Five great Carrow Road derbies

Sunday's televised Championship match between Norwich City and Ipswich Town will be the 79th league meeting between the two clubs. In the previous 39 fixtures at Carrow Road, the Canaries have win 15, drawn nine and lost 15.

Sunday's televised Championship match between Norwich City and Ipswich Town will be the 79th league meeting between the two clubs.

In the previous 39 fixtures at Carrow Road, the Canaries have win 15, drawn nine and lost 15.

At Portman Road they have won 12 times, drawn five and been beaten on 22 occasions.

It means Town have 37 league victories to City's 27, although the Canaries have the upper hand in cup competitions with seven wins and three draws in 13 meetings.


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Evening News Norwich City writer DAVID CUFFLEY sets the scene for Sunday's showdown by recalling five classic league encounters at Carrow Road.

t Saturday, February 3, 1968

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Division Two: Norwich City 3, Ipswich Town 4

(Att 30,022)

A Colin Viljoen hat-trick wrecked City's hopes after they made a flying start.

The Canaries scored twice in as many minutes through Charlie Crickmore, with his first goal for the club, and Hugh Curran.

Town stormed back thanks to Viljoen's treble and a Bill Houghton free-kick to lead 4-2 before Curran struck again 12 minutes from time.

Outside-left Crickmore made an early exit after 54 minutes with a twisted ankle.

He later recalled: “Mick Mills was playing full-back for Ipswich and he brought me down from behind and I had to go off with an ankle injury. Mick was a fine player because, of course, he went on to play for England but I knew I'd got him for pace that day.”

Town finished the season as Division Two champions.

City: Keelan, Stringer, Black, Lucas, Brown, Sharpe, Foggo, Anderson, Manning, Curran, Crickmore (Mullett).

Town: Hancock, Mills, Houghton, Spearritt, Baxter, McNeil, Barnard, Hunt, Crawford, Viljoen, Brogan.

t Wednesday, December 26, 1979

Division One: Norwich City 3, Ipswich Town 3

(Att 24,335)

Keith Robson ruined Bobby Robson's Boxing Day with a last-minute equaliser for the Canaries in a six-goal thriller.

Town led through Eric Gates before Peter Mendham and Alan Taylor out City 2-1 up at the break.

Arnold Muhren and John Wark restored Ipswich's lead but it was Robson to the rescue, deflecting a David Jones shot into the net.

“We were so much on top in the first half it was a joke,” said Robson later.

“The amount of chances we'd had we should have wrapped it up. I was our best ever chance of beating them.”

City: Keelan, Bond, Downs, Ryan, Brown (Fashanu), Jones, Mendham, Taylor, Robson, Paddon, Peters.

Town: Cooper, Burley, Butcher, Thijssen, Hunter, Osman, Wark, Muhren, Mills, Gates, Brazil. Sub: McCall.

Wednesday,

t August 25, 1993

FA Premiership: Norwich City 1, Ipswich Town 0

(Att 19,189)

Jeremy Goss clinched the Canaries' first home league victory over Ipswich for 12 years when he struck after 28 minutes.

It was the midfielder's golden goalscoring season as he bagged nine in all competitions.

Goss claimed the Premiership points when he fired past ex-Canary 'keeper Clive Baker after playing a one-two with Chris Sutton.

He said later: “It poured down with rain and that added to the atmosphere so it was even better than a sunny Saturday afternoon.

“I had very little time to get the ball out and strike it. I just guided the ball towards goal and seemed to pass it into the net.”

Remarkably, it was one of only four home wins in the Premiership for City that season.

City: Gunn, Culverhouse, Bowen, Newman, Butterworth, Polston, Crook, Robins, Sutton, Fox, Goss. Subs: Ekoku, Megson, Howie.

Town: Baker, Stockwell, Linighan, Whelan, Thompson, Wark, Williams, Whitton, Palmer, Guentchev, Kiwomya. Subs: Forrest, Yallop, Milton.

t Friday, October 11, 1996

Nationwide League Division One: Norwich City 3, Ipswich Town 1

(Att 20,256)

Andy Johnson struck twice in the first half as the Canaries maintained a flying start after Mike Walker's return as manager.

Midfielder Johnson played a one-two with Robert Fleck before scoring the first, then headed home Darren Eadie's free-kick.

Danny Sonner's volley brought Town back into the game straight from the restart, but John Polston clinched victory with a glancing header midway through the second half.

City regained top spot from Bolton amid growing excitement but Walker played down their success.

“We'll reappraise the situation at Christmas,” he said.

City: Gunn, Newman, Mills, Eadie, Polston, Sutch, Adams, Fleck (Akinbiyi), Milligan, Johnson (Crook), O'Neill. Sub not used: Keith Scott.

Town: Wright, Taricco, Vaughan, Mowbray, Sedgley, Williams, Stockwell, Sonner, Mathie, Scowcroft, Milton (Naylor). Subs not used: Uhlenbeek, Davison.

t Sunday, March 7, 2004

Nationwide League Division One: Norwich City 3,

Ipswich Town 1

(Att 23,942)

Malky Mackay scored what proved to be his last two goals for the Canaries as they completed the double over the old enemy en route to promotion as champions.

After a goalless first half, Mackay headed City in front from Ian Henderson's free-kick then rattled in a second from Paul McVeigh's free-kick.

Tommy Miller scored for Ipswich from the spot in the 88th minute, after Drissa Diallo had been sent off, but Darren Huckerby wrapped up the points his shot took a deflection off Georges Santos.

“It's a fantastic result for us and I was delighted to score two. But Ipswich could have been two or three up at half-time and then the match would have been dead and buried,” said Mackay.

“We were given a few choice words at half-time and goals change matches.”

City: Green, Edworthy, Brennan (Shackell), Francis, Mackay, Fleming, Henderson (Mulryne), Holt, Svensson (Roberts), McVeigh, Huckerby. Subs not used: Crichton, McKenzie.

Town: Davis, Wilnis (Counago), Diallo, Santos, Richards, Miller, Wright, Magilton, Westlake, Bent, Kuqi (Naylor). Subs not used: Price, Bowditch, Reuser.

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