The Canaries are the current table-toppers in the Sky Bet Championship, but Boro were the side in the ascendancy ahead of this match-up over two decades ago. 

Bryan Robson's team were in the hunt for automatic promotion, a six-goal hiding of Swindon and a goalless draw down at Portsmouth in the lead-up to this one having helped to steady a mid-season wobble.

More than 30,000 fans were at the Riverside as another important three points were secured. 

It was the first Teesside meeting between the sides in five years, and the first in the second tier since 1986. Indeed, the sides would not meet again until the Norfolk club's promotion to the Premier League in 2004.

Midfielder Neil Maddison - who had netted twice in the Swindon hammering two games prior - scored for the third successive home outing as he volleyed home the opener. He was joined on the scoresheet by another who bagged a brace versus the Robins, February arrival Alun Armstrong, the signing from Stockport cracking in a snapshot before substitute Mikkel Beck poked home from Maddo's shot late on to wrap up a win for the Boro.

It was the ideal preparation for Robbo's men ahead of a third Wembley visit in just 18 months, with Chelsea lying in wait in the Coca Cola Cup Final a week later.

Although we'd once again be beaten by The Blues under the Twin Towers, with away defeats to West Brom and Sheffield United following soon after, five wins in our last six league games ensured Boro were back in the big time at the first time of asking.

Watch extended highlights from the Norwich game in the video player above.

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