Five times Norwich City have upset the odds for the Premiership elite to triumph

Dean Ashton celebrates scoring the games first goal in the 2-0 victory over Manchester United on April 9, 2005 Dean Ashton celebrates scoring the games first goal in the 2-0 victory over Manchester United on April 9, 2005

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Norwich boss Neil Adams is banking on the Carrow Road factor tipping the balance against Liverpool to help inflict another defeat on one of the elite.

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Celebrations as Norwich City defeat Liverpool 2-1 on April 11, 1987Celebrations as Norwich City defeat Liverpool 2-1 on April 11, 1987

Paddy Davitt picks out five famous past encounters when the Canaries upset the odds to triumph.

Date: Saturday, April 11, 1987

Norwich City 2

Celebrations as Norwich City defeat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 on October 1, 1994Celebrations as Norwich City defeat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 on October 1, 1994

Putney (70), Drinkell (86)

Liverpool 1

Rush (36)

Grant Holt of Norwich wheels away after putting his side ahead during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, on October 20, 2012Grant Holt of Norwich wheels away after putting his side ahead during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, on October 20, 2012

Norwich beat the champions who were locked in a battle with Mersey-side rivals Everton to retain their title. Ian Rush gave Liverpool the lead, but City hit back to win with an equaliser from Trevor Putney and a late goal from Kevin Drinkell. It was the first time Liverpool had lost a league game in which Rush had scored.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 1994

Norwich City 2

Anthony Pilkington of Norwich scores his sides 1st goal and celebrates during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, on November 17, 2012Anthony Pilkington of Norwich scores his sides 1st goal and celebrates during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, on November 17, 2012

Bowen (30), Newsome (55)

Blackburn Rovers 1

Sutton (4)

Neil Adams was part of a City side who spoiled Chris Sutton’s return to his former club for a Rovers’ outfit who would eventually go on to pip Manchester United to the Premier League crown. Sutton

scored just months after his £5m move to Ewood Park but Mark Bowen equalised and Jon Newsome scored the winner.

Date: Saturday April 9, 2005

Norwich City 2

Ashton (55), McKenzie (66)

Man United 0

Norwich revived ¬their hopes of beating the drop in the Premier League and inflicted a major blow to United’s title hopes. Dean Ashton’s magnificent header sparked wild celebrations just before the hour mark before strike partner Leon McKenzie expertly despatched Ashton’s cross to beat a United side who finished the game with Wayne Rooney, Ronaldo and Ruud van Nistelrooy all on the pitch.

Date: Saturday Oct 20, 2012

Norwich City 1

Holt (19)

Arsenal 0

The Canaries picked up their first Premier League win of Hughton’s tenure when Grant Holt reacted quicker than the Gunners’ rearguard to sweep home a rebound after Alex Tettey’s initial strike was parried by Vito Mannone. Hughton deployed Bradley Johnson and Tettey in a new look holding role to secure a win which signalled the start of a club-record 10-match Premier League unbeaten run for the Canaries.

Date: Saturday Nov 17, 2012

Norwich City 1

Pilkington (60)

Manchester United 0

Sir Alex Ferguson was gracious in defeat when he admitted Chris Hughton’s side had deserved their win which knocked his side off the top of the Premier League. Anthony Pilkington’s glancing flick header looped over Anders Lindegaard on the hour mark and City repelled a late onslaught to follow up their 2005 win over the Red devils.

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