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11 April 2016

Late victory for City youngsters

NORWICH City's Under-21s sealed a valuable three points as they defeated Leicester City at their training ground on Monday afternoon, thanks to Ray Grant's late free kick.

The hosts took full advantage of the option to field over-age players, starting Gokhan Inler as well as first-teamers Daniel Amartey and Demarai Gray. 

City had enjoyed mixed fortunes when facing the Foxes this season, having beaten them 2-0 at Colney thanks to goals from Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Vadis Odjidja Ofoe.

However, the Canaries were then defeated when the two sides met in the Premier League International Cup later in October.

The hosts had the better chances earlier on and only a fine Ben Killip stop prevented Inler from putting them in front.

It was then the turn of Daniel Iversen to pull out a sublime stop as he denied Glenn Middleton as the two sides began to carve out chances.

After the restart, City were forced to defend resolutely and the width of the post prevented Demarai Gray from scoring the opening goal of the game.

Liam Moore then saw his effort cleared off the line, before he nodded the ball just over the bar from Gray's corner.

Middleton was again at the centre of the action as Elliott Moore had to be alert to block the winger's shot.

City would earn a treasured three points thanks to Ray Grant, whose free kick evaded everyone before nestling itself into the Leicester net with just six minutes left to play.

FULL-TIME: Leicester City 0-1 Norwich City

GOALS: Canaries: Grant (84).

NORWICH CITY: Killip; Ramsay, Crowe, Efete, Toffolo; Grant, Adams; Lewis, McIntosh, Middleton; Ashley-Seal (Sambu, 62). Unused subs: Oxborough (GK), Pollock, Aransibia, Syme.

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