Stat Attack: All you need to know about Charlton 0-1 Norwich

Luke Bissett
LiveScore
Milot Rashica scored Norwich's first goal in 40 days
Milot Rashica scored Norwich's first goal in 40 days

A late Milot Rashica strike saw Norwich defeat League One Charlton 1-0 at The Valley to progress to the FA Cup fourth round.

The Premier League Canaries were outplayed for large portions of the tie, once again struggling to create chances.

Norwich boss Dean Smith made a triple change after a poor first half, which saw his side spring into life.

With 10 minutes left to play, two substitutes linked up as Teemu Pukki broke down the right and squared to Rashica who tapped into an open net.

The hosts nearly equalised in stoppage time, but Ben Purrington's headed effort struck the bar as Norwich survived the scare to cement their place in the fourth round.

Despite dominating proceedings, Johnnie Jackson's side were unable to cause an upset. He said: "I thought we were the better team for the majority of the game.

"Certainly had the better chances in the game. I thought we were front foot, dominant for large parts but we’re out of the cup and it’s disappointing because I feel like it's an opportunity missed today, I really do.

“That’s been the difference today. We’ve created a lot of chances and situations but we haven’t been able to capitalise. 

It was a valiant performance from Johnnie Jackson's side
It was a valiant performance from Johnnie Jackson's side

"They’ve had very few chances but one of the ones they did have they managed to stick away."

While Smith was well aware of his side's lucky break. 

He said: "We got involved in a scrap which suited Charlton more than us and our performance for the final 30 minutes of the first half wasn't good enough.

"The changes made a difference with better quality on the pitch, and that showed with the goal at the end, so I'm really pleased that we got through to the next round and broke off from the cycle of defeats.

"It should give everyone a lift but our performance levels need to be better. We knew it was going to be hard."

Did you know?

The Addicks have been eliminated in 32 of their last 35 FA Cup ties against top-flight sides, last winning in January 2000 against Coventry.

Rashica scored his first goal for Norwich since his move from Werder Bremen in the summer.

Smith's side's victory brought to an end their five-game losing streak.

The visitors did not manage a shot on target until the 56th minute.

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