Calling all City fans. Pick your favourite moment against Manchester United

Alex Tettey sealed a first Old Trafford win for Norwich City in 26 years Picture: Paul Chesterton/Fo

Alex Tettey sealed a first Old Trafford win for Norwich City in 26 years Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Manchester United’s Premier League visit to Carrow Road on Sunday evokes some special memories of tussles against the world famous Reds down the years.

Whether it is Alex Tettey's toe poke, Dean Ashton and Leon McKenzie at the double or some epic cup triumphs which include the now legendary 1959 cup run that brought a sweet victory over the Busby Babes.

We've selected nine special games for fans to pick their favourite from the list below.

Dec 19 2015: United 1, Norwich 2 (Premier League)

Alex Tettey's toe poke has since passed into Canaries' folklore, sealing a first Old Trafford win in 26 years for Alex Neil's newly-promoted side. Cameron Jerome notched in the first half before Tettey doubled the lead and City held on despite Anthony Martial's 66th minute reply.

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Nov 17, 2012: Norwich 1, United 0 (Premier League)

Anthony Pilkington's flying header sunk Sir Alex Ferguson side. Chris Hughton would guide Norwich to an 11th placed finish in his first season since replacing Paul Lambert.

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Apr 9 2005: Norwich 2, United 0 (Premier League)

Ferguson opted to leave Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ruud Van Nistelrooy on the bench.

Ronaldo was thrown into the fray after 22 minutes as Louis Saha couldn't shake off a calf injury, while Rooney came on at half-time, but his first contribution was to foul Darren Huckerby. Dean Ashton climbed to head home City's opener from the subsequent free-kick before Leon McKenzie volleyed home the second as Nigel Worthington's City beat a United side who eventually finished third.

Feb 18 1991: Norwich 2, United 1 (FA Cup fifth round)

City knock out the FA Cup holders with Dale Gordon's winner but bowed out at the quarter-final stage in a 1-0 home defeat to Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest.

Oct 26 1988: United 1, Norwich 2 (Division One)

Late goals by Michael Phelan and Andy Townsend extended City's lead at top of table. Norwich would eventually finish fourth behind champions Arsenal who lifted the trophy in an epic final night game against nearest title rivals Liverpool.

Oct 1 1983: Norwich 3, United 3 (Division One)

City found themselves 3-0 down at home but score three times in the last 25 minutes, with Louie Donowa getting last-minute equaliser.

Jan 22 1975: Norwich 1, United 0 (League Cup semi-final, second leg)

Colin Suggett's goal at Carrow Road sealed a 3-2 aggregate win and took City to Wembley for the second time in two years. Alas, Aston Villa won the final 1-0.

Feb 18 1967: United 1, Norwich 2 (FA Cup fourth round, Old Trafford)

A giant-killing act against the nucleus of a potent United team who would go on to lift the European Cup that included George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Nobby Stiles. Norwich's cup run ended at home in the next round with a 3-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Jan 10 1959: Norwich 3, United 0 (FA Cup third round, Carrow Road)

Among the most famous victories in the Canaries' history, when the 'Busby Babes' of the First Division were beaten by Archie McAuley's Division Three side in front of 38,000 at a snow-covered Carrow Road.

United arrived on the back of eight consecutive league victories but two goals from Terry Bly, sandwiching an Errol Crossan header, prompted the famous Pink 'Un headline 'Bly, Bly Babes'.

City went on to reach the semi-finals for the first time.

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