‘Amazingly spectacular ineptitude in front of goal’ – Norwich City fans see the funny side of 1-1 draw at Sunderland

Nelson Oliveira fires wide during City's 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light. Picture by Paul Chesterto

Nelson Oliveira fires wide during City's 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

It was captain Ivo Pinto to the rescue as Norwich City salvaged a point at Sunderland – and here's how the Canaries faithful reacted to that draw.

Nelson Oliveira was the prime culprit, hitting the post with a header in the first half and missing two other good opportunities, as consistency again eluded Daniel Farke's team following a 3-1 home win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Aiden McGeady had missed a penalty for the hosts five minutes before the break, to let City off the hook. Wes Hoolahan became just the 17th player to make 350 appearances for the Canaries as he moved clear of Barry Butler in the all-time list. However the 35-year-old was replaced at half-time as Farke switched to a 3-4-3 formation, with Oliveira and James Maddison both missing big chances early in the second half. George Honeyman then scored the crucial goal to keep the hosts' survival hopes alive, following up after McGeady hit the post in the 63rd minute.

But Pinto salvaged a point in the 89th minute, following up at the back post after Grant Hanley caused problems in the box.

• Take a look at some of the best of the fan reaction above


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