Video: Gary Hooper scores an absolute cracker against Swansea 7 years ago

Video: Gary Hooper scores an absolute cracker against Swansea

The former Celtic man is hitting a rich vein of form, and this goal is the mark of a man who's got plenty of confidence


As bad as Norwich were at defending the first goal against Swansea, they were the total opposite when it came to scoring down the other end with this sublime goal from Gary Hooper.

The Canaries found themselves trailing the Swans in what JOE has dubbed the Battle of the Birds thanks to a route one ball that Bassong was muscled out of by the diminutive Nathan Dyer, but their response before the break was superb. Unfortunately for Dyer, in another aerial challenge with Bassong later in the game he went down injured and was stretchered off with a suspected broken ankle, so he might be missing for a while after this game.

Norwich City v Swansea City - Premier League

There's a brilliant bit of link up play as the ball is chested down to Hooper from Elmander and without needing to be asked twice he spots the goalkeeper Tremmel off the line and smashes a volley that leaves him with absolutely no chance.

A good sign for Norwich is that they have won every game in which the former Celtic striker has scored this season, so they'll be hoping that streak continues.