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Josh Sargent caps USMNT call up with sixth Norwich City goal of season

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Norwich City’s winning run in the English Football League Championship continued on Wednesday with Josh Sargent staying amongst the goals in Dean Smith’s starting lineup.

Sargent scored his sixth league goal in his past six appearances, helping the Canaries claim a 3-2 home victory over Bristol City. It was a positive day overall for Sargent after learning he would be included in the September U.S. men’s national team roster.

Teemu Pukki’s brace in the opening 23 minutes helped Norwich City claim a two-goal advantage on home soil but Tommy Conway’s goal in the 44th minute cut the deficit in half for Bristol City.

Sargent added to Norwich City’s lead in the 66th minute, heading home Gabriel Sara’s cross into the top-left corner. It was the 22-year-old’s fifth goal at Carrow Road this season, continuing his impressive run in the Canaries squad.

Antoine Semenyo’s finish in the 77th minute helped Bristol City make it 3-2, but Norwich City would hang on to earn a sixth league win out of nine matches played. Sargent won eight duels, created two chances, and made four recoveries, logging 90 minutes for the first time since August 27.

Norwich City is up to second in the Championship table following Wednesday’s victory, continuing a rapid rise up the standings.

Sargent will have one final opportunity this month to add to his confidence and season total on Saturday against West Bromwich Albion. The USMNT striker will then join Gregg Berhalter’s side for September friendlies against Japan and Saudi Arabia.

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  1. Glad to see Sargent get his confidence back in front of goal. Even with his lack of scoring last season I felt he was playing decently (out of position) doing all the little things well (holding up, passing, pressing, movement, etc…). His strong start to the season is in part to his club’s dropping down a tier….but also his maturing as a player.
    I think overall he’s currently the most complete CF in the USMNT pool and am hoping he’ll show that in the friendlies. Ferreira is a close 2nd, but lacks Sargent’s physical attributes.
    Pepi & Pefolk round out the top 4 and while Pefolk is in good form he doesn’t excel at the little things Gregg wants out of his CFs. Pepi isn’t in form or have the confidence in front of goal right now….but will hopefully mature in the Dutch League.

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  2. One hopes this form is permanent and he’s over his yips. The longer this continues the more I’ll trust it.

    His timing is certainly good.

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      • Largely forgotten was Bobby suffered a significant knee injury in 2019 with Hannover. He was never a regular starting in Germany after that. Was kind of getting something back with RSL this although not big goal numbers but another major injury.

      • @JR
        Yea I was just making the point that when he was established for us, every single time I watched him play in Germany it was lather rinse repeat… Bobby alone in 30 yards of space chasing a cleared long ball with 3 defenders all over him..

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