Norwich City were humiliated by newly promoted Plymouth Argyle, losing 6-2 at Home Park.

Goals from Morgan Whittaker (3), Dan Scarr, Finn Azaz and Luke Cundle secured an impressive win for Argyle, with Adam Idah scoring a late consolation double for David Wagner's men.

The loss means Norwich drop to sixth in the Championship table, eight points behind Ipswich in second.

After a bright start, Gabriel Sara had the first shot for the visitors, driving low from distance but seeing his effort beaten away by Conor Hazard in the Plymouth goal.

The hosts struck first, however, Whittaker cutting inside and reversing beyond Angus Gunn after Ryan Hardie left Joe Edwards' header to run.

Just over 20 minutes later, Argyle struck again. Norwich thought they'd been let off when Lewis Gibson diverted Joe Edwards' cross onto the bar, but the rebound found Scarr in space to pass home.

Shortly before the break a double blow from Steven Schumacher's men put the game beyond the Norfolk side. First Whittaker curled past Gunn for 3-0, before Finn Azaz made it four.

Whittaker should have added to the lead when he went through on goal, but the Scottish stopper's outstretched leg denied him.

Sara then provided Idah a golden chance to pull one back, but the striker's outstretched poke was straight at Hazard.

The Irishman did get a consolation in the 72nd minute, however, when he dispatched Sara's through-ball, adding to it when he scored a penalty six minutes later.

Luke Cundle rounded off the victory for Plymouth, tapping past Gunn in the final minute for 6-2.


The Pink Un: Plymouth Argyle's starting line-up for their Championship match against Norwich City.Plymouth Argyle's starting line-up for their Championship match against Norwich City. (Image: Newsquest)


25. Burton (GK)

3. Gillesphey (on for Pleguezuelo, 90+1)

7. Butcher (on for Whittaker, 80)

14. Miller

15. Bundu (on for Hardie, 87)

16. Warrington

23. Waine

28. Cundle (on for Randell, 87)

29. Kesler-Hayden (on for Mumba, 80)

Manager: Steven Schumacher

Bookings: Scarr (68)

Goals: Whittaker (15, 40+4, 59), Scarr (35), Azaz (40+5), Cundle (90+7)


The Pink Un: Norwich City's starting line-up for their Championship match against Plymouth Argyle.Norwich City's starting line-up for their Championship match against Plymouth Argyle. (Image: Newsquest)


12. Long (GK)

8. Gibbs

15. McCallum

20. Placheta (on for Fassnacht, 45)

21. Batth

25. Hernandez (on for Rowe, 67)

29. Forshaw (on for Hwang, 45)

35. Fisher

42. Springett

Head Coach: David Wagner


Goals: Idah (72, 78 pen)


7 - Sara finds space in midfield and hits a low shot well, but it's beaten away by Hazard.

8 - Randell's shot is spilt by Gunn into Mumba's path. He crosses low for Hardie, whose flick is collected by the Norwich goalkeeper.

15 - GOAL PLYMOUTH (Whittaker): Hardie leaves Edwards' header and it rolls through for Whittaker, who steps inside Duffy and reverses beyond Gunn for 1-0.

23 - Whittaker shoots from the corner of the box, but can only find the side netting.

28 - Sara plays a ball round the corner for Hwang, but his effort ricochets off Hazard back onto him and behind.

36 - GOAL PLYMOUTH (Scarr): Gibson crashes Edwards' cross into the bar, but the rebound falls for Scarr to pass into the empty net.

40+4 - GOAL PLYMOUTH (Whittaker): Hardie has time and space to drive inside, laying off to Whittaker to curl beyond Gunn from 20 yards.

40+5 - GOAL PLYMOUTH (Azaz): Azaz turns Duffy inside and out before firing beyond Gunn with his left foot.

Half time - Plymouth Argyle 4-0 Norwich City

49 - Whittaker goes through on goal but is denied by Gunn's outstretched leg.

57 - Idah should score when Sara's cross finds him, but his poked effort is straight at Hazard.

59 - GOAL PLYMOUTH (Whittaker): Azaz crosses low for Whittaker, and the latter has an easy tap-in for 5-0.

72 - GOAL NORWICH (Idah): Sara's through-ball finds Idah to fire past Hazard.

77 - GOAL NORWICH (Idah, pen): Mumba brings down Hernandez in the box, with Idah dispatching the resulting penalty to Hazard's right.

90+4 - Azaz cuts in and drives towards the far post, but Gunn parries his shot away.

90+7 - GOAL PLYMOUTH (Cundle): Cundle taps past Gunn to round off the victory.

Full time - Plymouth Argyle 6-2 Norwich City


Gunn 5, Stacey 4, Duffy 3, Gibson 3, Giannoulis 6, McLean 4, Sara 4, Fassnacht 5, Rowe 5, Hwang 5, Idah 6. Subs: Forshaw 6, Placheta 5, Hernandez 6.


Possession: 30pc-70pc

Shots: 16-11

On target: 10-6

Corners: 3-6

Fouls: 8-6

Injury time: 4 mins/7 mins

ATTENDANCE: 16,469 (1,622 Norwich)

REFEREE: Andrew Kitchen