Photo gallery and video: Norwich City’s hat-trick heroes

Gary Hooper of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides third goal from the penalty spot and completing

Gary Hooper of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides third goal from the penalty spot and completing his hat-trick during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Gary Hooper's hat-trick on Saturday was the 11th treble scored by a Norwich City player in just over nine years.

Gary Hooper fired Norwich City ahead in their Championship game against Blackpool at Carrow Road. Pi

Gary Hooper fired Norwich City ahead in their Championship game against Blackpool at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The former Celtic striker helped himself to three goals during the Canaries' 4-0 thrashing of lowly Blackpool at Carrow Road on Saturday.

It was the first time City fans have been able to celebrate a hat-trick since Simeon Jackson's famous treble against Derby County in April 2005.

The Canadian international wrote his name into Canaries folklore that day with an injury-time goal which sparked wild celebrations as it sealed a 3-2 victory late in the season.

That victory went a long way to helping Paul Lambert's side to automatic promotion that season, with Jackson following up a hat-trick he had scored just weeks before.

Gary Hooper of Norwich scores his sides third goal from the penalty spot and completes his hat trick

Gary Hooper of Norwich scores his sides third goal from the penalty spot and completes his hat trick during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The pacey front-man did the majority of the damage in a 6-0 thumping of Scunthorpe United at Carrow Road earlier in the month.

Wes Hoolahan and Grant Holt also took home the matchball earlier that season. Hoolahan scored two penalties in his haul against Sheffield United and Holt made sure of his growing status as a City legend in a 4-1 home win against Ipswich.

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Holt and Chris Martin both scored trebles in cup competitions the previous season, at Yeovil and Paulton Rovers respectively.

Leroy Lita, Jamie Cureton and Dean Ashton all managed to score a hat-trick for the Canaries in the past decade as well, after a gap of over three years without one being scored by a City player.

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1 Simeon Jackson – Monday, April 25, 2011 – Norwich City 3 Derby County 2

The final goal of Jackson's hat-trick sparked one of Carrow Road's wildest goal celebrations and set the Canaries on course to automatic promotion to the Premier League.

In the dying embers of the game Russell Martin fired a corner back into the penalty area and Jackson was in the right place to divert the ball into the net.

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The frenzied celebrations, and the commentary of BBC Radio Norfolk's Chris Goreham and Neil Adams, are now indelibly written into Canaries folklore.

2 Grant Holt and Simeon Jackson – Saturday, April 2, 2011 – Norwich City 6 Scunthorpe United 0

Jackson also helped himself to three goals earlier in the month.

Holt put the Canaries 2-0 up in the first half, with his second coming from the penalty spot after Paul Reid was sent off for the visitors, and was substituted shortly after completing his treble in the 61st minute.

Jackson came on for Liverpool loanee Dani Pacheco in the 70th minute and soon repeated the feat with three goals in 15 minutes to pile the misery on the Iron and send them hurtling towards relegation from the Championship.

3 Wes Hoolahan – Tuesday, December 28, 2010 – Norwich City 4 Sheffield United 2

An excellent festive period continued for Paul Lambert's side against the Blades, with Michael Nelson levelling the scores with a header in the 20th minute after Andy Reid's free-kick had opened the scoring.

Richard Creswell put the visitors back in front in the 29th minute but Hoolahan turned the game around in the second half with penalties in the 64th and 84th minutes.

The Irishman then ensured he was taking home the match ball by finishing a late counter-attack, after Stephen Quinn had been sent off late in the game for a bad foul on Hoolahan.

4 Grant Holt – Sunday, November 28, 2010 – Norwich City 4 Ipswich Town 1

The seasonably moustachioed Holt – in aid of the Movember charity campaign – put the Canaries ahead in the 13th minute but Damien Delaney had headed an equaliser for the Blues in the 29th minute.

Holt took advantage of some poor defending to restore the lead in the 35th minute, before Delaney was sent off for bringing the striker down when clean through on goal before half-time.

Holt and Hoolahan then completed the rout in the 76th and 78th minutes respectively.

5 Chris Martin – Saturday, November 7, 2009 – Paulton Rovers 0 Norwich City 7

Relegation to the third tier saw City compete in the first round of the FA Cup for the first time in 50 years – and they eased to victory in Somerset.

The Southern League Division One South & West side found themselves 3-0 down at half-time due to a Grant Holt brace and Martin's first goal of four on the day. Hoolahan put City 4-0 ahead against their non-league opponents in the 74th minute, shortly before three goals in eight minutes from Martin completed an emphatic victory.

6 Grant Holt – Tuesday, August 11, 2009 – Yeovil 0 Norwich City 4

After the disastrous opening day of the season which saw Colchester win 7-1 at Carrow Road, Holt began to show the leadership qualities which would eventually lead City to promotion at Huish Park.

Holt's second-half treble, following a Hoolahan penalty in the 55th minute, led City to a comfortable win in the first round of the League Cup.

It may have been a good night for Holt but the damage was done for manager Bryan Gunn already, who lost his job despite the defeat.

7 Leroy Lita – Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – Norwich City 5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2

The shock result of City's ill-fated campaign was a 5-2 humbling of eventual champions Wolves.

Glenn Roeder's team went ahead when goalkeeper Carl Ikeme turned a Sammy Clingan free-kick into his own net before Lita, on loan from Reading, scored his first goal in the 39th minute.

Neill Collins pulled a goal back for Wolves in the 41st minute but Lita put City 3-1 up after the break, before a penalty from Sylvain Ebanks-Blake in the 67th minute and a Richard Stearman red card two minutes later continued a dramatic game.

Lita and Lee Croft secured the victory late on, leaving Wolves boss Mick McCarthy fuming at his players.

8 Jamie Cureton – Saturday, March 22, 2008 – Norwich City 5 Colchester United 1

Three of Jamie Cureton's 14 goals in the 2007/08 season came against his former club at Carrow Road, as City romped to a comfortable victory.

Jon Otsemobor rifled Glenn Roeder's side ahead early on and Cureton doubled the lead before Kevin Lisbie pulled one back for the U's before half-time.

The City academy product, in his second spell at the club, then scored a penalty in the 53rd minute and completed his hat-trick in the 87th minute, before a late goal from Dion Dublin completed the win.

9 Dean Ashton – Saturday, December 17, 2005 – Norwich City 3 Southampton 1

Ashton bumped up his value further with a match-winning treble against the Saints, as Nigel Worthington's side continued to try and adjust following relegation from the Premiership.

The former Crewe striker completed his hat-trick with two goals in the second half to complete a victory which was part of a five-match winning streak for the Canaries. Ashton was sold to West Ham for £7.25m in January however and City eventually finished ninth.

10 Iwan Roberts – Tuesday, February 20, 2001 – Norwich City 4 Stockport 0

Legendary City striker Roberts added two goals to Chris Llewellyn's early strike in the first half, before completing his hat-trick and the victory in the second half.

The centre-forward scored 18 goals in 50 games during a profitable season and eventually finished his City career in 2004 with 96 goals to his name.