Norwich City's first ever match in the top flight of English football was played at Carrow Road on the 12th of August 1972 in Division One against Everton. The game ended in a 1-1 draw with Jimmy Bone scoring for the Canaries. It was also the first occasion in history that Norwich had played the Toffees in a competitive match, though the Merseyside giants had appeared in a Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Cup game at the Nest way back in 1907. In fact, as far as competitive soccer was concerned, the Canaries were not the first Norfolk opponents Everton had played - in 1962 King's Lynn went to Goodison Park in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup, and despite a 4-0 final scoreline, gave their more illustrious hosts a run for their money. .