Norwich's automatic promotion push was dealt another blow as they were held to a draw at Watford.

Sam Vokes gave Norwich the lead 77 seconds into his first start when he ran on to a Grant Holt pass to score.

A Danny Graham strike levelled for Watford before he set up Don Cowie to put them in front before half-time.

Simeon Jackson secured a point for the Canaries with a close-range effort, but they still fell to third in the table behind Cardiff.

Watford move up one place to 11th but are seven points off the promotion places and look unlikely to extend their season.

It looked like it was going to be a bad night for the home side when the Canaries took the lead after only two minutes.

Holt played the ball over the top of a square back four for Vokes, who took the ball on his chest and looked to have run wide but managed to bobble the ball into the turf and over goalkeeper Scott Loach.

Watford's top scorer Graham levelled things in the 26th minute when he took advantage of a lucky bounce off Norwich defender Elliot Ward to score his 27th goal of the season.

Graham was instrumental in the move that gave Watford the lead. He beat Zak Whitbread on the wing before picking out Cowie in the penalty area. The winger took a touch before smashing an unstoppable shot in off the underside of the crossbar.

Norwich have not lost consecutive games under manager Paul Lambert and after defeat against Swansea at the weekend it was left to Jackson to preserve their record.

David Fox whipped in a free-kick from the left which Holt - who was being fouled - headed back for Jackson to finish from close range.

Lambert's side flooded forward in the final minutes but Watford held on for the point.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hodson
  • 05 Taylor
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 04 Eustace Booked
  • 07 Cowie
  • 14 Jenkins (Drinkwater - 83' )
  • 09 Deeney
  • 10 Graham Booked
  • 20 Sordell (Weimann - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Gilmartin
  • 29 Thompson
  • 11 Buckley
  • 23 Mingoia
  • 24 Whichelow
  • 32 Drinkwater
  • 22 Weimann

Norwich

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 02 R Martin
  • 06 Whitbread
  • 22 Ward Booked
  • 32 Tierney
  • 07 Crofts
  • 11 Surman (Lansbury - 63' )
  • 15 Fox
  • 09 Holt Booked
  • 35 Vokes (Jackson - 58' )
  • 37 Pacheco (McNamee - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Rudd
  • 05 Edwards
  • 08 Hughes
  • 12 Lansbury
  • 19 Lappin
  • 24 McNamee
  • 10 Jackson
Ref: Taylor
Att: 13,777

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

4 6

Corners

5 8

Fouls

3 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:14 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:51

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

90:00 +3:34

Shot by David Fox (Norwich) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed left.

90:00 +3:18

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

90:00 +2:28

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

90:00 +1:13

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Norwich) on John Eustace (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +1:05

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

90:00 +0:42

Cross by Anthony McNamee (Norwich), clearance by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

90:00 +0:24

Danny Graham (Watford) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +0:05

Grant Holt (Norwich) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.

89:27

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

88:58

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Fox (Norwich) to centre, header by Grant Holt (Norwich) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

88:47

Cross by Anthony McNamee (Norwich), blocked by Lee Hodson (Watford).

87:06

Attacking throw-in by Andreas Weimann (Watford).

86:38

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Fox (Norwich) to near post, save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford).

85:30

Cross by Grant Holt (Norwich), save (tipped round post) by Scott Loach (Watford). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Fox (Norwich) to centre, header by Russell Martin (Norwich) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), clearance by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).

84:56

Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

84:43

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

84:31

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

84:05

Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich) on Lloyd Doyley (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Lloyd Doyley (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.

83:44

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

82:58 Substitution

Substitution Watford substitution: Ross Jenkins replaced by Daniel Drinkwater (tactical).

82:30

Cross by Anthony McNamee (Norwich), resulting in open play. Russell Martin (Norwich) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.

82:07

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

81:50

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

80:50

Attacking throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).

80:43

Defending throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).

80:31

Defending throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

80:07

Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

79:56

Cross by Lee Hodson (Watford), clearance by Elliott Ward (Norwich).

