Aston Villa ruthlessly swept aside an injury-hit Norwich City to move out of the bottom three and leapfrog their opponents in the Premier League table.

Club record signing Wesley answered some of his critics by opening the scoring with a neat control and finish, doubling the tally with a tap-in before missing a penalty.

Norwich continued to defend woefully after the restart, Jack Grealish allowed to sweep in a third to effectively end the home side’s hopes.

Conor Hourihane and Douglas Luiz added more as Canaries boss Daniel Farke’s 100th league game at the helm headed towards humiliation, before Josip Drmic tucked in a meaningless consolation which few inside Carrow Road even celebrated.

Villa’s stunning win moved Dean Smith’s side up to 14th, with Norwich sliding down to third-bottom with their fifth defeat in six games.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 33McGovern
  • 2Aarons
  • 24Amadou
  • 4Godfrey
  • 12Lewis
  • 10Leitner
  • 23McLean
  • 17Buendía
  • 18StiepermannSubstituted forRobertsat 76′minutes
  • 14CantwellSubstituted forSrbenyat 80′minutes
  • 22PukkiBooked at 32minsSubstituted forDrmicat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Byram
  • 7Roberts
  • 20Drmic
  • 32Srbeny
  • 35Idah
  • 43Famewo
  • 60Mair

Aston Villa

  • 1Heaton
  • 24Guilbert
  • 22EngelsSubstituted forKonsaat 75′minutes
  • 40Mings
  • 18Targett
  • 7McGinnBooked at 42mins
  • 11Nakamba
  • 14HourihaneBooked at 62minsSubstituted forDouglas Luizat 78′minutes
  • 21El GhaziSubstituted forTrézéguetat 64′minutes
  • 9Wesley
  • 10Grealish

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 6Douglas Luiz
  • 12Steer
  • 15Konsa
  • 17Trézéguet
  • 23Jota
  • 39Davis
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
27,045

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home21
Away22
Shots on Target
Home5
Away12
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 5.

Attempt missed. Ibrahim Amadou (Norwich City) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Marvelous Nakamba.

VAR Decision: No card change Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Aston Villa).

Foul by Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City).

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. John McGinn (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Grealish.

Goal!

Goal! Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 5. Josip Drmic (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Moritz Leitner (Norwich City).

Wesley (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Max Aarons (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frederic Guilbert (Aston Villa).

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Ben Godfrey.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Josip Drmic replaces Teemu Pukki.

Goal!

Goal! Norwich City 0, Aston Villa 5. Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Wesley.

Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Trézéguet (Aston Villa).

Attempt missed. Trézéguet (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marvelous Nakamba with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Dennis Srbeny replaces Todd Cantwell.

Foul by Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City).

John McGinn (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Moritz Leitner (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa).

Foul by Ben Godfrey (Norwich City).

Wesley (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Douglas Luiz replaces Conor Hourihane.

Attempt missed. Ben Godfrey (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Wesley.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Marvelous Nakamba.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Patrick Roberts replaces Marco Stiepermann.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Ezri Konsa Ngoyo replaces Björn Engels because of an injury.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Björn Engels.

Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frederic Guilbert (Aston Villa).

Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa).

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Moritz Leitner.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Trézéguet replaces Anwar El Ghazi.