2017/18 English Carabao Cup, Second Round
  • Josh Murphy (21', 52')
  • Marley Watkins (74')
  • Tom Trybull (89')
  • Lee Novak (5')

Josh Murphy brace helps Norwich ease past Charlton

Norwich came from behind against lower-league opposition for the second round running to progress in the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 win over Charlton.
The Canaries followed up their 3-2 victory over Swindon in the first round with another Carrow Road success against the League One Addicks.
The visitors stunned their Championship hosts by taking the lead after just five minutes, a slick move ending with Tarique Fosu playing in Lee Novak, who finished emphatically.
With six changes to the side beaten 4-2 at Aston Villa on Saturday, Norwich took time to settle and Marco Stiepermann and Josh Murphy both sent shots wide before they got back on level terms midway through the half.
Murphy smashed the ball past Dillon Phillips from just outside the box to ease the home nerves, and it then needed a couple of smart stops from the keeper to prevent first Murphy and then James Maddison from putting Norwich ahead.
Daniel Farke's team finally got their noses in front in the 52nd minute - and again Murphy was scorer. This time he went on a typically pacey run down the left before slotting home from a tight angle after the ball had bounced kindly following an Ezri Konsa tackle.
Charlton went close to levelling when Josh Magennis' header went just wide of the post but City quickly wrapped up the tie with a 73rd minute third as Marley Watkins latched onto a pull back to guide the ball home from close range.
There was still time for German midfielder Tom Trybull to mark his debut by volleying home a fourth in the 89th minute after coming on as a late substitute.