Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth believes his side should have had a penalty in their 2-0 home loss against Norwich City.

With the score at 1-0 at the time of the incident, Tim Krul seemed to inadvertently elbow Wanderers substitute Nnamdi Ofoborh when preparing for a Wycombe set piece.

No penalty was given and moments later, Norwich scored their second through Adam Idah.

Teemu Pukki had given the Canaries the lead five minutes into the second-half.

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Speaking after the match, Ainsworth said: “Anywhere else on the pitch and that is a foul to us.

“I think Nnamdi’s face might have hurt Krul’s arm.

“So, we will have to tell Nnamdi to stop putting his face into people’s arms.”

However, the boss did not deflect from his side’s defending for Norwich’s second goal, which he described as ‘terrible’.

Anis Mehmeti was playing against his old side, as he fights for the ball against Oliver Skipp (PA)

Anis Mehmeti was playing against his old side, as he fights for the ball against Oliver Skipp (PA)

He continued: “Defending that second goal was terrible from us from that corner.

“That is something I’ve got to pick up on but the rest of the game, I thought we were really good.”

Despite the defeat, Wycombe had several chances to score against the league leaders, as Anis Mehmeti had the home side’s best chance of the first-half, but he fired his effort against his former club just wide of Tim Krul’s goal.

Scott Kashket also fired wide whilst Daryl Horgan had his low effort saved by Krul during the contest.

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But Norwich showed why they are destined to be promoted back to the Premier League after one season out, as they were piling on the pressure against the Championship’s basement team.

David Stockdale did brilliantly to deny Mario Vrancic with a free-kick, the player who scored the winner against Wycombe back in October, whilst Onel Hernandez fired wide and Emi Buendia hit the bar with a header.

But, despite a valiant effort, Wycombe fell short as the loss means they have been defeated 19 times in the Championship this season.

It was also the 15th time this campaign that Wycombe had failed to score in the league.

Ainsworth continued: “We had a plan to frustrate Norwich and I think we did that really well.

“I think we also had the best chance of the first-half when Anis Mehmeti was unlucky to not hit the target.

The match was Norwichs first visit ti Adams Park since September 2018

The match was Norwich's first visit to Adams Park since September 2018

“That is something we will work on with him as he is so young, excitable and fearless, and he’ll take his next one without a shadow of a doubt.

“They scored at the start of the second-half where we just switched off and it was a mistake on that right-wing for Norwich.

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“I think at 1-0, they were a little bit nervous and we had chances, but we just didn’t take them.

“And when they have got players with the quality that they have got, they do take their chances.”

“But I’m really proud of the boys.

Wycombe are now eight points away from safety with 14 games to go.