EFL Cup - Third Round
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Everton 0-2 Norwich City

Steven Naismith scores for Norwich
Steven Naismith played for Everton from July 2012 to January 2016

Norwich reached the fourth round of the EFL Cup with an impressive victory at in-form Everton.

Steven Naismith gave the visitors the lead against his former club with a fortuitous finish that looped in after the striker slipped while shooting.

City's Alex Pritchard cleared an Enner Valencia shot off the line before Josh Murphy scored a decisive second with a superb rising drive from distance.

The defeat is Ronald Koeman's first as Everton manager.

The Dutchman made six changes to the team that beat Middlesbrough 3-1 at the weekend to take the Toffees up to second in the Premier League, but his starting XI still had plenty of ability and experience.

Only Robbie Brady remained from the Norwich team that beat Nottingham Forest at the weekend, and they were forced on the back foot for much of the game.

However, while the Toffees wasted the chances that came their way Norwich seized theirs, be it through a slice of luck - in the case of Naismith - or via the superb execution of Murphy.

The Canaries' victory is their first at Goodison Park since September 1993, when Efan Ekoku scored four times in a 5-1 win.

The result was also a measure of revenge for Alex Neil's team, who were beaten on penalties at Goodison Park in the fourth round of this competition last season.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman: "Of course I'm not happy about the result, because in cup football you don't get a second chance, but we did everything to score.

"Norwich had a bit of luck for their first and we did not have that luck.

"We're happy with the league but disappointed with this. From tomorrow we need to prepare for Bournemouth. It's no reason to stay down."

Norwich manager Alex Neil: "To a man, everyone was fantastic. They gave everything.

"We wanted to win the game. We came with a method which the players carried out perfectly."

Line-ups

Everton

  • 22Stekelenburg
  • 23Coleman
  • 30HolgateSubstituted forKonéat 83'minutes
  • 5Williams
  • 25Funes Mori
  • 15Cleverley
  • 17Gueye
  • 12LennonSubstituted forBolasieat 68'minutes
  • 8Barkley
  • 19E Valencia
  • 7DeulofeuSubstituted forMirallasat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Robles
  • 6Jagielka
  • 9Koné
  • 11Mirallas
  • 14Bolasie
  • 18Barry
  • 20Oviedo

Norwich

  • 1RuddyBooked at 57mins
  • 2Whittaker
  • 24Bennett
  • 6Bassong
  • 12Brady
  • 34Thompson
  • 18MulumbuBooked at 50minsSubstituted forGodfreyat 90+4'minutes
  • 31Murphy
  • 7Naismith
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forTurnerat 89'minutes
  • 9OliveiraSubstituted forLaffertyat 45'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 13Jones
  • 17Canos
  • 19Lafferty
  • 26Turner
  • 30Morris
  • 35Godfrey
  • 37Grant
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
29,550

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Everton 0, Norwich City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Everton 0, Norwich City 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Ben Godfrey replaces Youssouf Mulumbu.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ramiro Funes Mori.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Enner Valencia (Everton) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Cleverley (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Michael Turner replaces Alex Pritchard.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Everton. Conceded by John Ruddy.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Idrissa Gueye (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Josh Murphy (Norwich City).

  16. Booking

    Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Williams (Everton).

  20. Post update

    Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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