on them. We didn’t do that very well.

“It’s like you play with a bit of a fear factor. You know they’re a good team, but you’ve just got to prevent them from getting up a head of steam. We didn’t do that.”

Blackpool put up very little fight in a game Clark admitted was all too easy for the Canaries. He added: “The first three goals are really preventable. We’ve not got to work harder in terms of work ethic, but we’ve got to work harder in terms of being better defenders all over the pitch.

“We are easy to play against away from home at the moment. You can’t ball-watch when people play one-twos and give-and-goes. You must be prepared to stay with the runner. We didn’t and were punished by a good side.”

Norwich boss Alex Neil was delighted with his side’s display. He said: “We worked our socks off and got what we deserved. To score four goals is always a good achievement, regardless of the opposition.”