Norwich City manager Daniel Farke is now the not-so-proud owner of an unwanted English football record.
After being promoted from the Championship last year, the Canaries have had a difficult start in the Premier League.
Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Watford was their fifth loss on the spin this term. It also marked their 15th consecutive defeat in the top-flight. This spans their two most recent seasons in the division.
Farke lost to the Hornets in a 3-1 defeat. This made him the first manager to lose 15 matches consecutively in the English top flight. It is a record that no manager wants to add to their CV.
Of more pressing concern to the 44-year-old German will be Norwich’s position in the table.
Farke’s side have climbed to the bottom in the Premier League with no points from their first five matches.
It is possible to forgive Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester’s defeats.
This latest defeat against a side that came up with the Canaries in the Championship five months ago will be a painful one.
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Senegalese superstar Ismaila Sarr was the difference at Carrow Road, scoring twice after half-time to hand Watford their second win of the season.
Emmanuel Dennis scored the first goal for the visitors, but Teemu Pukki responded by running on to a ball from Mathias Normann and then slamming past Ben Foster.
It was this way until 18 minutes into half-time, when Sarr hit Josh King’s cutback.
After Tim Krul had saved King’s initial attempt, Sarr doubled his goal tally and won the game.
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Farke was left with regrets over costly mistakes by his side after the match. Farke’s chance of picking up three points had gone begging.
He told BBC Sport: “It was a tight game, there was 50/50 possession. We should have defended the cutback a bit more.
“If you provide mistakes in this level, you will get punished.
“We’ve conceded too many goals, there was too many mistake, we had the better chances to lead.
“You can’t give away goals, so we have to be self-critical. To improve, you must first be self-critical.