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Big Dunc Has Last Laugh

by Adam Clark @efc_adamclark

The picture was a familiar one throughout the opening decade or so of the Premier League era; ball comes in from the wing, Duncan Ferguson leaps, Duncan Ferguson scores.

It was a tried and trusted trick and no real secret - yet time and again it proved almost impossible for opponents to stop.

And that was definitely the case for Norwich City in October 2004 as the giant Scot had the final say to edge a five-goal thriller at Carrow Road. 

The Blues had actually taken a two-goal lead into the break thanks to an early strike from Kevin Kilbane and a clinical Marcus Bent finish five minutes before the half-time whistle.

However, the Canaries came soaring back into the contest in the first quarter of an hour of the second half.

First, Leon McKenzie halved the deficit shortly after the restart, before Damien Francis made the game all-square with the hour-mark looming.

Having seen his side squander their two-goal lead, then-manager David Moyes sent for substitute Ferguson – and, not for the first time, the big frontman made himself Everton's matchwinner.

A mere 13 minutes after his introduction, Ferguson notched the game’s fifth and decisive goal, meeting Steve Watson’s centre with a perfectly-measured downward header to ensure a precious away win.

Re-live all the goals above now or, if you're using the Official Everton App, navigate to the 'video' section.

Tickets for Everton's home game against Norwich City this Saturday (3pm) are still available. To buy, click here or call 0871 663 1878.

Alternatively, visit the Park End Box Office at Goodison Park, Everton Two in Liverpool One or TicketQuarter in Queen Square. 

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