AFC Bournemouth travelled to Premier League outfit Norwich City on Tuesday night for the second round of the EFL Cup.
Both sides made numerous changes to the sides, with AFC Bournemouth head coach Scott Parker handing debuts to new signings Orjan Nyland in goal and Morgan Rogers in an attacking role.
The Cherries also welcomed back captain Steve Cook from a knee injury which he suffered during the final games of last seasons Championship campaign.
AFC Bournemouth academy graduate Brennan Camp also made his first start for the club, whilst there were also a debut for Ryan Glover off the bench.
Following the match, Scott Parker told Dorset Live…
“…There are some young boys here what have made debuts tonight and it’s been a tough night so they are going to need lifting.
“We’ll definitely analyse it. I’ll definitely analyse it with those boys and ask them for their feedback. How they felt, how we managed the game. So yeah, we’ll go over that.”
Scott Parker's message to our fans after a difficult evening.
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) August 24, 2021
Written by AFCBade
I went with my daughter and had a great afternoon in an amazing part of the country including an excellent meal in one of the great old pubs in the centre, sitting by the river and did a bit of shopping. Norwich is one of my favourite away days.
Football was total rubbish to be fair but that’s not an unusual experience over my lifetime.
Tonight was so poor for a mix of reasons. The team was weak; we had no centre forward and brooks didn’t track back enough in my opinion to help debutant camp especially with Brandon Williams pushing up. In contrast, Norwich were up for it (as they showed a couple of seasons ago when they played us off the park in the league cup) and there was a 20k gate instead of the apathetic few thousand that often turn up. Of course, the 3 goals second half were the result of dreadful individual errors – maybe that’s a collective less committed approach than for league games?
I stayed to the final whistle, like a lot of away fans stayed, and the interaction between fans and players was quite cathartic at the end.
Man of the match against Norwich
I just want to say a huge thank you to all the @afcbournemouth supporters who travelled to Norwich this evening despite the result, your support was incredible, thanks to each and every one you, safe travels home regards and respect Jeff
— Jeff Mostyn (@jeffmostyn) August 24, 2021
— BBC Radio Solent Sport (@solentsport) August 24, 2021
Norwich is a great place to spend the day or the weekend.
Had it not been for the continued requirements for corona testing and the chaos surrounding it, I would have been there and made it an eastern double header with Hull on Saturday.
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