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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Recent signings Mark Bunn and Alexander Tettey got their first competitive run-outs for their new club last night as Norwich City’s Under-21 side drew 1-1 with their Arsenal counterparts.
Goalkeeper Bunn and midfielder Tettey both came through the full 90 minutes at Underhill, as did another summer recruit, defender Michael Turner.
Chris Martin also featured as an over age player – but it was youngster Jacob Murphy who grabbed the headlines with a late equaliser to ruin Arsenal’s 100pc start to the season.
Murphy struck six minutes from time after Sanchez Watt had given Arsenal the lead in the first half.
It came as something of a surprise when the home side took the lead just before the half-hour mark.
Craig Eastmond flicked Conor Henderson’s deep corner across goal to Watt, who tapped home from four yards.
City grabbed their deserved equaliser when Ignasi Miquel’s clearance hit Reece Hall-Johnson and rebounded fortuitously into the Murphy’s path. He charged through on goal before opening his body up and guiding a right-footed effort beyond Damian Martinez and into the net.
A draw was probably a fair result in a game of few clear-cut chances.
• Norwich: Bunn, McNeil, Turner, Sheriff, Barker, Jacob Murphy, Tettey, Josh Murphy (King, 60) Clunan (Hall-Johnson, 70) Loza (Gafaiti 80), Martin. Subs (not used): Steer, Durojaiye.