EFL Cup - Second Round
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Norwich City 3-1 Crawley Town

Josh Murphy
Murphy's only previous Norwich goal came against Watford last season

Josh Murphy scored twice as Norwich survived a battling display from League One Crawley to book their place in the Capital One Cup third round.

Debutant Cameron Jerome put Norwich ahead, poking in after goalkeeper Brian Jensen fumbled Steven Whittaker's shot.

Murphy rifled in after the break, but Crawley hit back as Carlos Cuellar sliced into his own net.

Izale McLeod's header was cleared off the line as Crawley piled forward, but Murphy's second killed them off.

The League One visitors had claimed that McLeod's header had been kept out illegally and were again denied an equaliser by Declan Rudd's superb save from Gavin Tomlin.

But teenager Murphy, whose only previous goal for Norwich came against Watford in the same competition last season, had the final say with a crisp strike.

Norwich travel to League Two Shrewsbury in the third round.

Norwich manager Neil Adams: "It was really pleasing for us to have so many academy products in there tonight.

"I didn't expect as many bumps and bruises after the weekend and we had to rest a few. But when we won the FA Youth Cup we said there needed to be a pathway for those players, and you can definitely see that exists now.

"With those knocks, we had to put the trust in these kids then. I know them as well as anyone, I know what they're capable of and you saw some really good performances tonight."

Crawley manager John Gregory: "The best team lost, as simple as that. We got a goal back and the momentum swung back to us. I thought we were comfortable in the first half too.

"I always felt we could get back into the game, and the longer it went on the more we dominated. We just couldn't get that second goal."

Line-ups

Norwich

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Rudd
  • 5Martin
  • 3Cuéllar JiménezBooked at 59mins
  • 33Callan-McFaddenBooked at 70mins
  • 2Whittaker
  • 21Murphy
  • 17Bennett
  • 29Surman
  • 25MurphySubstituted forHall-Johnsonat 65'minutes
  • 10JeromeSubstituted forBecchioat 80'minutes
  • 16Loza

Substitutes

  • 1Ruddy
  • 4Johnson
  • 19Becchio
  • 34Hall-Johnson
  • 35Toffolo
  • 36McGeehan
  • 37Awuah

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jensen
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 5LeacockBooked at 70mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 3Dickson
  • 7Edwards
  • 4Henderson
  • 8Smith
  • 20BawlingSubstituted forO'Connorat 64'minutes
  • 14YoungSubstituted forTomlinat 52'minutes
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 15Banya
  • 17Rose
  • 18Harrold
  • 21Tomlin
  • 22O'Connor
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
14,414

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away13
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 3, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 3, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Carlos Cuéllar.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Russell Martin.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Norwich City 3, Crawley Town 1. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  7. Post update

    Jamar Loza (Norwich City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Kyle Callan-McFadden.

  12. Post update

    Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Emmett O'Connor (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Josh Murphy.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jamar Loza (Norwich City).

  17. Post update

    Emmett O'Connor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Luciano Becchio replaces Cameron Jerome.