Watford 2 - 3 Norwich City

Match info: League Cup - 3rd Rnd at Vicarage Road Stadium

Date: 24/09/2013 KO: 19:45 Ref: Stephen Martin Att: 11,178

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Javier Acuna 23
Marco Davide Faraoni 55



Josh Murphy 77
Gary Hooper 90+5,115

FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: September 23 2013, 20:40 BST

Striker Gary Hooper will make his full debut for Norwich in Tuesday's Capital One Cup third-round clash at Watford.

Gary Hooper: Expected to make his first start for the Canaries
Gary Hooper: Expected to make his first start for the Canaries

Team captain Sebastien Bassong limped out of the Canaries' defeat to Aston Villa with a hamstring problem and will therefore not feature against the Sky Bet Championship side.

Striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel (toe) is unavailable and Elliott Bennett is out with cruciate ligament damage, but 18-year-old forward Josh Murphy could make his debut for Chris Hughton's side.

Watford midfielder Almen Abdi remains on the sidelines after missing the club's last three matches, including Saturday's 5-1 demolition of Barnsley, with a foot injury.

Long-term absentees Nyron Nosworthy (Achilles) and Tommie Hoban (ankle) remain unavailable although the former has returned to training.

Boss Gianfranco Zola is likely to make changes for the cup tie as the Hornets aim to make the fourth round for the first time since 2008.

Norwich team (from): Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Garrido, Howson, Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan, Snodgrass, Elmander, Fer, Hooper, Pilkington, Bunn, Becchio, Olsson, Ryan Bennett, Fox, Ayala, Tettey, Murphy.

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