Norwich overdue for a Cup run

Norwich City will this weekend be looking to mark the 50th anniversary of their most famous FA Cup exploits with a rare extended run in the competition.

Norwich City will this weekend be looking to mark the 50th anniversary of their most famous FA Cup exploits with a rare extended run in the competition.

Since losing 1-0 to Sunderland at Hillsborough in the 1991-92 semi-finals the Canaries have suffered 10 third round exits in 16 years, with last season's shock exit at the hands of League Two strugglers Bury summing up their fall from grace.

City have won just nine FA Cup matches in that period, with two of those victories coming against non-league opposition in the shape of Dagenham and Redbridge and Tamworth. That win over the Daggers formed part of a run to the fifth round in 2003, when City lost 2-0 at Southampton, while the only recent dose of FA Cup excitement came two years ago when City again got to the fifth round before going down 4-0 at Chelsea in a match that was a good deal closer than the score-line suggests.

Aside from that it has been pretty much one forgettable season after another in the FA Cup for a team who will be for ever associated with the competition following their run to the semi-finals as a third tier side in the 1958-59 season.


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16 Seasons Of Fa Cup Hurt

t 1992-93

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3rd round: Coventry (h) 1-0

4th round: Tottenham (h) 0-2

t 1993-94

3rd round: Wycombe (a) 2-0

4th round: Man Utd (h) 0-2

t 1994-95

3rd round: Grimsby (a) 1-0

4th round: Coventry (a) 0-0

Replay: Coventry (h) 3-1

5th round: Everton 0-5

t 1995-96

3rd round: Brentford (h) 1-2

t 1996-97

3rd round: Sheffield Utd (h) 1-0

4th round: Leicester (a) 1-2

t 1997-98

3rd round: Grimsby (a) 0-3

t 1998-99

3rd rd: Sheffield Wed (a) 1-4

t 1999-00

3rd round: Coventry (h) 1-3

t 2000-01

3rd rd: Sheffield Weds (a) 1-2

t 2001-2

3rd round: Chelsea (h) 0-0

Replay: Chelsea (a) 0-4

t 2002-3

3rd round: Brighton (h) 3-1

4th round: Dagenham & Redbridge (h) 1-0

5th round: Southampton (a) 0-2

t 2003-4

3rd round: Everton (a) 1-3

t 2004-5

3rd round: West Ham (a) 0-1

t 2005-6

3rd round: West Ham (h) 1-2

t 2006-7

3rd round: Tamworth (a) 4-1

4th round: Blackpool (a) 1-1

Replay: Blackpool (h) 3-2

5th round: Chelsea (a) 0-4

t 2007-8

3rd round: Bury (h) 1-1

Replay: Bury (a) 1-2

t Norwich City's overall record since reaching the semi-finals in 1992 is P29 W9 D4 L16 GF 28 GA 50

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