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4 April 2017

Ebou Adams' goal sends City's youngsters into the final four

RICHARD Money praised the response of Norwich City Under-23s after they booked their place in the Premier League Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 win away to Liverpool on Monday evening.

City's youngsters had suffered disappointment just days earlier when they were cruelly denied progress to the Premier League International Cup final by Sunderland, but bounced back in perfect fashion at Chester's Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

Speaking exclusively to, Money said: "I thought we were terrific on the night, especially in the first half when we caused them a whole host of problems.

"We probably should have gone in at more than 1-0 in front and with that score you're always liable to lose something. Even if you continue to play well the result can remain in the balance, but we defended really well.

"They only really had one clear sight of goal, so it was a really good performance both offensively and defensively. It's a great result against a very good team and I'm very pleased as it was probably the toughest tie of the round.

"As I said on Friday, it's testament to how they've done that they lost a semi-final then their next game was a quarter-final. To come through it, with a chance of another trophy, is a really good effort."

Although City hit the woodwork in either half, what would ultimately prove to be the game's key moment came just ten minutes in when Ebou Adams drove forward from midfield before lashing home from distance.

"He's a real passionate boy and his performance on Friday was very impressive," Money added.

"To come back out four days later and deliver the same was a credit to him. He wasn't alone last night though, there were some really good performances throughout the group.

"That group is in a pretty good place at the minute. Since I've been here, they've grown enormously and we appear to have found a way of playing which suits them and which Liverpool found very difficult to handle.

"Of the teams that are left, Portsmouth and Swansea would be a long distance trip so a home draw against anybody would be the ideal scenario. The crowd were great on Friday and we'd like to give them an opportunity to see the boys again."

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