Glory of Norwich’s derby domination as told in numbers
PUBLISHED: 09:56 07 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:40 07 February 2019
Steve Sanders, from the excellent Twitter account @NCFCnumbers, comes up trumps ahead of the weekend’s East Anglian derby...
• 1 – SUCCESS IN SUFFOLK
Since the turn of the century, Norwich City have picked up more points at Portman Road (22) than any other away ground.
• 2 – EAST ANGLIAN DERBY LEAGUE DOUBLES
Between 1956-1993; Ipswich 4 times; Norwich 0 times
Between 1994-2015; Norwich 4 times; Ipswich 0 times
• 3 – RELIABLE CANARIES
Norwich City have scored in the last 21 meetings between the two sides, dating back to Leon McKenzie’s double on debut in December 2003.
• 4 – GREAT SCOT
Alex Neil has managed more games without losing than anyone else in the derby, five matches.
• 5 – A FORMERLY GREAT SCOT
Paul Lambert won his first five matches in East Anglia as the away manager with an aggregate score of 19-4, but has failed to win in his last three.
• 6 – THE UNBEATABLES
Eight Norwich City players have at least five unbeaten appearances in East Anglian derbies since 2008: Wes Hoolahan (10); John Ruddy, Russell Martin (7); Alex Tettey, Cameron Jerome (6); Timm Klose, Steven Whittaker, Jonny Howson (5).
• 7 – WHEN WILL THEY EVER BEAT THEM?!
Ipswich Town’s current playing squad have a combined 51 East Anglian derby appearances and have no wins.
• 8 – AN UNUSUAL DUO
Only two players have scored home and away in the same season in East Anglian derbies since 1990: Lewis Grabban in 2014/15 and Jonas Knudsen in 2016/17.
• 9 – WHAT A WAY TO START
The current Norwich City squad have had the following firsts at Portman Road:
First appearance – Grant Hanley
First league appearance – Max Aarons
First league start – Emi Buendia
First goal – Moritz Leitner
• 10 – DON’T STOP BELIEVING...
Norwich City have scored more goals in all competitions in the final 20 minutes of games this season (29) than Ipswich Town have in total (24).
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