Toe-pokes, howitzers and piledrivers... Alex Tettey's top City moments

Norwich City's Alex Tettey scores his goal against Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League mat

Alex Tettey volleys home during a 2-0 win over Sunderland in 2014. - Credit: PA

What is there left to be said about Alex Tettey? 

The Norwegian has been a reassuring constant during a period of constant change at Carrow Road. 

He has scaled a number of epic highs with the odd low moment thrown but one thing’s for sure he will go down as a Norwich City legend both on and off the field. 

Here are his top three moments in a Canaries’ shirt... 


Alexander Tettey of Norwich celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal during the Barclays Premier Leagu

Alex Tettey is mobbed by his team-mates after making it 2-0 against Sunderland. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd


Saturday, March 22, 2014 

Norwich City 2 Sunderland 0 

This would prove to be Chris Hughton’s final victory as Norwich City manager but it will be best remembered for an absolute howitzer of a strike from Alex Tettey. 

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Robert Snodgrass had already put City in front and the Canaries could smell blood. Wes Hoolahan swung a cross in from the left, which John O’Shea headed clear as far as Tettey, who from 40 yards out produced a scintillating volley that flew past Vito Mannone. 

City wouldn’t win another game all season with Neil Adams being placed in charge after a morale-sapping defeat to West Brom. 

Alex Tettey seals a famous Norwich City at Manchester United
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Alex Tettey seals a famous Norwich City at Manchester United Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, December 19, 2015 

Manchester United 1 Norwich City 2 

No-one is still quite sure what Alex Tettey was doing that far forward at Old Trafford on this day in what was certainly one of the high points of the 2015/16 season. 

Cameron Jerome had already given City a first half lead and the former Stoke man turned provider early in the second half when he found Tettey’s buccaneering run forward.  

As United’s defenders closed in on he proceeded to toe-poke the ball home from the edge of the area. Such was the unexpected nature of the strike that keeper David de Gea barely moved. 

Alexander Tettey of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championship ma

Alex Tettey celebrates making it 2-0 against Preston. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 

Norwich City 2 Preston North End 0 

Another Tettey piledriver... but at a very different time in Norwich’s recent history. Fans had yet to be convinced by ‘Farke-ball’ and during a frustrating evening at Carrow Road they made their feelings known. However, City plugged away and got in front through Teemu Pukki before Tettey’s moment. 

Preston only partially cleared the ball from a corner to the edge of the area for the waiting Tettey to rifle the ball left-footed into the bottom left-hand corner. 

Tettey fumed about his own performance after the game... but he went on to become a crucial part of Farke’s 2018/19 Championship title winners. 


Alexander Tettey of Norwich scores his sides 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carro

Alex Tettey rifles the ball home against Preston to make it 2-0.


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