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16 March 2016

Significant results on March 16

NORWICH City continued their charge towards the Division One title with a 3-0 victory over Gillingham at Carrow Road on March 16, 2004.

Having been held at bay for over an hour, a flurry of second half goals began on 63 minutes when Gills midfielder Alan Pouton inadvertently diverted Ian Henderson's cross into the net.

Barely moments later, substitute Phil Mulryne doubled the advantage by heading home Paul McVeigh's cross ahead of McVeigh himself adding a third shortly after.

The Canaries would go on to win the division with 94 points, with the current side's next opponents - West Bromwich Albion - taking second place.

City won by the same scoreline on March 16, 1996 as they cruised to comprehensive success at Reading's Elm Park in the second tier.

Coincidentally, an own-goal once again got things started, ahead of Darren Eadie and Keith O'Neill's strikes securing a first win in nine outings.

March 16 has largely been a profitable day for the Canaries, with the Club having won five, drawn four and lost two of their fixtures played on this date. 

Their first game played on March 16 was at home to Newcastle United in 1939; the Second Division game ending in a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road.

The 1938-39 season would prove to be the final one completed before the breakout of the Second World War caused the Football League to be temporarily abandoned, with the next full programme not occurring until 1946-47.

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