Norwich City bidding for first FA Cup victory over West Brom

The Canaries will be bidding for their first FA Cup victory against West Bromwich Albion – and their first goal against them in the competition – when the two sides meet at The Hawthorns tomorrow.

Three previous meetings have all ended in home victories for Albion. They won a second round tie 1-0 in 1907, beat the Canaries 3-0 in the third round in 1969 – when they were the holders of the trophy – and triumphed 1-0 in the fifth round in 1982, courtesy of Cyrille Regis' famous winner.

Terry Allcock is the leading FA Cup scorer in City's history with 12 goals in the competition, six of them in 1963, including four in a 5-0 win over Newcastle.

Of the current City squad, Chris Martin – on loan at Crystal Palace – has five FA Cup goals for the club and Grant Holt four.

Tomorrow's referee, Michael Oliver, 26, became the youngest to officiate at Wembley in 2007 and the youngest to take charge of a Premier League game in 2010. Oliver sent City's Darel Russell off at Leicester in 2008 and issued a red card to Grant Holt at Reading last season, a decision reversed on appeal. He took charge of City's Premier League game at home to Tottenham last month.


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