Norwich 1-5 Aston Villa: Wesley scores twice as Canaries thrashed at Carrow Road

Norwich vs A Villa
Premier League
3:00pm Saturday 5th October

Carrow Road
(Att: 27045)

Aston Villa triumph over Norwich.
Wesley made headlines at a busy first halfgiving his side the lead in six metres (16) and adding a second 15 minutes later, before Michael McGovern refused him a hat-trick from the spot before the rest.
Jack Grealish set the match outside Norwich three minutes into the second half after netting from close-range, and Conor Hourihane (61) hit a fourth for good action with a nice curling effort from outside the box.
A fantastic long-range aim by Douglas Luiz (83) confirmed the thrashing, also while Josip Drmic caught a late consolation (88), Norwich drop down to the relegation zone.
Both sides ditched their defensive duties in a opening spell which saw Marco Stiepermann go from six yards after the cross of Anwar El Ghazi bamboozled the Norwich centre-backs until Wesley opened.
The hosts pressed for an equaliser but Tyrone Mings was unrelenting in throwing himself between ball and goal, and Bjorn Engels blocked online the shot of Todd Cantwell.
As his sides lead dropped, tapping in from 2 yards after a clever Grealish pass the drama lasted, but had been refused a first-half hat-trick thanks to the diving punishment of McGovern save.
Grealish left it three only following half-time, prior to loaf in eight yards, playing a one-two with El Ghazi.
The Canaries continued to allow all the area to Villa using Hourihane curling in a fourth that was superb from beyond the box for substitute Luiz to go with a bending effort into the top corner.

Substitute Drmic took great advantage of the East Anglian sunset as Villakeeper Tom Heaton seemed blinded when his clearance discovered the Norwich striker, although Dean Smiths side were denied the blank sheet he commended his sidefantastic performance as the hosts were embarrassed.
Norwich travel to the south east coast to face Bournemouth on October 19; Kick-off 3pm. Aston Villa host Brighton additionally on October 19; kick-off at 3pm.

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