‘Absolute legend. Will be hugely missed’ – City fans show their appreciation for Hoolahan after emotional farewell

Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring Norwich City's equaliser against Leeds United on his final Carrow Ro

Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring Norwich City's equaliser against Leeds United on his final Carrow Road appearance. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

It was an emotional afternoon at Carrow Road as Wes Hoolahan brought the curtain down on a decade as a Norwich City icon.

The popular Irish playmaker was handed a start and the captain's armband for the Canaries' final home game of the Championship and starred with a goal and an assist during a 2-1 win over Leeds.

Kalvin Phillips had fired the visitors in front with a fine strike six minutes before the break but Hoolahan had Lady Luck on his side during his farewell appearance, as he saw a deflected shot find the back of the net via both posts just before half-time.

City took control as the game opened up in the second half and deserved to claim the lead in the 69th minute when Hoolahan teed up Josh Murphy to fire a low effort in from 10 yards despite the keeper's best efforts.

The victory – followed by an emotional lap of appreciation led by Hoolahan – moved the hosts above their opponents into 12th in the table but Ipswich's 4-0 win at Reading ensures their mission to finish above local rivals Ipswich is not yet complete.

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