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Memorable Match: Norwich City 4-3 Millwall

2 November 2020

With Millwall the visitors at Carrow Road on Tuesday night (7pm KO), we’ve taken a look back at this fixture’s previous, unforgettable game.

Stoppage time goals from Jordan Rhodes and Teemu Pukki took the Canaries from 3-2 down to 4-3 up in the game’s dying embers.

Norwich City 4-3 Millwall
November 10, 2018
Championship
Carrow Road

What was on the line?

Simply put, points at the top of the table. A win would see City go top of the Championship and two points ahead of Middlesbrough, having performed admirably during the opening 16 games of the season.

For Millwall, it was a different story. Three points would be crucial to their hopes of steering clear of relegation, with Hull City, Bolton Wanderers and Ipswich Town all breathing down their necks.

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How the game unfolded

The first half was nowhere near as eventful as the second, only Tom Elliott’s 24th minute header giving the Lions the lead going into the break.

But City responded well, Daniel Farke’s team talk having the desired effect when Pukki levelled the scoring in the 49th minute. However, the Finn then missed a penalty.

With just over ten minutes remaining, it appeared Moritz Leitner had sent City on their way to all three points from 22 yards out, but Millwall hit back with two goals of their own.

Ryan Leonard and Jed Wallace scored as Millwall looked to smash and grab the victory, but City developed a habit of scoring late goals.

Rhodes and Pukki both found the back of the net in stoppage time, the latter with a stroke of good fortune, to secure one of the most dramatic wins Carrow Road has seen in recent memory.

Norwich City XI: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann, Klose, Lewis (Vrancic 88’), Tettey, Leitner, Buendia, Stiepermann (Rhodes 88’), Hernandez, Pukki
Unused substitutes: McGovern, Godfrey, Marshall, Trybull, Cantwell

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What happened next?

Of the remaining 29 league games, City lost just two, going on a brilliant run to win the Championship and earn promotion to the Premier League.

Millwall fans could breathe a sigh of relief come the end of the season, as the Lions evaded relegation by just four points, finishing 21st in the Championship.


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