A look back at Wes Hoolahan’s goals for Norwich City

Wes Hoolahan scores a rare goal with his head at Cardiff in October 2010 - his 20th goal for the Can

Wes Hoolahan scores a rare goal with his head at Cardiff in October 2010 - his 20th goal for the Canaries. - Credit: Focus Images

As Wes Hoolahan looks set to make his 300th appearance for Norwich City, we take a look through the archives at a selection of his 47 goals for the Canaries.

Wes Hoolahan celebrates putting Norwich City ahead in their Championship play-off semi-final against

Wes Hoolahan celebrates putting Norwich City ahead in their Championship play-off semi-final against Ipswich Town in May 2015. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Hoolahan arrived at Carrow Road in the summer of 2008 but Norwich City fans had to wait 25 games for his first goal for the club when he took the ball wide of the Barnsley goalkeeper in January 2009 and slid it home from a narrow angle - with his right foot.

Canaries fans didn't have to wait long for the Irish international's second goal, just 10 days later in fact. In a 2-2 draw against Southampton at Carrow Road, Hoolahan unleashed a superb drive on his favoured left foot from more than 30 yards that found the top corner of the net.

The 2009/10 League One season saw Hoolahan's best return in front of goal - 14 goals in 42 games - with the pick of the bunch coming against Oldham in December 2009 with a move he started and finished. An Oldham free-kick broke down and Hoolahan found Chris Martin with a superb diagonal pass to the left flank, where Martin fed Adam Drury, whose centre was brought under control by Hoolahan, who scored with a curling left-foot shot.

Hoolahan hit double figures the following season and he celebrated his 100th appearance for Norwich City with a hat-trick at Carrow Road in the Canaries' 4-2 win at home to Sheffield United in December 2010. The same season also saw the 5ft, 6in Irishman score a rare headed goal at Cardiff for his 20th goal in yellow and green.


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On March 17, 2013 Hoolahan scored his 35th goal for the club in a 1-1 draw at Sunderland but he had to wait nearly a year for his next goal - a solitary strike in a 4-1 defeat at Aston Villa on March 2, 2014.

Hoolahan recently displayed that he had lost none of his touch in front of goal with his most recent strike for the club described as one of his best. Alex Pritchard picked out Hoolahan who conjured a gorgeous body swerve to lose Rotherham goalkeeper Lee Camp and another Millers' defender to roll the ball calmly into an empty net seven yards out.

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