EFL Cup - Second Round
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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Norwich City 2.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Norwich City).

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

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Norwich City).

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

Foul by Tony Andreu (Norwich City).

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

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

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

Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Elliott Bennett replaces Graham Dorrans.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Norwich City).

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

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

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

Foul by Paul Green (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Ryan Bennett (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Aidan White replaces Emmanuel Ledesma.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Paul Green replaces Grant Ward.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich City).

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

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

Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Tony Andreu replaces Jonny Howson.

Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 0, Norwich City 2. Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andre Wisdom.

Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sebastien Bassong.

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Norwich City).

Grant Ward (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City).

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