REWIND: Savour City’s Wembley play-off final victory over Middlesbrough

Norwich City captain Russell Martin lifted the Championship play-off trophy at Wembley in 2015 Pictu

Norwich City captain Russell Martin lifted the Championship play-off trophy at Wembley in 2015 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Four years ago today Norwich City painted Wembley green and yellow in a memorable Championship play-off final win against Middlesbrough.

Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond secured a 2-0 victory for Alex Neil's squad to cap a remarkable first six months in charge for the unheralded Scot as City bounced back at the first attempt from Premier League relegation.

A 40,000 strong support descended on the national stadium to watch Norwich in action at Wembley for the first time in 30 years. Then chief executive David McNally claimed at the time the club could have sold 60,000.

Norwich beat arch rivals Ipswich Town on aggregate in the play-off semi-final before proving too strong for the Teessiders.

Nathan Redmond sealed Norwich City's play-off win Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Nathan Redmond sealed Norwich City's play-off win Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

City will return to the Premier League next season as champions under Daniel Farke. Sheffield United finished second and on Monday either Aston Villa or Derby County will join them as the latest to triumph in a game titled the richest in football.


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- Re-live the highlights, pictures and Paddy Davitt's match report from that epic occasion on this day in 2015.

Alex Neil guided Norwich City to promotion Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil guided Norwich City to promotion Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The Norwich fans celebrate victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley

The Norwich fans celebrate victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, LondonPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026725/05/2015 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The Norwich players on the podium at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley S

The Norwich players on the podium at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, LondonPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026725/05/2015 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The Norwich fans celebrate their side's 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at W

The Norwich fans celebrate their side's 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, LondonPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026725/05/2015 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The Norwich players lift the trophy at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley

The Norwich players lift the trophy at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, LondonPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026725/05/2015 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The Norwich players and fans celebrate victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final

The Norwich players and fans celebrate victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, LondonPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026725/05/2015 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City manager Alex Neil celebrates with his team during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Fin

Norwich City manager Alex Neil celebrates with his team during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Championship. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos. - Credit: PA

NCFC v Middlesbrough at Wembley for the play off. Jerome scores the first goal.Picture by SIMON FINL

NCFC v Middlesbrough at Wembley for the play off. Jerome scores the first goal.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

NCFC v Middlesbrough at Wembley for the play off.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

NCFC v Middlesbrough at Wembley for the play off.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

NCFC v Middlesbrough at Wembley for the play off.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

NCFC v Middlesbrough at Wembley for the play off.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

NCFC v Middlesbrough play off at Wembley as City win and everyone celebrates.Picture by SIMON FINLAY

NCFC v Middlesbrough play off at Wembley as City win and everyone celebrates.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

NCFC v Middlesbrough play off at Wembley as City win and everyone celebrates.Picture by SIMON FINLAY

NCFC v Middlesbrough play off at Wembley as City win and everyone celebrates.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

NCFC v Middlesbrough at Wembley play off finalPicture by SIMON FINLAY.

NCFC v Middlesbrough at Wembley play off finalPicture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

The yellow hordes before the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, LondonPicture b

The yellow hordes before the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, LondonPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026725/05/2015 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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