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.


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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.

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