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23 November 2015

There are currently 13 Canaries away from Carrow Road

JACOB Murphy enjoyed a memorable afternoon on Saturday, netting a maiden senior hat-trick as Coventry City went top of Sky Bet League One with a 4-1 home win over Gillingham.

The Canaries Academy graduate struck three times in the space of just ten first half minutes, having scored a brace at Colchester United in the Sky Blues' previous outing. 

His treble helped give Tony Mowbray's side an emphatic 4-0 lead at the interval, with Bradley Dack registering a consolation for the Gills, who had topped the division going into the game.

Murphy has now scored a highly impressive six goals in his past three matches, taking his overall tally for the season to seven in all competitions.

What a day! First career hatrick.. 4-1 win .. And top of the league!! 💥 Thankyou for all the kind messages!

— Jacob Murphy (@JacobMurphy95) November 21, 2015
It was also a notable weekend for Jacob's twin brother, with Josh Murphy named 'Man of the Match' in MK Dons' 1-1 draw with Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship.

The City youngster provided the cross for Dean Bowditch to put Karl Robinson's men in front with 30 minutes played, only for Moussa Dembele to equalise on the verge of half-time.

Nice to get man of the match and an assist. Team was good today unlucky not to win! We will get there ⚽️👊🏽💪🏽 #coyd

— Josh Murphy (@joshmurphy65) November 21, 2015
Fellow 2013 FA Youth Cup winner Harry Toffolo was also in action, coming off the bench for the second half of Rotherham United's 1-0 win at Leeds United.

With the game level at the break, Joe Newell provided the decisive moment on 54 minutes as he headed home Richie Smallword's cross.

Both sides ended the game with ten men, after Leeds' Gaetano Berardi and Rotherham's Leon Best were dismissed when the two players clashed with 17 minutes remaining.

Tony Andreu
 was an unused substitute for the Millers, with their derby victory - coming against former manager Steve Evans - lifting them off the bottom of the league.

Massive 3 points! Boys dug in throughout.. Thanks to fans who travelled, your support is much appreciated! Roll on Saturday!

— Harry Toffolo (@Harry_Toffolo) November 21, 2015
Meanwhile, Elliott Bennett played 82 minutes as Bristol City continued their gradual climb up the table with a 1-1 draw against leaders Hull City at Ashton Gate.

The Robins went in front shortly before half-time through Kieran Agard, with Shaun Maloney's leveller on 73 minutes seeing them held to a point.

Another point to the tally against a good Hull side who will be contenders all season. Momentum keeps building for Rotherham next week 🙌🏽⚽️🔴

— Elliott Bennett (@Ebenno88) November 21, 2015
Elsewhere in the second tier, Gary Hooper featured as a 72nd minute substitute during Sheffield Wednesday's 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town at Hillsbrough.

Hooper entered the field with Wednesday trailing 1-0, helping them to turn the game on its head as a brace from Lucas Joao either side of Kieran Lee's strike secured all three points.

The result moves the Yorkshire side to within a point of the play-off places, with just one home defeat to their name so far this season.

Michael Turner is also on loan with the Owls, but missed out with an ongoing injury suffered in October.

In Sky Bet League One, midfielder Louis Thompson missed out on the matchday squad as struggling Swindon Town were comprehensively beaten 5-1 at Fleetwood Town.

There was also limited involvement for goalkeeper Remi Matthews, who was an unused substitute for Burton Albion as the Brewers were beaten 1-0 at Bury.

One 'stopper to see more action was Ben Killip, who featured between the sticks in Lowestoft Town's 2-2 draw with Stockport County in Vanarama National League North.

Another member of City's Development Squad currently out on loan is Cameron Norman, who is with Vanarama National League outfit Woking.

The versatile 20-year-old completed the full match on Saturday as The Cardinals secured a 2-1 win at Chester.

In Scotland, Carlton Morris played just over an hour for Hamilton Academical as they drew 1-1 at home with Aberdeen.

The visitors went in front early on through Kenny McClean, with Dougie Imrie's 70th minute goal ensuring a share of the spoils.

Further afield, Ricky van Wolfswinkel missed out on the matchday squad as Real Betis were beaten 1-0 by Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

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