Sep 23, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Greenhous Meadow
ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town
1-0
NorwichNorwich City
Collins (54')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Lafferty (73')

Result: Shrewsbury Town shock Norwich City

League Two outfit Shrewsbury Town cause a shock after beating Championship high-flyers Norwich City 1-0 in their League Cup clash at the New Meadow.

League Two outfit Shrewsbury Town have shocked Championship high-flyers Norwich City 1-0 in tonight's League Cup clash at the New Meadow.

James Collins (R) of Shrewsbury Town celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match against Norwich City on September 23, 2014© Getty Images

The game began in lively fashion, the home side forcing several corners in quick succession early on before seeing a long-range Liam Lawrence effort fly just wide.

The Canaries, however, nearly scored in the 10th minute after Ryan Bennett sliced open the Shrews defence to find Kyle Lafferty, but the Northern Irishman headed over from less than 10 yards out.

Shrewsbury had another good chance just after the half-hour mark when some patient build-up play saw Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro marauding towards goal and firing a low shot that was just wide.

The League Two side more than held their own against Norwich, who were in the Premier League just a year ago, and much to the delight of the home fans, they broke the deadlock in the 54th minute.

A free kick floated in by Lawrence was met by Jermaine Grandison's flick-on, leaving James Collins to loop a header over goalkeeper Declan Rudd to make it 1-0 to Shrewsbury.

The visitors, currently sitting second in the Championship table, couldn't find a way back into the game, as their lesser-fancied opponents dominated proceedings in the latter stages of the match.

The final whistle eventually blew to an ecstatic home crowd as the Shrews, who famously beat Wayne Rooney's Everton 11 years ago in the FA Cup, successfully completed another giant-killing.

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