Brawls, handbags and spilt water bottles... when Norwich City matches get fiery
PUBLISHED: 14:58 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 14:58 11 February 2019
Sunday’s East Anglian derby went down as one of the fieriest encounters that Norwich has been involved in.
It resulted in former manager Paul Lambert being sent off when defending his table-propping Ipswich side.
When remembering other violent altercations that the Canaries have faced on the pitch, just eight days ago, Norwich Keeper Tim Krul embroiled himself in a shoving match with Leeds goalscorer Patrick Bamford at the final whistle, while perhaps feeling fortunate to still be on the pitch after previously wiping out Tyler Roberts and only receiving a yellow card.
Back in 2017, the current Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder was furious with Norwich after they arrived at the game late, claiming they lacked respect for the referee and the opposition. Wilder vented his frustration on 65 minutes after storming into the Norwich technical area and kicking over their water bottles.
On October 1, 2006, future Canaries captain Andy Hughes was involved in an ugly altercation with one of his own fans. Coming on as substitute, he was unable to stop then-manager Nigel Worthington losing his job in a 4-1 loss to Burnley. Hughes was later investigated by the FA because of his expletive-ridden verbal assault.
Two Palace players received their marching orders on September 14, 1996 after a 21 man free-for-all. Kevin Muscat and captain Ray Houghton were sent off with Muscat provoking the brawl after holding Norwich’s Darren Eadie back when through on goal. Norwich boss Mike Walker called it ‘handbags’, but there were certainly some very heavy satchels thrown.
Norwich were fined £50,000 in 1989 after failing to control their players following their 4-3 loss at the hands of Arsenal. A fight broke out in the goal net after Lee Dixon scored the winner.
While no punches were thrown, there was plenty of shoving and a kick from a Norwich player which led the press to call it a ‘disgrace’ and ‘fireworks’.