Style of Youth Cup win at Watford impresses Norwich City coach David Wright

Norwich City U18s coach David Wright, pictured during his time at Colchester United. Picture: Pagepi

Norwich City U18s coach David Wright, pictured during his time at Colchester United. Picture: Pagepix

New coach David Wright was thrilled with the performance of his Norwich City under-18 team in their comprehensive 5-1 victory at Watford in the FA Youth Cup.

The former Canaries loanee has recently taken over following Graeme Murty's exit for Scottish giants Rangers and took his new charges to Vicarage Road in the third round.

The scoring was opened by captain Owen Wallis, before Benny Ashley-Seal scored a penalty and an own goal made it 3-0 before the break.

Substitutes Anthony Spyrou and Devonte Aransibia then completed the rout, with the Hornets scoring a late consolation, leaving Wright a happy man.

'I thought we were excellent, and for the first half an hour especially we were outstanding,' the former Crewe full-back said.

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'We'd had a look at Watford before and came up with a plan. You give that to the players but they carried it out perfectly.

'We wanted to come out and set a high tempo to dictate the game, which was very important. If Watford dropped in, we then had a plan to break their block down.

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'Once again, the players were excellent throughout. Although Watford's late goal is frustrating, overall it was a superb performance.'

The young Canaries will find out their fourth round opponents when the fourth round draw is made on Monday.

'We'll look forward now, football being the way it is,' Wright added, speaking to City's website.

'We've got Tottenham at home at the weekend, which is our next focus. This game was good; we'll analyse it but then get ready for the next one. Hopefully we can bounce into Saturday with a repeat performance.'

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