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Memorable Match: Norwich City

20 August 2018

It is an astonishing 17 years since Sean Gregan scored from the half-way line at Carrow Road – but it is still a fondly remembered fixture!

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17 September 2018

The Lilywhites’ larger-than-life captain scored a quite extraordinary winner to keep North End bang on course for the first division Play-Offs in March 2001.

Spotting goalkeeper Andy Marshall off his line Gregan tried his luck from all of 45 yards and the Carrow Road crowd watched in astonishment as the ball flew into the top corner.

Gregan's moment of magic came two minutes after the interval and from then on David Moyes' side dominated proceedings.

They would have won by a bigger margin had Marshall not redeemed himself with a couple of excellent saves from fiercely-struck shots by Rob Edwards and David Healy.

The one-sided second half was in stark contrast to a more evenly contested opening period in which both sides had their chances.

Norwich took the lead on 31 minutes as Chris Llewellyn played in a wonderful angled pass from the left which Iwan Roberts controlled before firing past Teuvo Moilanen.

They only held on to the lead for two minutes with PNE dangerman Healy grabbing his seventh in 13 games.

The equaliser was set up by a run from left back Edwards, with his cross being nodded home by Healy from just outside the six-yard box.

Two minutes after the break Gregan produced his goal of the season contender. Whether Gregan meant it was a matter for some debate, but all Moyes would care about was the priceless three points it earned for his entertaining side.

Norwich City line-up: Andy Marshall, Sutch, Jackson, Fleming, Mackay, Llewellyn, Lee Marshall, Russell, Forbes, McVeigh, Roberts. Subs: Green, Nedergaard, McGovern, Notman, Abbey.

Preston North End line-up: Moilanen, Alexander, Jackson, Murdock, Edwards, Cartwright, Gregan, Rankine, McKenna, Macken, Healy. Subs: Lucas, Barry-Murphy, Kidd, Anderson, Cresswell.

Referee: Mr A Bates (Stoke on Trent)

Remember, if you can’t make the long trip down to Carrow Road on Wednesday night, for the very first time you will be able to watch the full game live on iFollow PNE in the UK and Ireland – a £10 match pass is available, with commentary coming from Jonathan Breeze and Brett Ormerod.

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