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9 April 2016

Significant results on April 9

ELLIOTT Bennett scored a memorable first Norwich City goal in a fine 2-1 win away to Tottenham Hotspur on this day in 2012.

The winger, who had signed at the start of that season from Brighton & Hove Albion, arrowed a shot home from the edge of the box in the 66th minute at White Hart Lane.

Anthony Pilkington had sidefooted Paul Lambert's Canaries into a first half lead but Jermain Defoe netted a leveller before the break.

Bennett's winner was one of the highlights from a successful first campaign back in the top flight for City, who went on to finish 12th in the table.

Back in April 2005, City beat Manchester United 2-0 at Carrow Road on this day as Dean Ashton and Leon McKenzie struck second half goals for a stunning victory.

Ashton turned David Bentley's free-kick home before the January signing teed up forward partner McKenzie eleven minutes later, earning a result that kept alive survival hopes for Nigel Worthington's team.

A year earlier, Mathias Svensson's curling left-footed strike had helped promotion-chasing City to a 2-0 Good Friday triumph over Wigan Athletic at Carrow Road.

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