Is this the worst penalty decision ever given against Norwich City?
PUBLISHED: 11:40 21 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:40 21 November 2019
Is this the worst penalty decision ever?
As Norwich City travel to Goodison Park for Saturday's Premier League fixture, here's a look back at a decision that would surely have been overturned by VAR.
November 19 1988, and Norwich were leading Everton through a Malcolm Allen header. A pass is played into the box by Graeme Sharp. As Ian Snodin runs onto it, City midfielder Trevor Putney makes the perfect sliding tackle and plays the ball out for a corner.
Nobody claimed a foul: in fact, Everton midfielder Trevor Steven, who was closest to the incident, pointed to the corner flag and ran to take the kick.
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The referee John Penrose had other ideas and signalled for a penalty. After waiting for the crowd of angry Canaries to clear, Steven scored from the spot.
The draw denied Norwich a 6th successive away win as they headed for their then highest top-flight position of 4th, under the wise guidance of Dave Stringer.
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