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EFL Cup: Norwich City progress to round three, young Ipswich Town side narrowly beaten

  • Norwich City 4-1 Charlton Athletic
Josh Murphy produced a fine individual performance. Credit: PA

Norwich City made it safely through to the third round of the EFL Cup after beating League One side Charlton Athletic 4-1.

Josh Murphy was the star of the show, scoring twice, while Marley Watkins and fellow summer arrival Tom Trybull also got on the scoresheet.

Charlton did take the lead in the opening five minutes at Carrow Road, but the Canaries regrouped well to book their place in Thursday's draw.

“We wanted to go into the next round and we did, and we deserved to win,” Head Coach Daniel Farke said.

“4-1 was ok, but it could have been a lot higher as we missed a lot of chances.

"We were really dominant and for that I’m content. Although Charlton are in the league below, the cup can always throw up a lot of surprises so I’m pleased with how we played and that we’re through to the next round.”

  • Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich Town
Ipswich Town's youngsters impressed against Premier League Crystal Palace. Credit: PA

An inexperienced Ipswich Town side were knocked out of the competition despite a brave effort against Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.

Manager Mick McCarthy picked six teenagers in his starting eleven for the game at Selhurst Park as he decided to rest his first team regulars.

Despite that, it took until the 76th minute for Palace to break the deadlock courtesy of James McArthur's curling shot.

The Scottish international added another shortly after before Bersant Celina pulled one back for Town in injury time to give the travelling fans something to shout about.

“I’m extremely proud of my players and they should be proud of themselves,” McCarthy said.

“They were all terrific and a few of them out there surprised me with their performance as well. They have shown they may be able to handle first-team football and I wasn’t sure that was the case before.

“Now the challenge for them is to take that on and play like that in the U23 games. I want that level of performance from then in those games and that hasn’t always been the case."

  • MK Dons 1-4 Swansea City
Swansea were worthy winners at stadium:mk. Credit: PA

Premier League side Swansea City proved to be too strong for MK Dons in their second round tie at stadium:mk.

An upset looked to be on the cards when Ryan Seager put the Dons ahead inside the first 20 minutes, but former Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer equalised soon after.

Fer added a second after the break, before Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew added some extra gloss to the scoreline.