Norwich City rack up another eight friendly goals

Norwich City's travelling fans were given a double reward for their efforts to follow their team to Germany as the Canaries reeled off successive 4-0 friendly wins in Gottingen.

The unusual mini tournament saw City take on the joint hosts in separate 45 minute games before sitting back to watch the home teams round-off the night by meeting in the third mini round robin encounter.

For City boss Paul Lambert the format gave him the opportunity to use two almost completely different line-ups to help ease nearly all of his senior players further along the road towards match fitness.

George Francomb was the only player to start both 'halves' – and he was replaced in the second by Korey Smith, who had started the first.

In all Lambert was able to use 20 players with only Adam Drury, Aaron Wilbraham, Anthony Pilkington and Zak Whitebread of the touring party sitting the game out.


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The first 45 minutes, against Sparta Gottingen, saw new boy James Vaughan twice target with further goals coming from Simeon Jackson and Francomb.

The second, against RSV Gottingen, saw defender Elliott Ward score two and one each for Steve Morison and Elliott Bennett.

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• Norwich City (v Sparta): Ruddy, Francomb, Tierney, Barnett, De Laet, Korey Smith, Crofts, Vaughan, Holt, Chris Martin, Jackson.

• Norwich City (v RSV): Rudd, Russell Martin, Lappin, Francomb (sub Korey Smith), Ward, Johnson, Bennett, Fox, Morison, Hoolahan, Surman.

Meanwhile, it was announced last night that their second tour outing, against non-league side FS Wacker Nordhausen at the Albert Kuntz Sportspark on Saturday will be open to the public with a 3pm kick-off (local time – 2pm British time). It had earlier been said to be 'behind closed doors.'

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