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Hat-tricks, penalties, late goals - Norwich City's 2020 highlights

31 December 2020

2020 has certainly been a memorable year, and one that contained a selection of brilliant moments for Norwich City. Take a look at our favourite matches and events below.


The year got off to a good start when Adam Idah netted a hat-trick against Preston North End in the third round of the FA Cup during his second start for the first team!


We fondly remember the last time Carrow Road was full, as youngsters Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis linked up to score the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win against Leicester City.

Take another look at the impressive strike below as we looked to turn our form around in 2019/20.


In March came arguably the highlight of the year for Norwich City as a whole, the Canaries beating Tottenham Hotspur in their own stadium to qualify for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time in 28 years!

This one went all the way to a penalty shootout, and we knew we’d be confident with Tim Krul in goal! He saved two spot-kicks and ran the length of the pitch to celebrate with Norwich fans!


Following defeat to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in March, City fans had to go roughly six months without live football due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was a touching moment when we were permitted to welcome just 1,000 fans back to Carrow Road for September’s 2-2 draw against Preston North End!


Academy forward Tyrese Omotoye began to make a name for himself in the Papa John’s Trophy in October, scoring against Plymouth Argyle’s first team as well as a hat-trick against Newport Town!

He has recently gone on to be involved in Daniel Farke’s first-team squad, showing where good performances for the Under-23s can get you!

October was full of memorable moments for the first team as well, as Jordan Hugill scored a late penalty to secure three points at Rotherham United, before Mario Vrancic scored late on against Birmingham City and Wycombe Wanderers to get wins from both of those games too!


But the late goals weren’t happening by accident, becoming even more regular in November when Marco Stiepermann scored the goal that saw Norwich beat Swansea City 1-0 at Carrow Road!


In another entertaining finale, Max Aarons scored the winning goal in the 84th minute against Sheffield Wednesday after fellow Academy graduate Josh Martin had equalised in the 81st.

One week later, Teemu Pukki scored his 50th goal for the club in our 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers!

Then, on Christmas Day, Tim Krul signed a new-long term contract, keeping him at the club until 2024!

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