Ipswich Town and Norwich City derby day nostalgia: Gary Megson’s own goal

Norwich City's Gary Megson slumps to his knees after scoring a last-gasp own goal against Ipswich in

Norwich City's Gary Megson slumps to his knees after scoring a last-gasp own goal against Ipswich in December 1993. - Credit: Archant

Continuing our look back at great derby day wins for Ipswich, today we transport you back to December 1993 – and a last minute own goal which had Blues fans celebrating..

Norwich City's Gary Megson slumps to his knees after scoring a last-gasp own goal against Ipswich in

Norwich City's Gary Megson slumps to his knees after scoring a last-gasp own goal against Ipswich in December 1993. - Credit: Archant

A fantastic early Christmas present for all Town supporters. The game seemed to be meandering towards a 1-1 draw after John Wark’s early goal was cancelled out by Mark Bowen. Then, as the game headed into injury time, Town won a corner…

Town players running off in celebration after Norwich's Gary Megson heads an own goal in 1993

Town players running off in celebration after Norwich's Gary Megson heads an own goal in 1993 - Credit: Archant

In the ball came, straight on to the head of City defender Gary Megson. He leapt like a salmon, and bulleted the ball straight into the back of his own net. Oh, how we laughed! Oh, how we danced! Oh, how we celebrated! At the risk of sounding cruel, there is a little better for diehard supporters than a last minute winner against your local rivals, complete with comedy element! More was to come three years later, of course.

The first goal for Ipswich Town came from a John Wark penalty to bring the home side level against N

The first goal for Ipswich Town came from a John Wark penalty to bring the home side level against Norwich City - Credit: Archant

That season, Town escaped relegation by a single point, in the last minute of the final day of the campaign. Thanks, Gary!

John Wark celebrating converting his penalty against local rivals Norwich City in December '93

John Wark celebrating converting his penalty against local rivals Norwich City in December '93 - Credit: Archant

Mark Bowen was the goal scorer for Norwich City in the derby in December '93 which ended 2-1 to Town

Mark Bowen was the goal scorer for Norwich City in the derby in December '93 which ended 2-1 to Town - Credit: Archant

Derby days are always a fierce occasion, especially for the bragging rights to be named 'the pride o

Derby days are always a fierce occasion, especially for the bragging rights to be named 'the pride of anglia' is up for grabs - Credit: Archant


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