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Norwich City slip out of the Premier League U21 Cup in a 2-0 defeat at Southampton’s U21s

21:28 15 January 2015

Conor McGrandles captains Norwich City in Thursday night

Conor McGrandles captains Norwich City in Thursday night's Premier League U21 Cup tie at Southampton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City’s development squad fell at the last 16 stage in Thursday’s Premier League U21 Cup 2-0 defeat against Southampton’s U21s at St Mary’s.

Ryan Seager and Sam McQueen notched for the hosts to seal a quarter-final tie against Watford.

Conor McGrandles was the only City player with first team experience on duty with the likes of Josh Murphy, who scored in the previous round’s 4-2 win at Fulham, not included in the matchday squad along with Carlton Morris, Jamar Loza and Cameron McGeehan who have all gone out on Football League loans since the last tie against the Cottagers.

Seager rolled the ball into an empty net in the 22nd minute after Jake Sinclair’s clever pass from the left before McQueen wrapped up the tie in the 82nd minute when Seager’s initial strike hit the post with Remi Matthews’ beaten.

• Norwich City starting line up: Matthews, Hall-Johnson, Efete, Ramsay, McFadden, Gafaiti, Norman, McGrandles, Grant, Ashley-Seal, Kelly. Subs: Beauchamp, Byrne-Hewitt, Cole, Fox, Awuah.

8 comments

  • Only to be expected , with so many of the up+coming " stars " sent out on loan . This is the perennial problem with having a Reserves team and Youth development teams playing in their own Leagues and competitions ; - you end up always having to choose between letting them do well , or putting the long-term interests of the club first which weakens the teams they are playing in .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Friday, January 16, 2015

  • dont forget we had the double promotion and a one season start in the premier over Soton. "What went wrong?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Friday, January 16, 2015

  • DJ_F; it`s almost magical the way Soton achieve that. They seem to sell off the stars they`ve created for big money, and their conveyor belt keeps on delivering replacements. Like you, I wish them every success. About time somebody gatecrashed the party. Perhaps Ar$ene`s Ar$enal will have to surrender "their" 4th place at last? Soton had a terrible run of 6 games without a win, didn`t they? Yet they`ve recovered and are looking good. Perhaps they can even manage 3rd??

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 16, 2015

  • Southampton remain the model for bringing players through the system. Not sure what they are doing differently from other clubs but has been working there for years now even through different managers. Happy to see it too and hope they grab one of the champions league places this season. That would prove that it can be done.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Friday, January 16, 2015

  • Watched the game last night - there was definitely nothing to get too excited about. City were on the back-foot throughout and didn't create that many chances..... Hmmm

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, January 16, 2015

  • forkhandles not impressive.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

  • Josh Murphy being saved for Saturday then .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

  • Answers my question from an earlier thread . Good

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

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