EFL Cup - Second Round
RotherhamRotherham United1NorwichNorwich City2

Rotherham United 1-2 Norwich City

Ricky van Wolfswinkel
Ricky van Wolfswinkel scored just his second goal for Norwich City after joining in 2013.

Striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel scored on his Norwich return as they overcame Rotherham to seal their place in the Capital One Cup third round.

The visitors took the lead when Jonny Howson fired the ball past Millers keeper Adam Collin from long range.

Van Wolfswinkel doubled Norwich's lead after the break when he latched on to Andre Wisdom's cross and tapped home.

Paul Green pulled a goal back for the hosts to set up a tense finish but Norwich held on to go through.

Van Wolfswinkel is the Canaries' record signing but had scored just once for the club since a £8.5 move from Sporting Lisbon in 2013 before his goal at the New York Stadium.

Norwich striker Lewis Grabban reportedly missed the game after leaving the club hotel before kick-off.

Line-ups

Rotherham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 21Collin
  • 2Buxton
  • 15Halford
  • 4Collins
  • 16Richardson
  • 22Newell
  • 10LedesmaSubstituted forWhiteat 76'minutes
  • 17WardSubstituted forGreenat 76'minutes
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forMaguireat 16'minutes
  • 19Clarke-HarrisBooked at 20mins
  • 27Derbyshire

Substitutes

  • 1Roos
  • 7Maguire
  • 9Ward
  • 11Green
  • 14White
  • 20Rawson
  • 23Thorpe

Norwich

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 13Rudd
  • 3Wisdom
  • 24Bennett
  • 6BassongBooked at 57mins
  • 15Toffolo
  • 32Odjidja-Ofoe
  • 28O'Neil
  • 18DorransSubstituted forBennettat 80'minutes
  • 4JohnsonBooked at 61mins
  • 8HowsonSubstituted forAndreuat 74'minutes
  • 29van Wolfswinkel

Substitutes

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Whittaker
  • 5Martin
  • 17Bennett
  • 20Andreu
  • 22Redmond
  • 33Thompson
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
5,648

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Norwich City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Norwich City 2.

  3. Post update

    Aidan White (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gary O'Neil (Norwich City).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Green (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Bennett (Norwich City).

  7. Post update

    Chris Maguire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tony Andreu (Norwich City).

  9. Post update

    Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Tony Andreu (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 1, Norwich City 2. Paul Green (Rotherham United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Elliott Bennett replaces Graham Dorrans.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tony Andreu (Norwich City).

  16. Post update

    Paul Green (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Paul Green (Rotherham United).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Declan Rudd.