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ON THIS DAY: 1962 LEAGUE CUP TRIUMPH

1 May 2014

Canaries defeat Rochdale to lift League Cup

NORWICH City won the League Cup for the first time on Tuesday May 1, 1962.

The final was played against fourth division Rochdale over two legs, with second tier Norwich City winning 4-0 on aggregate.

The Canaries had travelled to Spotland, Rochdale's ground, on the previous Thursday, April 26, running out 3-0 winners courtesy of goals from Bill Punton and Derrick Lythgoe, who bagged a brace.

19,708 supporters visited Carrow Road for the second leg on May 1 to see a single goal from Jimmy Hill secure the trophy for the Canaries.

The League Cup winning team was captained by future Canary manager and Hall of Famer Ron Ashman.

Norwich City went on to reach three more League Cup finals, losing to Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa in 1973 and 1975, respectively, before a memorable victory over Sunderland at Wembley Stadium in 1985.


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