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Norwich City 1-1 Leeds United

Russell Martin heads Norwich into the lead
Martin's goal was not enough to give Norwich a first win in four matches

Norwich lost ground on the Championship leaders as Souleymane Doukara's goal gave Leeds a share of the points.

The Canaries had the better of the first half at Carrow Road and were rewarded early in the second when Russell Martin headed in from a corner.

But just four minutes later, Doukara levelled from 20 yards.

Norwich striker Cameron Jerome claimed he was racially abused by Leeds' defender Giuseppe Bellusci after the pair clashed in the first half.

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The result leaves Leeds 15th in the table, while Norwich are now fifth and four points behind new league-leaders Derby.

The result means that Darko Milanic remains without a win as Leeds manager, but he will have been encouraged by a more stubborn display from his side than the one they produced in the 2-1 defeat at Rotherham last Friday.

However, Norwich were superior in the first half and the visitors had goalkeeper Marco Silvestre to thank for keeping the score goalless with saves denying Nathan Redmond and Alexander Tettey.

Silvestre was powerless to prevent the Canaries taking the lead just before the hour mark as Martin rose unchallenged in the box to head home.

But the home side were pegged back almost straight away when Brazilian midfielder Adryan - making his first start for Leeds - found Frenchman Doukara, who stroked a low shot past John Ruddy.

Norwich had a late penalty shout for what they felt was a handball against Jason Pearce but they were waved away by referee Mark Clattenburg, leaving the home side to rue two dropped points in their quest for an immediate return to the Premier League.

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Whittaker
  • 5Martin
  • 6Turner
  • 23Olsson
  • 27Tettey
  • 8Howson
  • 22Redmond
  • 21MurphySubstituted forHooperat 60'minutes
  • 9LaffertyBooked at 66minsSubstituted forOdjidja-Ofoeat 79'minutes
  • 10JeromeBooked at 26minsSubstituted forGrabbanat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Johnson
  • 7Grabban
  • 11Hooper
  • 15Miquel
  • 26Rudd
  • 28O'Neil
  • 39Odjidja-Ofoe

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 2Byram
  • 5Bellusci
  • 6Pearce
  • 12Berardi
  • 14Bianchi
  • 4AustinBooked at 44mins
  • 27MowattSubstituted forL Cookat 63'minutes
  • 9Oliveira Tavares
  • 34Antenucci
  • 29DoukaraBooked at 72minsSubstituted forSlothat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Warnock
  • 8Sharp
  • 13Taylor
  • 19Morison
  • 23L Cook
  • 32Cooper
  • 33Sloth
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg
Attendance:
26,565

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home20
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 1, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Casper Sloth replaces Souleymane Doukara.

Offside, Norwich City. Alexander Tettey tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Lewis Grabban replaces Cameron Jerome.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Tommaso Bianchi (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Martin Olsson with a cross.

Foul by Jonny Howson (Norwich City).

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Tettey.

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

Foul by Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe replaces Kyle Lafferty because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

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

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Giuseppe Bellusci.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Sam Byram.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Norwich City. Nathan Redmond tries a through ball, but Steven Whittaker is caught offside.

Booking

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alexander Tettey.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Tommaso Bianchi (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

Booking

Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City).

Tommaso Bianchi (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Norwich City 1, Leeds United 1. Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Lewis Cook replaces Alex Mowatt.

Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Derby1375123101326
2Watford1374225141125
3Middlesbrough137241811723
4Wolves136521914523
5Norwich1364322121022
6Nottm Forest135712213922
7Charlton135711612422
8Bournemouth136342014621
9Ipswich135531814420
10Cardiff135441816219
11Blackburn135441819-119
12Brentford135441516-119
13Sheff Wed134631111018
14Rotherham134451417-316
15Leeds134451316-316
16Huddersfield134451723-616
17Reading134361523-815
18Millwall133551316-314
19Wigan132651214-212
20Brighton132651215-312
21Birmingham132561220-811
22Fulham133281625-911
23Bolton132291023-138
24Blackpool13139819-116
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