MATCH NIGHT RECAP: Oxford United 2 Norwich City U21s 1 - Spirited Canaries slip to late EFL Trophy defeat

PUBLISHED: 21:42 03 September 2019 | UPDATED: 21:52 03 September 2019

Akin Famewo leads the way for Norwich City (in red) at a corner during the EFL Trophy opener at Oxford, ahead of William Hondermarck (centre) and Ciaren Jones Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Akin Famewo leads the way for Norwich City (in red) at a corner during the EFL Trophy opener at Oxford, ahead of William Hondermarck (centre) and Ciaren Jones Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Paul Chesterton

Norwich City's Under-21s got their EFL Trophy campaign underway at League One Oxford United on Tuesday and our reporters were there to bring you all the updates, analysis and post-match reaction from the Kassam Stadium.

Shae Huthinson was so nearly the hero as a young Norwich City Under-21s team gave League One side Oxford United an almighty scare in the EFL Trophy.

The 18-year-old striker had fired the Canaries ahead in the 63rd minute at the Kassam Stadium, only for former Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan to smash in an equaliser in the 77th minute and Shandon Baptiste to curl in a winner for the U's with five minutes remaining.

The hosts - managed by former MK Dons and Charlton boss Karl Robinson - made nine changes to their starting XI from the 3-3 home draw with Coventry which kept them above the relegation zone at the weekend.

The Canaries opted not to field the two over-age players allowed in their under-21 team, which had a rather youthful side fielded thanks to the absence of youth internationals including Adam Idah and Aidan Fitzpatrick.

Norwich City's Under-21s get their EFL Trophy push underway at Oxford United on Tuesday  Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdNorwich City's Under-21s get their EFL Trophy push underway at Oxford United on Tuesday Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

- Recap the main action from the Kassam Stadium in the blog

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