Ipswich Town and Norwich City derby day nostalgia: Gary Megson’s own goal
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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..
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…
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.
That season, Town escaped relegation by a single point, in the last minute of the final day of the campaign. Thanks, Gary!