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1 December 2014

Canaries into PL Cup last 16 with win at Fulham

NORWICH City's Under-21s recorded a fine 4-2 Premier League Cup win over Fulham to progress to the last 16.

Carlton Morris scored twice after Cameron King and Josh Murphy had earlier got their names on the scoresheet at Motspur Park.

Cauley Woodrow's penalty had offered the hosts brief hope but Norwich were always in control, with Chris David's late effort proving nothing more than a consolation.

Murphy was named in City's starting eleven despite playing half an hour for the first team on Saturday, and Morris too, who was eligible for selection even though he completed a loan move to York City on Thursday.

Norwich exited the competition to Arsenal at this stage last season but they made an excellent start to this game, taking the lead early in the first half when King converted Murphy's delivery.

Murphy then had the opportunity to double the Canaries' advantage after Ange-Freddy Plumain's foul in the box, and the winger took full advantage from 12 yards to add a goal to his earlier assist.

King was withdrawn at half-time as planned as he continues his recovery from injury, with Ray Grant - son of Fulham Under-21s boss and ex-Canaries manager Peter - his replacement.

A quarter of an hour into the second half, it was Fulham's turn for a penalty after Patrick Roberts was hauled down in the area, and Woodrow stepped up and found the net, halving the deficit.

Norwich re-established their two-goal cushion soon after, however, when Morris robbed a Fulham defender on the byline and found the far corner with his finish.

Morris then put the result beyond doubt with his second and his team's fourth, his header going beyond Marek Rodak after City's initial corner was cleared.

David scored late on for Fulham but it was the Canaries who progressed at their expense after an impressive attacking performance.

FULL-TIME: Fulham 2-4 Norwich City

NORWICH CITY: Oxborough; Hall-Johnson, Efete, Gafaiti, Kelly; McGeehan; Norman, McGrandles; Josh Murphy (Byrne-Hewitt 80); King (Grant 45), Morris (Eaton-Collins 83). Subs not used: Beauchamp (GK), Burgess.

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