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Monday 14 January 2013

Barclays U21s: Murphy twins star in Norwich win

Jacob Murphy scores hat-trick and his brother another goal in 5-0 win over Stoke in Group 2

  • Josh Murphy scored the first of Norwich City's goals as they routed Stoke City

Norwich City got their second phase of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League off to a great start with a 5-0 victory away to Stoke City in Group 2.

The twins Josh and Jacob Murphy were the stars for Norwich with the latter scoring a hat-trick at Nantwich Town FC. Josh Murphy, 17, scored the first before his brother’s treble, his second in consecutive matches and he has eight goals in three matches. Jamar Loza got the final goal towards the end.

"I don't think the result flattered us, because it was only 1-0 at half time and we had to work hard for it,” said Norwich development squad manager Scott Marshall. “Stoke play in a certain way and we had to adapt and respond to that, so it wasn't easy.

Stoke match report | Norwich match report.

Download full fixture list here

Wednesday 9 January 2013
Elite Group

Arsenal (Santos) 1-1 West Bromwich Albion (Nabi)

Thursday 10 January 2013
Elite Group

Chelsea (Feruz, Baker) 2-0 Fulham

Friday 11 January 2013
Group 2
Stoke City 0-5 Norwich City (Josh Murphy, Jacob Murphy 3, Loza)

Monday 14 January 2013
Elite Group

Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1pm, THFC Training Centre
Liverpool v Southampton, 2pm, LFC Academy
Manchester United v West Ham United, 7pm, Altrincham FC

Group 1
Blackburn Rovers v Everton, 7pm, Leigh Sports Village

Group 2
Manchester City v Reading, 1pm, Athletics Stadium
Crystal Palace v Bolton Wanderers, 7pm, Selhurst Park

Tuesday 15 January
Group 2
Aston Villa v Middlesbrough, 1pm, Bodymoor Heath TG

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Key Points

  • Norwich get Phase 2 campaign off to perfect start wih 5-0 rout of Stoke
  • Jacob Murphy star of show with hat-trick
  • Jacob's twin brother Josh also on target along with Jamar Loza

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