Norwich City manager Dean Smith was left angered by his side after they lost 3-2 at home to Preston North End on Saturday.
It was the first Championship defeat for the Canaries in nine games as they were beaten by the league’s lowest scorers.
Prior to this game, Preston had scored just four goals this season and had failed to score more than once in a game.
It left Dean Smith angry with the former Brentford and Aston Villa boss believing the game should have been over in the first half.
Speaking to Norfolk Live, Smith said: “Start we wanted. Game should be over after 20 minutes. Our attacking play in that spell was what we wanted.
“Then we give away two, maybe even three, sloppy goals. That is very unlike us. We still created chances but I am annoyed, disappointed, frustrated. We don’t normally do that. Which is what makes me a little bit angry because that is not like us.”
Smith also took aim at the Preston players and officials for time wasting: “They slowed it down at every opportunity. I don’t blame them, I blame the officials for not dealing with that. The officiating for delaying was really poor.”