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ON THIS DAY: MILK CUP TRIUMPH FOR CITY

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09:00 24th March 2016

by Ben Mouncer

On March 24 1985, City beat Sunderland at Wembley

NORWICH City lifted the Milk Cup after a famous 1-0 victory over Sunderland on March 24, 1985.

Ken Brown's Canaries were victorious on a special day at Wembley as Black Cats defender Gordon Chisholm diverted Asa Hartford's shot into his own net for the game's only goal at the start of the second half.

Captain Dave Watson led the team up the Wembley steps and held aloft the trophy to complete a sensational run that had seen City beat fierce rivals Ipswich Town over a two-legged semi-final.

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It was the second time Norwich had claimed the cup, with their initial triumph coming back in 1962 - their first major trophy.

More recently on this day, Grant Holt scored twice but was then sent off in a 2-1 win over Wolves at Carrow Road.

Current City winger Matt Jarvis gave the visitors the lead but Holt's deftly-executed chip brought Paul Lambert's side back level almost immediately.

Holt netted his second from the spot after Eggert Jonsson had handled Wes Hoolahan's drive, and even though he was dismissed late on for a second bookable offence, City saw the game out for three points.

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