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6 April 2016

Significant results on April 6

NORWICH City secured an important 2-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday on April 6, 2015, a result which lifted them into the automatic promotion places of the Sky Bet Championship.

Two goals before the break from midfielder Bradley Johnson settled the Easter Monday contest, securing a third straight win for Alex Neil's side.

The match was dedicated to the Aviva Community Fund, with the players donning special one-off shirts while pledging individual support to personally nominated causes close to their hearts.

City's season would eventually end at Wembley, where a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the play-off final saw them return to the Barclays Premier League at the first time of asking.

Coincidentally, Norwich were also successful against Middlesbrough on April 6, 1976, winning 1-0 in the First Division during a season in which they finished 10th in the top tier.

More recently, City won 2-1 at Hull on this day in 2007, with current Academy coach Darren Huckerby and Dickson Etuhu on target at the KC Stadium.

The Canaries went in front on 39 minutes when Huckerby flicked home Youssef Safri's corner, before Huckerby turned provider by crossing for Etuhu to head beyond goalkeeper Boaz Myhill after half-time.

Hull pulled a goal back late on through Andy Dawson's free-kick but the visitors held on to take all three points back to Norfolk.

Another notable win on April 6 came in 1963, when City secured a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Chelsea at Carrow Road in the Second Division.

The Blues would go on to earn promotion to the top-flight by finishing in second place, one point behind Stoke City, while Norwich ended the campaign in 13th.

In total, City have won five, drawn eight and lost two of their 15 matches played on this date throughout history.

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