VIDEO: Norwich City 1, Preston North End 1
Chris Lakey reviews Norwich City's 1-1 draw at home to Preston North End.
A fluffed penalty by Wes Hoolahan cost promotion-chasing Norwich City two vital Championship points against bottom club Preston at Carrow Road.
With the score at 1-1, the Canaries were awarded the 72nd-minute spot-kick when Darren Carter handled Russell Martin's cross-shot But Hoolahan attempted a cheeky chip from the spot and though goalkeeper Iain Turner had moved to his left, he had enough time to recover and make the save.
Ex-Canary striker Chris Brown gave Preston the lead after 59 minutes, within a minute of coming off the bench, though there was a suspicion of handball as he volleyed in following Keith Treacy's free-kick.
But City were level three minutes later when Grant Holt scored his 16th goal of the season, tucking the ball home after Turner had saved Andrew Surman's shot.
Turner made some important saves in a sometimes stormy second half with Preston's time-wasting becoming ridiculous at times, but City could still have won in stoppage time when substitute Aaron Wilbraham sliced a chance into the side netting, and it was certainly two precious points thrown away.