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Hooper strike gives Norwich point vs Swansea

December 15, 2013

NORWICH, England (AP) — Gary Hooper scored a superb 25-yard effort to earn Norwich a 1-1 draw Sunday in its Premier League match against Swansea at Carrow Road, where Nathan Dyer looked to have sustained a serious ankle injury after earlier putting the visitors in front.

Former Celtic striker Hooper lashed home after collecting a knockdown on his chest in first-half stoppage time.

Dyer had capitalized on some poor defending from Norwich captain Sebastien Bassong to put the Welsh side ahead in the 12th.

However, the midfielder was stretchered off before halftime after falling on his ankle in a challenge with Bassong, with the club reporting a suspected fracture.

Norwich saw a second-half header from Michael Turner hit the crossbar, before Swansea goalkeeper Michael Vorm saved well at point-blank range from Hooper.

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