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14 April 2016

Significant results on April 14

JONNY Howson made a memorable return to Leeds United as Norwich City won 2-0 at Elland Road in the Sky Bet Championship on April 14, 2015.

The popular midfielder, who captained the Whites before moving to Carrow Road in 2012, was ever-involved as Alex Neil's Canaries underlined their promotion credentials with a fifth straight victory.

Having seen City spurn the chance to go in front from the penalty-spot in the first half after Howson won a spot-kick, the former United Academy player's fine finish broke the deadlock on 57 minutes.

Refusing to celebrate against his boyhood club, Howson's gesture was welcomed by home fans who offered him a warm reception throughout the game.

Norwich were forced to wait until the final minute to secure all three points, when Graham Dorrans atoned for his earlier penalty miss by firing home emphatically after good work from Cameron Jerome. 

City were also successful against Leeds on April 14, 1993, when they won 4-2 against their Yorkshire counterparts in the inaugural season of the Premier League at Carrow Road.

The match began in the liveliest of fashions, with four goals scored inside the first 15 minutes as Lee Chapman's opener was cancelled out by Chris Sutton's brace and a David Phillips penalty.

Rod Wallace struck for Leeds early in the second half to make it 3-2, only for Sutton to complete his hat-trick 12 minutes from time and ensure it would be the hosts who took the spoils.

Norwich ended the season in third, 12 points behind champions Manchester United, while Leeds finished in 17th.

City's biggest win on this day came in 1952, when they cruised to an emphatic 7-0 triumph over Torquay United in Division Three South; eventually taking third place in the league standings.

In total, the Canaries have won seven, drawn four and lost four of their 15 matches played on April, 14 throughout history.

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