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On this day in association with Football Index - Reds shoot down Canaries

24 April 2020

In association with Football Index, we take a look back to on this day in 1991 as Nottingham Forest hit five goals past Norwich City at The City Ground...

Nottingham Forest 5-0 Norwich City

(Glover 18', Clough 35', Pearce 58', Crosby 65', Woan 88')

Forest: Crossley, Charles (Laws), Pearce, Walker, Chettle, Keane, Crosby, Parker, Clough (Gemmill), Glover, Woan

Norwich: Walton, Butterworth, Culverhouse, Polston, Ullathorne, Sutch, Goss, Phillips, Sherwood (Crook), Fox, Fleck (Gordon)


Nottingham Forest kept up their superb goalscoring run at the end of the 1990-91 season with the 5-0 thrashing of Norwich City at The City Ground on 24th April.

After beating West Ham 4-0 and Chelsea 7-0, it took just 18 minutes for Brian Clough's side to take the lead through a Lee Glover header after Mark Walton had parried Ian Woan's initial effort.

On 35 minutes it was 2-0 as again, The Reds capitalised on the rebound as Nigel Clough fired home after Gary Crosby's shot was saved. 

Stuart Pearce got a birthday goal, firing a free kick underneath the body of Walton just before the hour mark and Crosby added a clever fourth, exchanging passes with Clough before nutmegging the defender and slotting home. 

The scoring was rounded off two minutes from time as substitute Brian Laws' cut back was rifled into the bottom corner by Woan to complete a fine evening's work for The Reds. 

Other results

Arsenal 2-2 Man City
Coventry 3-0 Derby
Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa
Everton 2-2 Chelsea
Leeds 4-5 Liverpool
Luton 0-1 Wimbledon
Man Utd 1-1 Tottenham
QPR 1-2 Sheffield United
Southampton 3-1 Sunderland

In the charts

There was a new entry at the top of the UK music chart as Cher's 'The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)' took top spot away from Chesney Hawkes, and would remain there for five weeks. 

At the cinema

The Doors was at the top of the UK cinema charts in April 1991, a biographical film about the 1960–1970s rock band of the same name, which emphasised the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison.


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