EFL Cup - Third Round
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Norwich City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion

Matt Jarvis celebrates his goal
Matt Jarvis was one of just three players retained from Norwich's previous starting XI against Liverpool

Norwich advanced to the fourth round of the League Cup with victory over Premier League rivals West Brom.

Alex Neil's side broke the deadlock in the second half when debutant Dieumerci Mbokani slid in Matt Jarvis, who rattled in a rasping drive off the bar.

Northern Irishman Kyle Lafferty, making a rare club appearance, doubled the lead with a fine low finish.

An own goal from defender Sebastien Pocognoli completed a miserable evening for West Brom.

West Brom were denied a consolation when Declan Rudd made a strong fingertip save from Rickie Lambert's shot from distance as Norwich held on for their first League Cup clean sheet since September 2012.

Canaries captain Gary O'Neil had hit the woodwork with a deflected long-range drive in the first half.

Defeat extends West Brom's poor run in the League Cup - they have only passed the third round in two of the last 10 seasons.

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League Cup fourth round draw

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

Liverpool v Bournemouth

Manchester United v Middlesbrough

Everton v Norwich City

Southampton v Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal

Hull City v Leicester City

Stoke City v Chelsea

(Ties to be played on 27 and 28 October)

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Norwich manager Alex Neil: "Matt Jarvis was excellent, as was the rest of the team.

"Kyle Lafferty did great. He got his goal and for the third if he wasn't in that position the ball wouldn't have gone in the net.

"There were a lot of pleasing performances all over the pitch. Everything worked really well for us."

West Brom manager Tony Pulis: "Three-nil was a bit harsh, especially in the second half.

"At 1-0 we had some very good opportunities. James McClean, he could have stepped round the goalkeeper and touched it in.

"Then they get the same situation down their end, Lafferty scores and it's the end of the game. I don't think it was a reflective score."

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 13Rudd
  • 3Wisdom
  • 24Bennett
  • 6Bassong
  • 23Olsson
  • 17Bennett
  • 28O'Neil
  • 18DorransSubstituted forHowsonat 46'minutes
  • 16Jarvis
  • 7GrabbanSubstituted forHoolahanat 59'minutes
  • 9MbokaniSubstituted forLaffertyat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Whittaker
  • 8Howson
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 15Toffolo
  • 19Lafferty
  • 22Redmond
  • 31Kean

West Brom

  • 21Lindegaard
  • 4ChesterBooked at 69mins
  • 25Dawson
  • 3Olsson
  • 15PocognoliBooked at 65mins
  • 16Gamboa
  • 10AnichebeSubstituted forMcCleanat 76'minutes
  • 8GardnerBooked at 54mins
  • 29SessegnonSubstituted forLekoat 77'minutes
  • 17Lambert
  • 31GnabrySubstituted forMcManamanat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14McClean
  • 19McManaman
  • 38Rose
  • 41Ward
  • 42Edwards
  • 45Leko
  • 46Donnellan
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
19,015

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamWest Brom
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home3
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 3, West Bromwich Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 3, West Bromwich Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum McManaman (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Sébastien Pocognoli.

  6. Goal!

    Own Goal by Sébastien Pocognoli, West Bromwich Albion. Norwich City 3, West Bromwich Albion 0.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Jarvis (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Norwich City 2, West Bromwich Albion 0. Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by James McClean (West Bromwich Albion).

  10. Post update

    Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rickie Lambert (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Jonathan Leko replaces Stéphane Sessegnon.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. James McClean replaces Victor Anichebe.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Kyle Lafferty replaces Dieumerci Mbokani.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by James Chester.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Callum McManaman (West Bromwich Albion).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich City).

  20. Post update

    Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.