“We may have lost our mustard, we may have lost the football, but what a night.” - fans react to brave FA Cup defeat

Christoph Zimmermann of Norwich blocks a shot on goal by Kenedy of Chelsea during the Third Round FA

Christoph Zimmermann of Norwich blocks a shot on goal by Kenedy of Chelsea during the Third Round FA Cup Replay match at Stamford Bridge, LondonPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026717/01/2018 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

A dramatic penalty shoot-out put an end to a valiant performance in the FA Cup from the Canaries, who came in for praise despite their narrow defeat to Chelsea.

Fans took to Twitter to commend the Third Round performance which saw Norwich City hold the Premier League giants to a draw after 180 minutes.

@DannySaunders77 said: 'Unreal from Norwich. The fight, hunger, determination, support, togetherness was so pleasing to see. We carry on, there is real hope of achieving something this season. Proud to be a fan of this club. #NCFC'

@chharwood said: 'Can't complain, to push Chelsea that far over two games shows real fight, keep that up until the end of the season and we'll be absolutely fine #NCFC'

@mils731 tweeted: 'We may have lost our Mustard, we may have lost the Football, but what a night. What a Team. #proud #ncfc'

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@RyanGalley said: 'Probably the best game I've seen Norwich play, such motivation to push on and get the equaliser, definitely the best performance from hanley klose and zimmerman, let's keep up the form and battle for promotion @NorwichCityFC #NCFC

FACupFactfile had some bittersweet stats: 'Unlucky for @NorwichCityFC tonight, but they now have the current equal second worst most consecutive 3rd Rd exits ... 5 times

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'Only good news for #NCFC fans is that it isn't even worst Cup record in East Anglia .. @Official_ITFC have EIGHT consecutive 3rd Rd exits'

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