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Norwich City 1-1 Rotherham United

Cameron Jerome
Jerome is Norwich's top scorer with six goals since signing from Stoke City in August

Norwich stay top of the Championship but had to settle for a draw despite dominating against Rotherham.

Cameron Jerome missed a host of first-half chances before Rotherham took the lead against the run of play.

Paul Green scored a penalty after Matt Derbyshire was fouled by Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Kyle Lafferty saw his second-half shot deflected against a post before his free-kick that hit the upright was turned in by Jerome to earn a point.

Despite dropping two points, Norwich stay top of the Championship after Watford drew with Brighton.

Norwich, Rotherham and four-goal hauls
Norwich had scored four goals in their last two matches with Rotherham, beating them 4-2 in a Carling Cup tie in September 2006 and drawing 4-4 at Millmoor in League One in January 2004
Rotherham scored four goals the last time they beat Norwich - a 4-1 win over the Canaries in the old Second Division in August 1981.

Derbyshire had a chance early on for the visitors but could not find a way past Ruddy.

From then on it was all Norwich, with former Stoke City striker Jerome missing the target three times - shooting wide from the edge of the box before heading balls from Martin Olsson and Nathan Redmond the wrong side of the post.

Rotherham then survived a goalmouth scramble as Lewis Grabban and Jerome brought excellent saves from Adam Collin before forcing the penalty seconds later.

The Millers thumped the ball clear and Derbyshire found himself through on goal, forcing Ruddy into committing the foul inside the area.

Green sent the England international the wrong way to put the Millers a goal ahead at the break.

Norwich continued their onslaught on the Millers' goal as Jonny Howson put the ball over from close range, while Lafferty's shot from distance deflected off Grabban and hit the post, only for Collin to save Bradley Johnson's follow-up.

Howson cleared Craig Morgan's header off the line as Rotherham forced their only real chance of the second half before the home side secured a point.

Kari Arnason was penalised for handball on the edge of the area and Lafferty's resulting free-kick hit the post, with Jerome reacting quickest to turn it into the net.

Norwich manager Neil Adams: "We have let five points slip through our fingers in the past two games, however, if we had been very poor, I would have been worried, but at the moment, there is very little wrong with our performances.

"We have had two freak games, you normally get one a season, we have just had two of them back-to-back, but the main concern would be if we are not causing teams problems, which is not the case."

Rotherham manager Steve Evans: "Norwich had a lot of the ball, but we had four or five good opportunities to get 2-0 in front. We are disappointed with that, but it was a hard-earned point,

"It is a shame the referee does not get the decision right with the handball for the free-kick which lead to the goal, but to be fair to him, it was given by the assistant and how he can see it is X-ray vision stuff, but the crowd shout and the official delivered."

Line-ups

Norwich

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 1RuddyBooked at 42mins
  • 5Martin
  • 6Turner
  • 12HooiveldSubstituted forMurphyat 75'minutes
  • 23Olsson
  • 8Howson
  • 4Johnson
  • 22Redmond
  • 14HoolahanSubstituted forLaffertyat 64'minutes
  • 7Grabban
  • 10Jerome

Substitutes

  • 2Whittaker
  • 9Lafferty
  • 21Murphy
  • 26Rudd
  • 27Tettey
  • 28O'Neil
  • 39Odjidja-Ofoe

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Collin
  • 16RichardsonBooked at 81mins
  • 20Morgan
  • 4Arnason
  • 3Skarz
  • 2BrindleySubstituted forBoweryat 71'minutes
  • 8Frecklington
  • 11Green
  • 18PringleSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 66'minutes
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forWordsworthat 79'minutes
  • 9Revell

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 7Hall
  • 10Bowery
  • 26Taylor
  • 28Wordsworth
  • 29Clarke-Harris
  • 37Rowe
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
26,114

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home27
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 1, Rotherham United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Rotherham United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Paul Green.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Lafferty with a headed pass.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonny Howson.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kyle Lafferty.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Michael Turner (Norwich City).

  15. Post update

    Anthony Wordsworth (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Booking

    Frazer Richardson (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Wordsworth replaces Matt Derbyshire.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Norwich City 1, Rotherham United 1. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.