Norwich 2-2 Coventry

Norwich City were denied victory in their final Championship fixture but celebrated promotion in a thrilling draw at a sun-soaked Carrow Road.

Richard Keogh's bundled effort gave Coventry the lead eight minutes after the break but Grant Holt's header levelled matters within three minutes.

Substitute Daniel Pacheco's shot put the Canaries ahead after good work by Henri Lansbury.

But Lukas Jutkiewicz tapped home to draw the Sky Blues level.

The hosts had already secured their return to the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Portsmouth on Monday but seemed eager to sign off in style and created a number of chances in the first half.

Holt nearly got on the end of a deep Russell Martin cross, defender Zak Whitbread had a close-range effort cleared off the line and David Crofts fired wide from 25 yards.

Skipper Holt also saw his diving header brilliantly saved by keeper Michael Quirke.

But the visitors, whose most notable first-half attempt forced keeper John Ruddy to push away a fierce low strike from Chris Hussey, went ahead after the turnaround.

Hussey was again involved, and when his shot fell to Keogh, the defender scrambled the ball in from close range.

Holt's bullet header restored parity from Marc Tierney's cross almost immediately and Holt's replacement Dani Pacheco came off the bench to drill in the home side's second after a jinking run into the box.

The party mood was dampened a tiny bit by Jutkiewicz's equaliser from Hussey's low cross.

And Norwich were forced to settle for a point although they almost secured all three when Pacheco's 25-yard free-kick rattled the bar and Whitbread somehow stabbed the rebound wide.

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