Bristol Rovers player ratings v Norwich City: 'livewire' 8/10 received but 5/10 given in FA Cup exit - gallery

Bristol Rovers saw defeat in their FA Cup third-round replay at home to Championship outfit Norwich City.

Norwich City brushed aside Bristol Rovers at the Menorial Stadium to reach the fourth-round of the FA Cup.

Luke McCormick gave the Gas a deserved lead inside the opening 20 minutes with a fine volley past George Long.

The visitors equalised before the hour mark as Gabriel Sara bundled the ball across the line following a Sam Mccallum curling effort which initially hit the post.

The Canaries doubled their lead moments later as Adam Idah dispatched from the penalty spot as Johnathon Rowe was brought down by Connor Taylor following a counter attack.

Kenny McLean rubbed salt into the wound for Taylor's side as he had time and space on the edge of the area, curling an effort pass the helpless Matt Cox.

Luke Thomas should have doubled the host's lead in added time in the first-half as his shot curled wide of the far post. Rovers had a big chance 20 minutes from time as Chris Martin had space and fired an effort from a tight angle, however Long did well to save from close range.

Here is how the Rovers players faired this evening...

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