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Norwich City 1-1 Preston North End

Tom Barkhuizen
Tom Barkhuizen scored his fourth Championship goal of the season for Preston

Norwich's winless Championship run stretched to six games as Tom Barkhuizen earned Preston a point.

The Canaries took the lead when James Maddison whipped a free-kick into the top corner from a tight angle.

Alan Browne hit the bar with an overhead kick and Barkhuizen nodded narrowly wide before the Preston winger headed in a corner to make it 1-1.

Norwich moved up to 14th, but have now gone seven Championship games without a victory at Carrow Road.

Josh Murphy had two good chances for Norwich, but Darnell Fisher cleared off the line after he rounded goalkeeper Chris Maxwell, and he failed to score when Wes Hoolahan's effort rebounded to him.

Daniel Farke's side lacked a cutting edge up front and have now failed to score more than one goal in their past nine games in all competitions.

Maddison's fourth league goal this season from an excellently-taken free-kick was the highlight in an otherwise lacklustre performance which featured just three shots on target.

Preston pushed for an equaliser and Barkhuizen's header ensured a happy return to his former club for manager Alex Neil, whose side are now unbeaten in three matches.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke:

"I thought we started well and had some good chances and deserved to be ahead at half-time.

"In the second half we had more good chances and if we had made it 2-0 I am sure we would have gone on to win the game."

Preston manager Alex Neil:

"I was absolutely delighted with our performance today.

"We were up against a Norwich side with a lot of good players and I thought we were the better side today and deserved to win.

"We were excellent in spells and created the better chances over the course of the 90 minutes. I am proud of my players and it says it all that they were disappointed in the dressing room afterwards even though they had picked up a point away from home."

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1Gunn
  • 2Pinto
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 31Hanley
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 4ReedBooked at 63minsSubstituted forWildschutat 76'minutes
  • 8VrancicBooked at 55mins
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 23Maddison
  • 11MurphySubstituted forPritchardat 76'minutes
  • 9OliveiraBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 10Jerome
  • 17Wildschut
  • 21Pritchard
  • 28Franke
  • 33McGovern
  • 35Phillips
  • 36Cantwell

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 14FisherBooked at 41mins
  • 23HuntingtonSubstituted forClarkeat 90+14'minutes
  • 20DaviesBooked at 73mins
  • 15Woods
  • 11JohnsonBooked at 6mins
  • 12GallagherBooked at 80minsSubstituted forHarropat 81'minutes
  • 29Barkhuizen
  • 8Browne
  • 37Robinson
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 1Rudd
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Boyle
  • 7Horgan
  • 10Harrop
  • 19Welsh
  • 25O'Connor
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
25,167

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 1, Preston North End 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Preston North End 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Tom Clarke replaces Paul Huntington because of an injury.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by James Maddison.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Norwich City).

Attempt saved. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Robinson with a through ball.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Alan Browne.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match James Maddison (Norwich City) because of an injury.

James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chris Maxwell (Preston North End) because of an injury.

Foul by James Maddison (Norwich City).

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nélson Oliveira.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Norwich City).

James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Harrop replaces Paul Gallagher.

Booking

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Yanic Wildschut replaces Harrison Reed.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Alex Pritchard replaces Josh Murphy.

Offside, Norwich City. James Maddison tries a through ball, but Nélson Oliveira is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Hugill.

James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

Offside, Norwich City. Mario Vrancic tries a through ball, but James Maddison is caught offside.

Booking

Ben Davies (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Preston North End).

Booking

Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Maddison (Norwich City).

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Norwich City 1, Preston North End 1. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Huntington following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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3Sheff Utd19121632211137
4Aston Villa19105428171135
5Bristol City1997330201034
6Derby189542920932
7Middlesbrough198562418629
8Leeds199282924529
9Nottm Forest189092627-127
10Ipswich188283028226
11Sheff Wed196852321226
12Fulham196852524126
13Preston196852221126
14Norwich196671723-624
15Brentford185852624223
16QPR185672026-621
17Barnsley185582325-220
18Reading185582023-320
19Millwall194781920-119
20Hull194693235-318
21Birmingham1944111028-1816
22Sunderland192892535-1014
23Burton1935111237-2514
24Bolton1927101636-2013
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