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ON THIS DAY: OCTOBER 14

14 October 2016

Featuring wins over Spurs, Chelsea and West Brom

THE Canaries emerged as 2-0 winners over Chelsea at Carrow Road on 14 October 1989, in front of just over 19,000 supporters.

Iconic left-back Mark Bowen put the hosts ahead in the first half, before Robert Fleck’s penalty after the break wrapped up victory.


Norwich would go on to finish the 1989-90 season in tenth place, while the Blues took fifth as Liverpool clinched the title – their most recent league success to this day.

City have an impressive home record on 14 October throughout history, winning all four of their matches played in Norfolk on this date.

Those successes include a 2-1 Division One win over Tottenham Hotspur in 1972; although it would be Spurs who came out on top when the two teams met in the League Cup final later in the same season.

The last two matches played on 14 October have seen City plunder three goals in each game, which were both on their travels.

In 2000, Fernando Derveld and Chris Llewellyn saw their respective efforts at West Bromwich Albion cancelled out, before Darren Kenton's late strike gave Bryan Hamilton’s side a valuable three points.

That victory brought an end to the Baggies' eight-game unbeaten run, with Nigel Worthington taking over as Norwich manager a few months later following Hamilton's departure.

Most recently, however, was a thrilling 3-3 draw away to Queens Park Rangers during the 2006-07 Division One season.


The visitors went in front early on through Darren Huckerby, before goals from Hoops midfielders Jimmy Smith and Martin Rowlands turned the game around.

Dion Dublin levelled ahead of Robert Earnshaw notching from the spot eight minutes from time to put City 3-2 up, only for Rowlands’ second of the game in the final moments to ensure a share of the spoils.

Overall, City have won five and drawn two of their nine games played on 14 October stretching back to 1950, scoring 16 times.



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