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Huddersfield Town 2-2 Norwich City

Jamar Loza
Jamar Loza replied after James Vaughan's stoppage-time goal

Norwich substitute Jamar Loza struck a dramatic late equaliser to deny Huddersfield victory after James Vaughan was sent off for celebrating what looked like a winning goal.

Loza side-footed in at the far post two minutes after Vaughan scored in the sixth minute of added-time.

Earlier, the Canaries' Wes Hoolahan replied to Ishmael Miller's opener.

Although the point was welcome, Norwich still lost ground on the Championship race for automatic promotion.

Six straight wins have propelled Alex Neil's side into contention for a top-two finish and an immediate return to the Premier League.

But after their second consecutive draw, they are now five points behind the top two of Watford and Middlesbrough, who both won.

Chris Powell's Huddersfield, who are now 10 points clear of the bottom three, deserved their point after a spirited performance but have still not beaten the men from Norfolk for 14 years.

Both sides were intent on scoring from the start, even if they were using differing methods.

Huddersfield were given a let-off in the sixth minute when Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson was adjudged to have handled before bundling the ball home from Cameron Jerome's knockdown.

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Amid Huddersfield's furious protests, referee Nigel Miller consulted assistant Lisa Rashid and the goal was ruled out.

Ten minutes after the break, Huddersfield carved out the opening goal as Jacob Butterfield clipped the ball into Miller on the edge of the area and the striker deftly turned before slamming home his second goal of the season from 12 yards out.

Huddersfield's lead did not last long though. Neil sent on substitute Hoolahan and five minutes later he steered home Gary Hooper's cross.

There was no let up to the pace as Vaughan seemed to have snatched it for Town when he converted Butterfield's cross.

But after the striker received a second yellow for his celebration, Norwich swept forward with the last action of the game and when Graham Dorrans's shot rebounded to the far post, Loza swept home an unlikely equaliser with the last meaningful kick of the game.

Norwich manager Alex Neil:

"As far as I'm concerned it was a goal for Bradley Johnson at the time. The lineswoman had run back to the halfway line.

"The referee had given the goal and the Huddersfield players came over and that seemed to put her under pressure and all of a sudden somebody has seen an infringement.

"Whether it was a foul or not, I don't know, I haven't seen it. Somebody mentioned handball so if it was, fine, but if you haven't seen it I don't think you can give the decision."

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell:

"After a nervy start the disallowed goal galvanised us and changed the whole atmosphere and we started to play.

"I should be sitting here with a win, it was a good goal by Ishmael, a comeback by them, but to score when we did - I'm sure everyone thought that was going to be the winning goal, but it wasn't to be.

"I've got to take the positives - the players' efforts. I've got to commend them, they were superb playing against a side that (last season) were in the Premier League."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 4Hudson
  • 33LynchBooked at 75mins
  • 7Scannell
  • 6Hogg
  • 10Coady
  • 8Butterfield
  • 25CarrollSubstituted forEdgarat 70'minutes
  • 9VaughanBooked at 90mins
  • 11MillerSubstituted forGobernat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Edgar
  • 13Murphy
  • 15Wallace
  • 19Holmes
  • 28Gobern
  • 34Charles
  • 45Majewski

Norwich

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Whittaker
  • 5MartinBooked at 90mins
  • 30Bassong
  • 23Olsson
  • 41Dorrans
  • 22Redmond
  • 4JohnsonBooked at 7minsSubstituted forHoolahanat 62'minutes
  • 8HowsonSubstituted forLozaat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11HooperSubstituted forAndreuat 78'minutes
  • 10Jerome

Substitutes

  • 3Cuéllar
  • 12Andreu
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 16Loza
  • 26Rudd
  • 27Tettey
  • 39Odjidja-Ofoe
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
11,879

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Norwich City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Norwich City 2.

Booking

Jamar Loza (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, Norwich City 2. Jamar Loza (Norwich City) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Graham Dorrans following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Graham Dorrans (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cameron Jerome following a set piece situation.

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, Norwich City 1. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.

Booking

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Graham Dorrans (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jacob Butterfield tries a through ball, but Joel Lynch is caught offside.

Booking

Russell Martin (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Russell Martin (Norwich City).

Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

David Edgar (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Redmond (Norwich City).

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Jamar Loza replaces Jonny Howson.

Delay in match Alex Smithies (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Offside, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Norwich City).

Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Tony Andreu replaces Gary Hooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Oscar Gobern replaces Ishmael Miller.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jonny Howson.

Booking

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich City).

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Graham Dorrans (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town).

goal

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7Ipswich3818101058431564
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15Birmingham371114124353-1047
16Bolton38128184556-1144
17Huddersfield381111164865-1744
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