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Premier League icons: Jonny Howson

4 June 2021

In this feature we are counting down Norwich City's top 15 Premier League appearance makers. At number seven is a player who helped the Canaries to 12th and 11th place finishes in the Premier League and has made close to 600 appearances in his career.

Jonny Howson

Premier League stats

Norwich
Games: 104
Goals: 8
Assists: 6

Bio: Having spent six successful years at Leeds United, where he helped his boyhood club to promotion back to the Championship, Jonny Howson made the switch to Norwich in January 2012.

After recovering from a knee injury, he then made his City debut in a 1-0 defeat to Stoke City on March 3 and finished the campaign with 11 appearances under his belt.

The following season he played 30 games for the club and scored two goals in the last two games, including a fine solo effort away at Manchester City, as the Canaries ended the season in 11th position. The club was relegated to the Championship the following season though, but eight goals in 34 Championship games from Jonny helped the club bounce back to the Premier League at the first attempt. He was also crucial in the play-off matches that season, scoring in the first leg of the play-off semi-final at Portman Road.

Jonny played 33 games back in the Premier League, scoring three times, but the club were relegated back to the Championship. He remained at the club for a further year, but then in 2017 made a £6m switch to join Middlesbrough.

Memorable moment

Jonny signed off the 2012/13 season in style, scoring two goals in the last two games. His winner at Manchester City was a thing of beauty as he picked up the ball in the centre circle, showed a burst of pace to fly past four Manchester City players before reaching the edge of the box and firing a shot past Joe Hart and into the bottom corner.

Where is he now?

Jonny Howson is still at Middlesbrough. He has been a regular starter for the Boro over the last four seasons, making nearly 200 appearances for the club.


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