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Memorable Match: Norwich City 4-3 Leicester City

26 February 2020

Norwich City welcome Leicester City to Carrow Road this Friday and for our ‘Memorable Match’, we’ve chosen a classic from 2010.

Seven goals, a penalty and a red card contributed to an early season epic. Here’s our account of what happened:

Norwich City 4-3 Leicester City
Tuesday, September 28 2010
Championship
Carrow Road

What was on the line?

Despite the Canaries only being eight games into their Championship return, they’d acclimatised nicely after clinching the League One title in April and went into the fixture in the play-off positions.

Leicester, on the other hand, had endured a difficult start with only five points from their opening eight games, leaving them rooted to the bottom of the table. A victory was vital to improve their situation.

How the game unfolded

Martyn Waghorn got Leicester off to the perfect start inside two minutes but Andrew Crofts soon levelled the scores with a precise finish from distance.

Wes Hoolahan scored a penalty and then assisted Adam Drury as the Canaries took control of the fixture by the hour mark.

However, Matty Fryatt reduced the arrears on 65 minutes, only for Hoolahan to double his tally and stretch City’s lead once more.

Fryatt made it 4-3 on 78 minutes before he was sent off for a goalmouth tussle with Leon Barnett.

City XI: Ruddy, Martin, Barnett, Ward, Drury, Crofts, K. Smith, Hoolahan (S. Smith, 81), Lappin, Holt, Jackson (Martin, 72)
Subs not used: Rudd, Berthel-Askou, Fox, McNamee, Johnson

What happened next?

City went on to clinch promotion to the Premier League, their second promotion in as many seasons, by finishing second behind Queens Park Rangers.

Leicester recovered from their early season struggles to record a tenth-placed finish and ended the season with former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson in charge.


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