West Ham U18 3, Norwich City U18 1

Norwich City came under the hammer at Little Heath, finishing their FA Premier Academy Under-18 League defeat with 10 men. The young Canaries - with defender George Francomb back as skipper six weeks after he suffered a thigh strain in the first team - were under constant first-half pressure and were 2-0 down inside half an hour.

Norwich City came under the hammer at Little Heath, finishing their FA Premier Academy Under-18 League defeat with 10 men.

The young Canaries - with defender George Francomb back as skipper six weeks after he suffered a thigh strain in the first team - were under constant first-half pressure and were 2-0 down inside half an hour.

There was a much-improved second-half fightback, but City had Matthew Ball dismissed for a professional foul.

West Ham took the lead after 16 minutes when Barrett slid the ball home from Hall's cross.


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After 27 minutes, Montano squeezed home a low header from Purdy's corner to make it 2-0.

City goalkeeper Remy Matthews produce a superb one-handed save to deny Hall after 61 minutes, but two minutes later, Ball was shown the red card for clipping the heels of Hall.

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After 74 minutes, Norwich pulled a goal back from Francomb's delightful cross as Josh Dawkin powered the ball beyond goalkeeper Loveday.

From the restart, however, City allowed Montano to advance unchallenged into the penalty area and slip the ball just inside Matthews' right-hand post.

t West Ham United U18: Loveday, Modelski (Smith), Brown (Driver), Craig, Sanchez, Moncur, Barrett (Subuola), Wearon, Hall, Purdy, Montano.

t Norwich City U18: Matthews, Ball, Alex Stephens, Ekim Coskun, Dumic, David Stephens, Clarke (Osemwegie, 64), Francomb, Kelly, Drmola (Oakley, 84), Dawkin.

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