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Six years ago today, this happened ... Ipswich Town 1 Norwich City 5

PUBLISHED: 10:19 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:10 21 April 2017

The picture says it all....

The picture says it all....

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

April 21, 2011, Portman Road, Ipswich Town v Norwich City.

The Pride of Anglia walks out at Portman Road, alongside Ispwich... 

Picture: James BassThe Pride of Anglia walks out at Portman Road, alongside Ispwich... Picture: James Bass

It was a match which prompted a new spelling of Ipswich – Ip5w1ch – but much more importantly will go down as one of the great games in Norwich City’s history.

It was of course the 5-1 demolition – and for once, that word is used wholly appropriately – of the old enemy. On their own turf. On the way to promotion to the Premier League.

Somehow it doesn’t get any better than that – unless, of course, you add in the fact that five months earlier City had dished out a 4-1 thrashing to the same team at Carrow Road.

The tale of the tape began after just 13 minutes when Andrew Surman tapped in after Town keeper Arran Lee-Barrett – previously on City’s books – parried Wes Hoolahan’s cross.

Andrew Surman, left, opened the scoring. 

Picture: James BassAndrew Surman, left, opened the scoring. Picture: James Bass

Then came an own goal from Gareth McAuley, who put David Fox’s corner past Lee-Barrett. Simeon Jackson converted Grant Holt’s cross for the third on 73 minutes. Jimmy Bullard pulled a goal back for Town, but with 10 minutes to go, Russell Martin got in on the act and then substitute Danny Pacheco wrapped it up in the 90th minute.

“We have personnel in the team that can make things happen,” manager Paul Lambert said.

And how ...

Simeon Jackson on the ball. 

Picture: James BassSimeon Jackson on the ball. Picture: James Bass

TEAMS

Ipswich: A Lee-Barrett, G McAuley, D O’Dea, D Delaney, J Carson, G Leadbitter, D Norris, C Edwards, J Bullard, J Scotland (A Drury 46), C Wickham. Subs not used: J Peters, C Healy, J White, L Civelli, T Brown, M Fulop.

Norwich: J Ruddy, E Ward, Z Whitbread, M Tierney, R Martin, A Crofts, A Surman, D Fox (H Lansbury 76), W Hoolahan (D Pacheco 84), S Jackson, G Holt (S Vokes 82). Subs not used: A McNamee, R Edwards, S Lappin, D Rudd.

He's off and running! Simeon Jackson celebrates after scoring City's second. 

Picture: James BassHe's off and running! Simeon Jackson celebrates after scoring City's second. Picture: James Bass

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Attendance: 29,258

GOALS

Russell Martin gets City's fourth. 

Picture: James BassRussell Martin gets City's fourth. Picture: James Bass

Ipswich: Jimmy Bullard 78

Norwich: Andrew Surman 13, Gareth McAuley 24og, Simeon Jackson 73, Russell Martin 80, Dani Pacheco 90.

Dani Pacheco, left, scorer of City's fifth, and
 defender Marc Tierney. Picture: James BassDani Pacheco, left, scorer of City's fifth, and defender Marc Tierney. Picture: James Bass

Celebration time for Dani Pacheco. Picture: James BassCelebration time for Dani Pacheco. Picture: James Bass

Grant Holt wants his future sorted at Hibs. 
Picture: James BassGrant Holt wants his future sorted at Hibs. Picture: James Bass

City midfielder 
Andrew Crofts. 

Picture: James BassCity midfielder Andrew Crofts. Picture: James Bass

Grant Holt ensures there's never a minute's peace for Ipswich. 

Picture: James BassGrant Holt ensures there's never a minute's peace for Ipswich. Picture: James Bass

Don't you just love him? 

Picture: James BassDon't you just love him? Picture: James Bass

City players and fans celebrate. Picture: James BassCity players and fans celebrate. Picture: James Bass

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