Josh Sargent retained his place in Norwich Metropolis’s beginning lineup on Friday evening and rewarded supervisor Dean Smith in an enormous approach.
Sargent began at Carrow Highway and registered his first league brace of the EFL Championship season in a 2-0 victory over Millwall. It was Sargent’s second-consecutive match with a objective as he as soon as once more stepped in for star striker Teemu Pukki.
“I’ve stated earlier than Sarge is an effective participant,” Smith stated about Sargent put up match. “He works extraordinarily exhausting and he went and earned that probability for himself. He put them underneath stress proper from kick-off within the first half, charging them down.
“That’s what you want and it’s good as a result of he can go down each channels and what nice competitors it’s for Teemu now,” he added. “It’s actually pleasing for us as a soccer membership that we’ve received good gamers inside the squad and a few not even taking part in and even on the bench.”
After a scoreless first half, Sargent broke the impasse within the fiftieth minute, receiving a move from Daniel Sinani earlier than nestling a right-footed shot into the top-right nook. It was Sargent’s fourth-career league objective for Norwich Metropolis between his time within the English Premier League and Championship.
Norwich Metropolis continued to pile on stress because the second-half went on and Sargent iced the consequence along with his second objective of the match. A counter assault from the hosts finally led to Kieran Dowell’s move to Sargent simply contained in the Millwall field, earlier than the American striker curled his right-footed shot into the bottom-right nook.
Sargent’s evening completed within the eighty fifth minute, drawing a match-high 5 fouls, registering three pictures on objective, and finishing one dribble. It was a Man of the Match efficiency from Sargent, who completed Friday’s match as joint high scorer within the Championship.
“I’m very proud of the week, two nice outcomes for us and two nice video games with objectives from me, so I’m feeling fairly nice proper now,” Sargent stated. “I believe any striker would inform you it feels good if you’re scoring objectives, so I’m stuffed with confidence proper now.
“It feels good to be taking part in striker once more and I’ve positively taken my alternative after I’ve been given it and hopefully I can maintain scoring objectives,” he added.
Norwich Metropolis subsequent hosts AFC Bournemouth in Tuesday’s EFL Cup showdown earlier than visiting Sunderland and Birmingham Metropolis respectively in league motion.