Darren Bent scored his first goal since October as Fulham claimed a 1-1 draw at fellow Premier League strugglers Norwich in the FA Cup third round.

After wasting an earlier chance, Bent nodded past the stranded Mark Bunn.

Norwich had started brighter and drew level on the stroke of half-time through Robert Snodgrass's header.

Canaries record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel should have scored with a header after the break but neither side could force a winner to avoid a replay.

Bent's poor return

Darren Bent's 40th-minute header was only his fourth goal in 18 appearances since joining Fulham on loan from Aston Villa in the summer

The clubs had met in the Premier League as recently as Boxing Day when Fulham claimed a 2-1 win thanks to Scott Parker's late goal, but this was their first clash in the FA Cup for 106 years.

As expected, the managers made a raft of changes after a hectic Christmas schedule. Among those was a first start for Clint Dempsey in his second spell with Fulham after re-joining on a two-month loan deal from Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders.

The Canaries had enjoyed the better start at Carrow Road, with Josh Murphy shooting over from outside the penalty area and Johan Elmander firing a rebound a foot wide of the post.

Despite Norwich's pressure, the best chance of the early stages saw Cottagers' striker Bent played through on-goal by Pajtim Kasami only for goalkeeper Bunn to deny him.

Bent was not to be kept out 10 minutes later as he rose above the flat-footed Bunn to head Fulham into the lead. The effort was the Aston Villa loanee's first since he struck the only goal in the top-flight meeting with Stoke on 5 October.

FA Cup fourth round draw

When: Sunday, 5 January 2014

Where: Wembley Stadium

Time: 1400 GMT

Who: Cousins Martin and Paul Allen, who both played for West Ham, will make the draw after the Hammers face Nottingham Forest.

Fourth round dates: Ties to be played over the weekend of 25 and 26 January 2014

Norwich had controlled the first half and were not behind for long. Snodgrass capitalised on some poor goalkeeping from ex-Ipswich loanee David Stockdale after excellent wing-play from the dynamic Murphy to stoop down and nod in the equaliser.

Stockdale excelled after the break, however, as he pulled off a tremendous low stop to keep out a header from Van Wolfswinkel, who was making his first start since October following a toe injury.

Snodgrass then came close to a second as his free-kick rippled the side-netting.

Norwich continued to look the most likely to score in the final stages, but Steven Whittaker's low effort across goal agonisingly evaded the touch of a team-mate to ensure the relegation-threatened pair had to settle for a cup draw.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton:

"It's a replay we would rather not have, but having said that we would rather still be in the competition than out.

"Wes [Hoolahan] reported an injury yesterday and at this moment is having treatment. There has been no bid that I am aware of, absolutely not.

"It's not our intention to lose players, our intentions are to strengthen what we have got here and to make sure we get these players back fit."

Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen:

"We didn't want it [a replay], I think Chris [Hughton, the Norwich boss] didn't want it either, but that's how it turned out. A draw's a good result away from home.

"David Stockdale had a Gordon Banks-like save to keep us in the game.

"It was definitely one of the best saves I have seen. It was a fantastic cross by [Javier] Garrido and a great leap by Van Wolfswinkel."

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Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Norwich City

  • 13 Bunn
  • 02 Martin
  • 23 Olsson
  • 16 Elmander (Redmond - 67' )
  • 24 R Bennett
  • 03 Whittaker
  • 07 Snodgrass
  • 18 Garrido
  • 09 van Wolfswinkel
  • 31 Murphy (Murphy - 79' )
  • 25 Fox

Substitutes

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 11 Hooper
  • 19 Becchio
  • 22 Redmond
  • 32 Murphy
  • 33 Hall-Johnson
  • 34 Gafaiti

Fulham

  • 13 Stockdale
  • 22 Zverotic
  • 35 Amorebieta (Riise - 70' Booked )
  • 23 Boateng (Christensen - 70' )
  • 33 Burn
  • 18 Hughes
  • 11 Kacaniklic (Plumain - 45' )
  • 30 David
  • 39 Bent
  • 08 Kasami
  • 32 Dempsey

Substitutes

  • 03 Riise
  • 20 Rodallega
  • 24 Dejagah
  • 34 Plumain
  • 37 Christensen
  • 41 Joronen
  • 45 Dembele
Ref: Craig Pawson
Att: 21,703

Match Stats

Shots

19 11

On target

6 4

Corners

7 4

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Norwich City 1, Fulham 1.

90:00 +3:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Fulham 1.

90:00 +2:59 Booking

Booking John Arne Riise (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:52

Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:52

Foul by John Arne Riise (Fulham).

90:00 +2:04

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

90:00 +2:04

Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:12

Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

84:32

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

84:32

Ange-Freddy Plumain (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:22

Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

83:00

Attempt missed. Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

78:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Jacob Murphy replaces Josh Murphy.

77:24

Attempt saved. Dan Burn (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

76:59

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Steven Whittaker.

74:18

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by John Arne Riise.

72:18

Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:18

Foul by Ange-Freddy Plumain (Fulham).

71:25

Hand ball by Chris David (Fulham).

69:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. John Arne Riise replaces Fernando Amorebieta.

69:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen replaces Derek Boateng.

66:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Nathan Redmond replaces Johan Elmander.

66:38

Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

65:47

Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:47

Foul by Aaron Hughes (Fulham).

60:17

Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:17

Foul by Chris David (Fulham).

59:07

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

59:07

Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:37

Attempt missed. Russell Martin (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

57:21

Attempt saved. Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:30

Johan Elmander (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:30

Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).

55:08

Attempt missed. Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

53:18

Martin Olsson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:18

Foul by Chris David (Fulham).

51:51

Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

50:00

Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:57

Foul by Johan Elmander (Norwich City).

49:42

Attempt missed. Ange-Freddy Plumain (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

48:16

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

48:16

Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:40

Attempt missed. David Fox (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

46:39

Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:39

Foul by Ange-Freddy Plumain (Fulham).

45:37

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

45:00

Second Half begins Norwich City 1, Fulham 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Ange-Freddy Plumain replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Norwich City 1, Fulham 1.

45:00 +1:08

Attempt saved. Darren Bent (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:51

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Fox.

45:00 +0:44

Attempt blocked. Pajtim Kasami (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Norwich City 1, Fulham 1. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

41:45

Foul by Johan Elmander (Norwich City).

41:45

Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:10

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by David Stockdale.

41:02

Attempt saved. Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

39:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Norwich City 0, Fulham 1. Darren Bent (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris David.

37:59

Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

35:46

Foul by Johan Elmander (Norwich City).

35:46

Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:35

Attempt missed. Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

33:52

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Elsad Zverotic.

32:09

Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:09

Foul by Derek Boateng (Fulham).

29:50

Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

28:16

Attempt missed. Pajtim Kasami (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high.

27:50

Attempt saved. Darren Bent (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:43

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Aaron Hughes.

26:35

Attempt blocked. Martin Olsson (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

26:00

Dan Burn (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:59

Foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City).

25:21

Attempt missed. Pajtim Kasami (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

21:01

Foul by Johan Elmander (Norwich City).

21:01

Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:22

David Fox (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:22

Foul by Pajtim Kasami (Fulham).

17:13

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Aaron Hughes.

16:55

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Aaron Hughes.

15:33

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

15:21

Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

14:46

Attempt saved. Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

12:34

Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:53

Attempt missed. Johan Elmander (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

11:39

Attempt blocked. Johan Elmander (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:47

Attempt missed. Clint Dempsey (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

5:29

Javier Garrido (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:29

Foul by Elsad Zverotic (Fulham).

2:39

Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

0:52

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Dan Burn.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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