Canaries end penalty shoot-out barren streak stretching back over 10 years

PUBLISHED: 16:41 05 March 2020 | UPDATED: 16:49 05 March 2020

Todd Cantwell is Norwich City's representative in a global Fifa tournament. Picture: John Walton/PA Wire

Todd Cantwell is Norwich City's representative in a global Fifa tournament. Picture: John Walton/PA Wire

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Winning on penalties at Tottenham in the FA Cup brought an end to over 10 years without a shoot-out victory for Norwich City.

The last time the Canaries had won a shoot-out was back in November 2009, when a 0-0 draw at Swindon Town in the third round of the EFL Trophy had been settled by a 5-3 win on spot-kicks, during the early stages of Paul Lambert's era.

Jamie Cureton scored the decisive penalty at the County Ground that night, on what turned out to be the striker's final appearance for the club.

City have now taken part in 13 shoot-outs overall, winning six of them, with the first experience arriving during a Texaco Cup second round tie against Leicester in 1972.

That concluded in a 4-3 triumph at Carrow Road and the club's next two shoot-outs were also wins, at home to Millwall in the Zenith Data Trophy in 1990 and away to Bolton in a League Cup fourth round replay in 1995.

Jamie Cureton was the last player to score a winning penalty in a shoot-out for Norwich City, at Swindon in the E|FL Trophy in 2009 Picture: Alex Broadway/Focus ImagesJamie Cureton was the last player to score a winning penalty in a shoot-out for Norwich City, at Swindon in the E|FL Trophy in 2009 Picture: Alex Broadway/Focus Images

However, the next three were all defeats - including the most memorable in Canaries history.

Bolton gained revenge in 1998, winning 3-1 at Carrow Road in the League Cup third round, but it was the Division One play-off final at the Millennium Stadium in 2002 which most City fans will remember.

After both teams had scored in extra-time for a 1-1 draw, it was Phil Mulryne and Daryl Sutch who were the unlucky men failing to score as Birmingham won 4-2 to earn promotion to the top flight in Cardiff.

Port Vale sealed a League Cup third round upset with a 3-2 shoot-out win at Vale Park in 2006 but the following year it was David Marshall with two crucial saves to earn a 4-3 shoot-out triumph at Rochdale in the second round of the same competition.

Next was the win at Swindon in 2009 but prior to Wednesday's win at Spurs it had been four consecutive defeats: 6-5 at Southampton in the Trophy in 2009, 4-3 at Everton in the League Cup in 2015, 3-2 at Leeds in the same competition the following year and 5-3 at Chelsea in the FA Cup third round in January 2018 - when Nelson Oliveira saw the crucial kick saved.

NORWICH CITY'S PENALTY SHOOT-OUT RECORD:

November 8, 1972: Leicester City (H) Texaco Cup - Won 4-3

December 19, 1990: Millwall (H) Zenith Data Systems Cup - Won 6-5

December 20, 1995: Bolton Wanderers (A) League Cup - Won 3-2

October 27, 1998: Bolton Wanderers (H) League Cup - Lost 3-1

May 12, 2002: Birmingham City (N) Play-off final - Lost 4-2

October 24, 2006: Port Vale (A) League Cup - Lost 3-2

August 28, 2007: Rochdale (A) League Cup - Won 4-3

November 10, 2009: Swindon Town (A) Johnstone's Paint Trophy - Won 5-3

December 15, 2009: Southampton (A) Johnstone's Paint Trophy - Lost 6-5

October 27, 2015: Everton (A) League Cup - Lost 4-3

October 25, 2016: Leeds Utd (A) League Cup - Lost 3-2

January 17, 2018: Chelsea (A) FA Cup - Lost 5-3

March 4, 2020: Tottenham (A) FA Cup - Won 3-2

- Shoot-out facts and figures from Roger Smith's Canary Companion book.

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