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6 December 2016

Ten-man City knocked out by Swansea

MATT Jarvis returned to action on Tuesday as ten-man City were knocked out of the Checkatrade Trophy by Swansea.

The Canaries started the game as the stronger of the two sides and almost opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Sergi Canos' corner was met by Steven Whittaker but The Swans were able to clear the danger off the line.

City had a huge chance in the 16th minute when Whittaker's ball was met by Josh Murphy who was beyond the visitors' defence but his shot was easily met by Gerhard Tremmel.

Ben Godfrey received a red card after 25 minutes due to a challenge from behind on The Swans' frontman Oli McBurnie.

The South Wales side had the advantage of an extra man but the quality in City's ranks was coping well going into half-time.

Youssouf Mulumbu worked his way into the box before giving the ball to Carlton Morris who flicked it into the back of the net but the goal was disallowed due to a foul.

The visitors went ahead after 74 minutes when McBurnie headed in Daniel James' driven cross from the left flank.

Morris had a chance to equalise in the 77th minute when he rose above The Swans' defense but headed over the bar.

The full-time whistle blew and despite Norwich's class and experience, Swansea came out on top, knocking the Canaries out of the competition.

FULL-TIME: Norwich City 0-1 Swansea

GOALS: The Swans: Oliver McBurnie (74)

NORWICH CITY: Killip; Whittaker, Godfrey, Klose, Ramsay; Mulumbu, Grant; Canos, Jo. Murphy (Jaiyesimi, 76), Jarvis (Crowe, 45); Morris. Subs not used: Hallett (GK), Efete, McIntosh, McGrandles, Middleton


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