Norwich 6-0 Bournemouth: Tzolis and Sargent net braces in cup win

Norwich 6-0 Bournemouth: Summer signings Christos Tzolis and Josh Sargent both score braces at Carrow Road as Daniel Farke’s side cruise into the third round of the Carabao Cup with a thumping win over the Cherries

  • Norwich City breezed into the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night
  • Daniel Farke’s side put Championship Bournemouth to the sword in 33 minutes
  • Christos Tzolis, Kenny McLean, Lukas Rupp all found the back of the net early on
  • Josh Sargent made it 4-0 just after the break as Scott Parker’s side crumbled
  • There was still time for both Tzolis and Sargent to complete their braces late on 

Norwich cruised into the third round of the Carabao Cup with a 6-0 thrashing of Bournemouth at Carrow Road.

Three first-half goals, including an opener from £8.8million summer signing Christos Tzolis, effectively settled a tie between two virtual second string sides, with rival managers Daniel Farke and Scott Parker making a total of 18 changes between them from the weekend.

Tzolis took just 12 minutes to mark his debut for the Canaries with a goal, latching onto a pass from Kenny McLean and beating Orjan Nyland with a shot that took a big deflection. 

Christos Tzolis and Josh Sargent both scored braces as Norwich thrashed Bournemouth 6-0

The Canaries eased into the Carabao Cup third round with a routine win on Tuesday night

Greek winger Christos Tzolis fired home the opening goal of the evening at Carrow Road

Midfielder Kenny McLean celebrates making it 2-0 to the Canaries after just 26 minutes

Lukas Rupp showed his quality by curling home the third goal from distance on 33 minutes

Norwich: Gunn, Mumba, Omobamidele, Zimmermann, Williams (Giannoulis 76), Rupp (Idah 77), Sorensen, McLean (Gilmour 71), Dowell, Sargent, Tzolis.

Subs not used: Krul, Hanley, Cantwell, Rashica.

Goals: Tzolis 12 & 66, McLean 26, Rupp 33, Sargent 49 & 75

Booked: Zimmermann

Bournemouth: Nyland, Taylor, Rossi, Camp, Cook, Marcondes (Glover 64), Kilkenny, Rogers (Saydee 82), Brooks (Mepham 64), Pearson, Davis.

Subs not used: Anthony, Zemura, Moriah-Welsh, Travers.

Goals: None

Booked: Camp, Kilkenny

Referee: Charles Breakspear

The Premier League side made it 2-0 14 minutes later and there was absolutely no luck about this one.

McLean finished off an excellent move involving Brandon Williams and Kieran Dowell with a thumping finish from just outside the box.

On-loan Manchester United defender Williams caught the eye as he linked up with fellow new boy Tzolis and another flowing move down the left in the 33rd minute ended with Lukas Rupp steering the ball home from a central area as a flat-footed Cherries defence looked on.

It was a morale boosting first-half display from the hosts after Saturday’s mauling at champions Manchester City.

It got even better after 49 minutes when American striker Josh Sargent opened his account.

Nyland did well to foil McLean after he had been put through by Dowell, but summer signing Sargent was on hand to bury the loose ball.

Things went from bad to worse for a ragged Bournemouth side as further home goals in the 66th and 74th minutes took the score to 6-0.

First Nyland’s weak clearance was blocked by Sargent who crossed for Tzolis to fire into an unguarded net and then another giveaway by the defence allowed Tzolis to dash through and square for Sargent to get his second.

More to follow. 

There was a gulf in class between Daniel Farke (left) and Scott Parker’s (right) respective teams

Josh Sargent made it 4-0 just after the interval with a close-range finish at the back post

On-loan Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams started on the left side of defence

Bournemouth talisman David Brooks was unable to influence proceedings from the right side

Tzolis added a fifth for Norwich after 66 minutes with a low finish from the middle of the box

The Greek winger wheels away to celebrate with the home supporters after netting twice

American striker Sargent then wrapped things up with his second goal of the evening 

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