Deadly decade of Wolves' Dangerous Dave Edwards

David Edwards' goal against Norwich City last weekend earned him a place in Wolves' history.

Deadly decade of Wolves' Dangerous Dave Edwards

The second-half header meant he had scored in 10 consecutive seasons for Wolves - only the eighth post-war player to do so in gold and black.

Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers has delved into the Edwards scrapbook to pick out a goal from every season of his lengthy Molineux career.

2007/08 - Scunthorpe (a), 2-0

Blonde attraction - Edwards celebrates his debut goal with Andy Keogh and Michael Gray

Edwards moved from Luton Town for £675,000 on January 16, 2008. Two days later he made his Wolves debut at Scunthorpe and scored after just 11 minutes, driving past the keeper from Andy Keogh's pass. Among Edwards' team mates that day was current first-team coach Rob Edwards, while fellow new signing Sylvan Ebanks-Blake grabbed the second.

2008/09 - Ipswich (a), 2-0

Edwards and Matt Jarvis at Portman Road in 2008

Edwards made 48 appearances in all competitions as Wolves won promotion to the Premier League, winning the Championship title. He scored three goals, including the opener at Portman Road as Wolves began the season as they would continue it. Ebanks-Blake was also on target.

2009/10 - Fulham (h), 2-1

Edwards scored a crucial goal against Fulham in 2009

The only goal of the season from Edwards was a crucial one in Wolves' battle to avoid the Premier League drop. After Kevin Doyle had put Wolves 1-0 up Edwards, in a goal reminiscent of his debut, took a Keogh pass and found the roof of the net. It proved vital, with Danny Murphy's penalty ensuring a nervy final few minutes.

2010/11 - Manchester City (h), 2-1

Former Shrewsbury team mate Joe Hart was beaten by Edwards in 2010

Again Edwards' solitary strike of the season and again a deeply important one. Emmanuel Adebayor has put City in front before Nenad Milijas made it 1-1 at half time. Edwards, who had gone close with two headers in the first half, completed the comeback when he coolly beat ex-Shrewsbury team mate Joe Hart and sealed a victory that would prove decisive in the final reckoning that season as Wolves stayed up again.

2011/12 - Swansea (a), 4-4

Wolves came from 4-1 down to draw at Swansea in their doomed relegation season

Wolves had already been relegated to the Championship but they proved they still had some fight left in them during a thrilling 4-4 draw at Swansea. Terry Connor's team were 4-1 down and Edwards played his role in a stunning comeback, slotting home Wolves' third goal. Matt Jarvis netted twice and Steven Fletcher was also on the scoresheet.

2012/13 - Millwall (a), 2-0

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Bakary Sako celebrate with Edwards in 2013

A dismal season for Wolves as they tumbled into League One. Edwards, who missed a chunk of the season through injury, continued his record of scoring in every season with two strikes, one in an early-season win over Barnsley and then again in a crucial 2-0 victory at Millwall in March. He broke the deadlock at the New Den, volleying home Ebanks-Blake's pass, before the striker added a second.

2013/14 - Crewe (a), 2-0

The League One title-winning season under Kenny Jackett was Edwards' best in front of goal. The Welshman made 31 appearances and scored nine goals. Six of those came in prolific nine-game spell towards the end of the campaign, including the goal that helped Wolves seal promotion away at Crewe in April. Wolves were 1-0 up thanks to Kevin McDonald's strike when Edwards sent a bouncing shot into the corner to spark wild scenes of celebration (goal at 1m 10s).

2014/15 - Leeds (h), 4-3

Eight goals for Edwards this season, a number of which were memorable. He got Wolves' season off to the perfect start with the winner at home to Norwich, then scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win at Blackburn. Edwards also found the net in the emotional Sir Jack tribute game against Blackpool, breaking the deadlock in the 86th minute and kissing his black armband. But it's hard to look past the late winner in an enthralling Easter Monday victory versus Leeds, when Edwards' headed home McDonald's cross to clinch a 4-3 win at an ecstatic Molineux (goal at 4m 34s).

2015/16 - Blues (a), 2-0

Edwards netted five in 30 appearances last year including the winner on the opening day for the second successive season, albeit a controversial one at Blackburn when he appeared to handle the ball. Far more clean-cut was the early opening goal in Wolves' 2-0 derby-day win at St Andrew's on Halloween.

2016/17 - Norwich (h), 1-2

Edwards scored in his 10th consecutive season as a Wolves player - and under his sixth Wolves boss in Walter Zenga - when he powerfully headed home Matt Doherty's cross during last weekend's 2-1 home defeat to Norwich (goal at 1m 42s). The 30-year-old midfielder will hope to add a few more in the coming weeks as he bids to earn a new contract (Edwards' current deal expires next summer) and extend his Molineux career into a second decade.

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