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Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion

Canaries defender Mel Machin attempts to dominate the pitch in this 1975 match for Norwich City at their home ground Carrow Road against West Bromwich Albion.

Sport 1975 3 mins

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A home game for Norwich City playing at Carrow Road against West Bromwich Albion in 1975. Norwich played The Baggies at least 5 times during this season - in the League, FA Cup and Texaco Cup - so it’s uncertain which game this is. Canaries right back Mel Machin, wearing shirt number 2 attempts several tackles against Baggies winger, Johnson, who is wearing shirt number 11. Machin is finally sent off, with just three minutes to spare until the whistle blows.

Melvyn (Mel) Machin made a large impact at Norwich City, being voted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.