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Under-23s extend win streak to three against Aston Villa

11 January 2020

Norwich City Under-23s took all three points after their 2-1 win against Aston Villa on Friday afternoon, with recently recalled Louis Thompson assisting a goal.

Other recalled loanees, such as Simon Power and Josh Coley made appearances in the game, with Thompson also captaining the side on his return from Shrewsbury Town. Looking to contribute early on, Thompson assisted a fast-break Canaries goal, helping Shae Hutchinson get his name on the scoresheet by the fourth-minute.

The Villans tried to answer back with a goal of their own soon on, Jacob Ramsey seeing his shot firing over the bar after a low cross across the 18-yard box.

Just as half-time was dawning, Villa got their hard-earned equaliser before the break. The goalscorer in question was Cameron Archer, who coolly finished in front of goal to take the teams back to level pegging.

With just 15 minutes left of the game Villa saw themselves down to ten-men as Ben Guy saw a second yellow for a bad foul, getting himself dismissed before the end of the match.

City capitalised on this advantage, with Hutchinson scoring his second of the game to give the Canaries the lead once more just minutes later.

Holding on for just over ten minutes, the Canaries saw the game through to the end, extending their win streak to three and picking up another three points.

Norwich City U23s: Mair, Thomas, Nizet, Omobamidele, Odusina, Adshead, Power (Thorvaldsson, 65), Thompson (c) (Dickson-Peters, 80), Hutchinson, Martin, Coley (Fitzpatrick, 65) 
Subs not used: 
Blair, McAlear
Goals: Hutchinson (4, 78)
Bookings: Coley (56), Thomas (73), Adshead (90)

Aston Villa U23s: Sinisalo, Walker (c), Rowe, Suliman, Bridge, Guy, Wright (Sea, 52), Brunt, Archer, Ramsey, Odutayo (Clarke, 78)
Subs not used: 
Searle, Birch, Bazeley
Goals: Archer (42)
Bookings: Guy (22, 75 dismissal), Bridge (29), Ramsey (45+3), Suliman (61)

Referee: Paul Howard
Kick-off time: 2:30pm
Venue: Lotus Training Centre
HT: 1-1


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