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Memorable Match: Norwich City 2-1 Everton

22 June 2020

With Norwich City welcoming Everton to Carrow Road on Wednesday evening, we’ve taken a look back at a memorable encounter between the sides seven years ago.

1-0 down with six minutes remaining, City pulled off a remarkable turnaround under Chris Hughton thanks to goals from Kei Kamara and Grant Holt.

Norwich City 2-1 Everton
February 23, 2013
Premier League
Carrow Road

What was on the line?

While City were comfortably mid-table ahead of this game, they hadn’t won any of their last ten games in the league, so a turnaround in fortunes was more than welcome.

As for David Moyes’ Everton, the Toffees remained hopeful of fighting for Champions League qualification with plenty of points still to play for.

How the game unfolded

Everton got the goal to show for their impressive first-half performance via Leon Osman’s 39th-minute header to put the Toffees 1-0 up.

A 1-0 lead is never comfortable, of course, and so it proved. The visitors failed to put the result beyond doubt, allowing City back into the game with Kei Kamara’s 84th-minute equaliser.

In scoring that header, Kamara became the first player from Sierra Leone to score in England’s topflight.

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Four minutes into added time, Grant Holt rubbed salt in the Everton wounds when he poked home from close range.

City XI: Bunn, Bassong, Turner, Martin, Garrido, Hoolahan (Pilkington, 73), Howson, Johnson, Snodgrass, Becchio (Kamara, 58), Holt

Subs not used: Camp, R. Bennett, Whittaker, E. Bennett, Fox

What happened next?

City won only three of the remaining eleven league games, yet still managed to land an eleventh placed finish in the Premier League.

Everton didn’t lose again until the final day of the season, their impressive run ultimately seeing them finish sixth in the league and two points ahead of Liverpool!

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