VIDEO: Norwich City midfielder smashes goal of season contender

Norwich City

Norwich City midfielder Alexander Tettey hammered home a 35-yard volley against Sunderland to give the Canaries a 2-0 half time lead.

Tettey, 27, arrived at Carrow Road from Rennes in 2012, having made his name playing for Rosenborg and as an international for Norway. The Ghanaian-born midfielder and has been a regular feature of the Norwich side in central midfield, but he is more known for his defensive work.

Yet today, that all went out of the window as Tettey unleashed a stunning volley from fully 35 yards to put Chris Hughton's side in to a commanding 2-0 lead against fellow strugglers Sunderland. Robert Snodgrass had given them the lead, and Tettey's wonder goal now has them in a strong position to claim a vital three points.

As things stand, Norwich would move six points clear of the relegation zone, but their possible win would plunge Sunderland further into the mire, as Gus Poyet's side would slip to 19th place in the table, yet still only three points adrift of safety.

If Norwich are to cling on, they will need Tettey's defensive efforts, but his stunning goal has Norwich in a winning position to begin with.

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