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October 30, 2013 1:15 AM IST
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ K. Friend‎
Attendance:‬ 58663‎
 
20′ (PG) Javier Hernández
 
 
87′ Phil Jones
 
90+5′ Fabio Da Silva
 
Top of the Match
Javier Hernández
Javier Hernández
Manchester United
Javier Hernández
Javier Hernández
Manchester United
Flop of the Match
Johan Elmander
Johan Elmander
Norwich City
Johan Elmander
Johan Elmander
Norwich City

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich: Chicharito double books Capital One Cup quarter-final spot

The Mexican netted either side of the interval with Phil Jones and Fabio scoring late on as David Moyes' men easily booked their passage into the last eight

By Jack Davies

Javier Hernández - Chicharito - Manchester United
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Chicharito netted twice as Manchester United cruised into the Capital One Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable victory over Norwich.

After opening the scoring from the spot after 20 minutes following a Leroy Fer foul on Adnan Januzaj, the 25-year-old reacted quickly to a Mark Bunn parry to double the hosts’ advantage with a header early in the second half. 

Phil Jones made sure of the victory with a late volley, before Fabio prodded home a fourth in stoppage time in a game marred by a serious-looking head injury to Norwich's Robert Snodgrass.

VIEW FROM OLD TRAFFORD
By Tom Maston

Manchester United’s fringe players certainly put themselves in contention for a league starting place after eventually overrunning a disappointing Norwich side.

Adnan Januzaj and Chicharito were, as they were against Stoke on Saturday, the difference between the two sides while Alex Buttner and Phil Jones did enough to suggest they could be retained in future encounters. David Moyes certainly has some more selection dilemmas after this victory.

Norwich struggled to make any impact on the game, though the welfare of winger Robert Snodgrass will be at the forefront of manager Chris Hughton's mind after the winger was stretchered off in the second half.

David Moyes made wholesale changes from the United side that came from behind twice to beat Stoke City 3-2 on Saturday, with Phil Jones and Tom Cleverley the only survivors.

Wilfried Zaha was given a first start since August’s Community Shield win over Wigan Athletic, while Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand were also among those to come in.

Norwich were similarly unrecognisable from the weekend, with Fer, Bassong and Snodgrass the only players to line up at Old Trafford who started Saturday’s goalless draw with Cardiff.

Nathan Redmond was the first to get a sight of goal for the visitors, creating the angle for himself at the edge of the penalty area before drilling wide of the left-hand post after 10 minutes.

At the other end, Chicharito twice went close to giving United the lead in quick succession, but it wasn’t long before the Mexican broke the deadlock.

Norwich’s Fer, who has been under the spotlight since a display of unsporting behaviour in the Premier League clash with Cardiff, attracted more unwanted attention in the 19th minute as he left a lazy leg in the path of Januzaj inside the box to concede a penalty.

Chicharito stepped up and duly dispatched the spot-kick into the bottom left-hand corner of Mark Bunn’s net, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way to put United ahead.

Five minutes into the second half, Johan Elmander outmuscled Vidic to nudge the ball narrowly wide of the right-hand post from a Redmond cross as Norwich went in search of an equaliser.

But moments later, the hosts were two up. Chicharito got his head to an Alexander Buttner cross from the left to force a parry from Bunn, but the striker was alert and nodded the ball into the back of the net at the second attempt for his third goal of the competition.

Snodgrass drew a save from Anders Lindegaard in the 56th minute with a header, but picked up a head injury in the process, resulting in a nine-minute stoppage before he was replaced by Anthony Pilkington.

Things went from bad to worse for Norwich as Redmond was forced from the field with an apparent muscle injury, before Jones put the result beyond doubt in the 86th minute with a volley from a poor headed clearance by Bassong.

And full-back Fabio then tapped home a fourth, four minutes into 11 of injury time, following a wonderful pass from substitute Wayne Rooney.



Manchester United

13
Anders Lindegaard
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Rafael
Defender
2.50
4
Phil Jones
Defender
87′
3.00
28
4.00
15
Nemanja Vidic
Defender
3.00
5
Rio Ferdinand
Defender
2.50
44
Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder
93′
4.00
18
Ashley Young
Midfielder
2.50
23
Tom Cleverley
Midfielder
90′
3.00
14
4.00
36
Wilfried Zaha
Midfielder
78′
3.00

Norwich City

3.00
13
Mark Bunn
Goalkeeper
2.00
3
3.00
5
S. Bassong
Defender
2.50
18
2.50
24
3.00
4
3.00
7
2.00
10
Leroy Fer
Midfielder
2.00
14
3.50
22
Nathan Redmond
Midfielder
76′
2.00
16

Substitutes

40
Ben Amos
Goalkeeper
 - 
12
 - 
35
 - 
8
Anderson
Midfielder
90′
 - 
11
Ryan Giggs
Midfielder
 - 
25
 - 
10
3.00

Substitutes

 - 
20
Carlo Nash
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
8
Jonny Howson
Midfielder
2.00
12
 - 
11
 - 
19
2.50
34

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Results
 
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5 2
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4 1
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4 1