Norwich City breezed through to the third round of the Carabao Cup by defeating Championship side AFC Bournemouth 6-0 at Carrow Road.
Norwich made nine changes for this game but that did not hamper them at all. They took the lead early on through Christos Tzolis.
The £8.8m summer signing’s first goal for the Canaries came via the benefit of a significant deflection.
The Premier League side made it 2-0 14 minutes later and there was absolutely no luck about this one as McLean finished off an excellent move involving Brandon Williams and Kieran Dowell with a thumping finish from just outside the box.
On-loan Manchester United defender Williams caught the eye as he linked up with fellow new boy Tzolis and another flowing move down the left in the 33rd minute ended with Lukas Rupp steering the ball home from a central area as a flat-footed Cherries defence looked on.
It was a morale boosting first-half display from the hosts after Saturday’s mauling at champions Manchester City and it got even better after 49 minutes when American striker Josh Sargent opened his account. Nyland did well to foil McLean after he had been put through by Dowell, but summer signing Sargent was on hand to bury the loose ball.
Things went from bad to worse for a ragged Bournemouth side as further home goals in the 66th and 74th minutes took the score to 6-0.
First Nyland’s weak clearance was blocked by Sargent who crossed for Tzolis to fire into an unguarded net and then another giveaway by the defence allowed Tzolis to dash through and square for Sargent to get his second.