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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.

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Adams on Norwich 1-1 Rotherham

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.

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Evans on Norwich v Rotherham

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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Norwich City 1, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Paul Green.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

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.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

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

Hand ball by Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United).

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

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

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

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.

Foul by Michael Turner (Norwich City).

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

Booking

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

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Wordsworth replaces Matt Derbyshire.

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.

Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Josh Murphy replaces Jos Hooiveld.

Attempt blocked. Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Green with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Kyle Lafferty.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

Paul Green (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jordan Bowery replaces Richard Brindley because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jos Hooiveld (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

Attempt missed. Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kyle Lafferty.

Attempt missed. Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Ben Pringle.

Attempt missed. Jonny Howson (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Kyle Lafferty replaces Wes Hoolahan.

Hand ball by Richard Brindley (Rotherham United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich1163221101121
2Watford116322012821
3Nottm Forest105501771020
4Derby115511910920
5Middlesbrough11623168820
6Charlton114701410419
7Wolves115421411319
8Ipswich10532148618
9Sheff Wed11452118317
10Brentford115241516-117
11Bournemouth114341614215
12Blackburn114341618-215
13Reading114341517-215
14Leeds114341113-215
15Cardiff113441314-113
16Millwall113351013-312
17Rotherham11335913-412
18Huddersfield113351220-812
19Brighton112541012-211
20Birmingham112541218-611
21Wigan112451214-210
22Fulham112181222-107
23Blackpool11137614-86
24Bolton11128821-135
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