Young Canaries hang on for draw at Stoke after Efete sees red

Todd Cantwell was on target for the Under-23s at Stoke. Picture: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images

Todd Cantwell was on target for the Under-23s at Stoke. Picture: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's Under-23s claimed a 1-1 Premier League 2 draw at Stoke City despite playing a third of the game with only 10 men.

Michee Efete was dismissed for a professional foul after 68 minutes, which effectively ended City's hopes of getting a inner.

City were on the back foot early on, with Canaries keeper Aston Oxborough forced to keep out a deflected free-kick.

But after Louis McIntosh had a long-range effort saved Todd Cantwell pounced on a rebound to put them into the lead after 22 minutes.

Daniel Bachmann twice denied the Canaries, saving from Diallang Jaiyesimi and Benny Ashley-Seal.

Stoke equalised in the 51st minute through Julien Ngoy, who bent his shot beyond Oxborough, but the visitors hung on for a good point.

City: Oxborough; Ramsay, Efete, Crowe, Lewis; Adams, McIntosh; Jaiyesimi, Cantwell, Middleton; Ashley-Seal. Subs: Ellesley, Hale-Brown (GK), Aarons, Brissett.