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Wycombe Wanderers 3-4 Norwich City: Jordan Rhodes gets first hat-trick since March 2014 in thriller

Jordan Rhodes
Jordan Rhodes' last hat-trick came for Blackburn at Huddersfield on 15 March 2014, while he scored five when he last played against Wycombe in January 2012

Jordan Rhodes scored a hat-trick as Norwich eased into the last 16 of the Carabao Cup with victory at Wycombe.

After he bundled in his first he struck into the top corner two minutes later from the edge of the box.

Paris Cowan-Hall got one back as he prodded home before Tom Trybull headed in unmarked for City's third.

Rhodes completed his hat-trick with a flicked finish, but a Sam Saunders' penalty and Jason McCarthy's close-range goal set up a tense finish.

Scotland forward Rhodes, who is on loan at Carrow Road from Sheffield Wednesday, has struggled for goals in recent years - he once scored 85 goals in three seasons for Huddersfield between 2009 and 2012.

He became the Championship's then-record signing when Blackburn paid £8m for him in 2012, but goals have comparatively dried up since - he had only scored three times in 2018 before Tuesday's trip to Adams Park.

Rhodes could have scored more - he was denied his hat-trick 10 minutes before half time after he was adjudged to have fouled goalkeeper Ryan Allsop before slotting into the net.

Meanwhile Rhodes' teammate Dennis Srbeny lifted the ball onto the crossbar when put through by Mario Vrancic soon after second half began, while substitute Adebayo Akinfenwa and Saunders had chances to make it 4-4.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 26McCarthy
  • 21CharlesSubstituted forHarrimanat 62'minutes
  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 22Freeman
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 62'minutes
  • 7SaundersBooked at 15mins
  • 4GapeBooked at 45mins
  • 9Mackail-SmithBooked at 45mins
  • 25SamuelSubstituted forKashketat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Kashket
  • 13Yates
  • 16Harriman
  • 17Morris
  • 18Thompson
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 24Williams

Norwich

  • 33McGovern
  • 24Passlack
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 4Godfrey
  • 2PintoBooked at 45mins
  • 19Trybull
  • 34ThompsonSubstituted forLewisat 76'minutes
  • 17BuendíaSubstituted forKloseat 86'minutes
  • 32SrbenySubstituted forStiepermannat 88'minutes
  • 8Vrancic
  • 11Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 1Krul
  • 10Leitner
  • 12Lewis
  • 15Klose
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 22Pukki
  • 37Aarons
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,947

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Norwich City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Norwich City 4.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Felix Passlack (Norwich City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Marco Stiepermann replaces Dennis Srbeny.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Timm Klose replaces Emiliano Buendía.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Rhodes (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Scott Kashket replaces Alex Samuel.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Tom Trybull (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Jamal Lewis replaces Louis Thompson.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 3, Norwich City 4. Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers).

Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

Louis Thompson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mario Vrancic (Norwich City).

Attempt missed. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Trybull (Norwich City).

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Trybull (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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