As Norwich City midfielder Alexander Tettey celebrates his 34th birthday, we thought we’d compile our seven favourite moments from the Norwegian’s seven years at the Club!
What a shot from Tettey, what a goal!
You can’t mention Tettey’s top moments without first thinking of that goal against Sunderland back in 2014.
As City legend Wes Hoolahan’s cross into the box was headed out, it came falling down to Tettey. The Norwegian didn’t let it even touch the ground before thumping it on goal, darting straight for the top corner.
Not a single ‘keeper in the world was saving the strike. Truly an outstanding goal, it’s still regarded as one of the goals of the decade for some, especially among City fans!
There isn’t much of a better way to mark your debut than to score on it. That’s exactly what Tettey all the way back in September 2012 against Doncaster Rovers.
Having the ball laid off to him about 25-yards out, Tettey found himself surrounded by four Doncaster shirts, choosing to roll the dice and have a shot.
It was a beautiful effort, the shot having enough curl to beat the ‘keeper and swerve into the bottom corner, topping off his debut in style.
Alright it isn’t a ‘moment’, but it’s definitely worth mentioning!
Signing on August 25 back in 2012, Tettey is the Canaries’ longest-serving current player, being with the club for 2,779 days now!
To put that into perspective, Timm Klose is the second-longest currently serving player, after signing on January 18 in 2016. That works out to 1,538 days, over 1,200 days less than the midfielder!
King of the dancefloor
Every Canaries fan remembers the 4-3 comeback over Millwall last season, it was one of the best City games in recent history, filled with the drama of twists and turns.
It was City who came out on top in the end, thanks for a late goal from Teemu Pukki to seal all three points, and Tettey couldn’t contain what was to follow!
As everyone dogpiled on Pukki in celebration of the game-winning goal, Tettey stood apart from the group, only to start dancing in front of the crowd!
They weren’t exactly the best moves around, but they perfectly summed up how everyone was feeling!
For a self-confessed Manchester United fan, it must’ve been a day of mixed emotions for Tettey in December 2015.
Coming up against United at Old Trafford in the league, City were the underdogs, but emerged the victors thanks to goals from Cameron Jerome and Tettey.
A sweet lay-off from Jerome to the Norwegian gave him enough space to test David De Gea from the edge of the 18-yard box, beating the ‘keeper to the post.
It’s not the best way to do it, but for Tettey, scoring at the Theatre of Dreams and coming away with three points must’ve been quite special.
That day at Wembley
It seems that any memory of a great City accomplishment in recent history is sure to have Tettey’s name found somewhere, like our play-off final victory over Middlesbrough back in 2015.
It was an unforgettable day as the Canaries emerged victors in a 2-0 win over Boro to earn promotion back to the English topflight, and sure enough he was there.
Playing for the full 90 minutes, contributing as much as he could to the win, Tettey was a part of another big piece of Canaries history.
That day at Villa Park
Tettey truly has been through it all with City, accomplishing everything you can think of, especially winning the Championship at Villa Park.
It wasn’t an easy game for City as they came to the climax of the season, seeing Villa equalise just seven minutes after Pukki found the first goal of the game.
It waited until the very end, but the decisive goal showed itself through Mario Vrancic in the 86th minute to win the title.
Coming on in the first-half shortly before the break, Tettey put a shift in to help win that elusive Championship title, seeing the Canaries earn instant promotion to the Premier League.