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15 April 2014

First Carrow Road encounter against Liverpool in the Football League

LIVERPOOL visited Carrow Road for the first time in the Football League on Saturday April 15, 1961. 

The Canaries won the match 2-1, with goals from Northern Ireland international  Jimmy Hill and Brian Whitehouse, with the match attended by 21,205 supporters.

It was only the fifth time the two sides had faced each other, following three previous FA Cup encounters in 1909, 1937 and 1951 and the away fixture at Anfield earlier in the 1960-61 season.

With just two games to go of the 42-match season, Norwich City went on to finish in fourth position in the Old Division Two, with 49 points. Liverpool finished a place above the Canaries with a points total of 52.

Elsewhere in the world on April 15, 1961 tension was building between the United States of America and Cuba, with the CIA carrying out air attacks on Cuban airfields in Operation Puma, ahead of the Bay of Pigs Invasion just two days later.

Norwich City face title-chasing Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday, April 20. A limited number of seats are currently available on general sale through the buy-back scheme.

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