79:41

Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

79:29

Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

79:11

Defending throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

78:07

Free kick taken right-footed by Russell Martin (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

78:07 Booking

Booking Elliott Ward (Norwich) booked for dissent.

77:38

Foul by Lloyd Doyley (Watford) on Grant Holt (Norwich).

76:55

Attacking throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).

76:34

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

76:02

Attacking throw-in by Andrew Crofts (Norwich).

74:59

Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich) on Lloyd Doyley (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Adrian Mariappa (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

73:44

Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich) on Lloyd Doyley (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.

72:03

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Fox (Norwich) to centre, clearance by John Eustace (Watford). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Fox (Norwich) to centre, resulting in open play.

72:03 Booking

Booking John Eustace (Watford) booked for dissent.

71:01 Substitution

Substitution Watford substitution: Marvin Sordell replaced by Andreas Weimann (tactical).

68:48

Assist (header) by Grant Holt (Norwich) from right side of penalty area.

68:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Simeon Jackson - Watford 2 - 2 Norwich Goal by Simeon Jackson (Norwich) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Watford 2-2 Norwich.

67:49

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford) on Marc Tierney (Norwich). Free kick crossed right-footed by David Fox (Norwich) from left channel, resulting in open play.

67:07

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

66:34

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

66:19

Shot by Henri Lansbury (Norwich) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.

66:08

Cross by Marc Tierney (Norwich), blocked by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).

65:25

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

65:07

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

64:37

Shot by Grant Holt (Norwich) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (punched) by Scott Loach (Watford).

64:10

Cross by Danny Graham (Watford), resulting in open play.

63:39

Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

62:54

Attacking throw-in by Andrew Crofts (Norwich).

62:39

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

62:02 Substitution

Substitution Norwich substitution: Andrew Surman replaced by Henri Lansbury (tactical).

61:36

Shot by Danny Graham (Watford) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

60:53

Cross by David Fox (Norwich), save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford).

60:46

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

60:40

Cross by Russell Martin (Norwich), clearance by Martin Taylor (Watford).

60:10

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

59:25

Cross by Russell Martin (Norwich), header by Simeon Jackson (Norwich) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), fantastic save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford).

59:04

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

58:42

Cross by Russell Martin (Norwich), resulting in open play.

58:28

Attacking throw-in by Grant Holt (Norwich).

57:36

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

57:36 Substitution

Substitution Norwich substitution: Sam Vokes replaced by Simeon Jackson (tactical).

57:05 Substitution

Substitution Norwich substitution: Daniel Pacheco replaced by Anthony McNamee (tactical).

56:38

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Fox (Norwich) to centre, clearance by Martin Taylor (Watford).

56:09

Shot by Russell Martin (Norwich) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

55:38

Ross Jenkins (Watford) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

54:52

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

54:34

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

53:48

Sam Vokes (Norwich) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.

52:39

Attacking throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).

51:50

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

50:52

Defending throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

50:26

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

49:38

Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

49:12

Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich) on John Eustace (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) from left channel, resulting in open play.

48:34 Booking

Booking Danny Graham (Watford) booked for dissent.

47:41

Foul by Adrian Mariappa (Watford) on Sam Vokes (Norwich). Free kick taken right-footed by Daniel Pacheco (Norwich) from left channel, resulting in open play.

47:21

Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

46:56

Goal kick taken short by John Ruddy (Norwich).

46:11

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

45:36

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

45:06

Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +2:00 Booking

Booking Grant Holt (Norwich) booked for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +1:57

Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich) on Adrian Mariappa (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.

45:00 +1:13

Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich) on Marvin Sordell (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Hodson (Watford) from right channel, resulting in open play.

45:00 +1:08

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

45:00 +0:38

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Marvin Sordell (Watford) to centre, header by Martin Taylor (Watford) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

45:00 +0:02

Shot by Danny Graham (Watford) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.

43:45

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Marvin Sordell (Watford) to near post, clearance by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

43:06

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

42:42

Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

41:51

Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

41:17

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

40:25

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

40:14

Cross by Marvin Sordell (Watford), resulting in ball out of play.

39:37

Cross by Marvin Sordell (Watford), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

39:18

Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Marvin Sordell (Watford).

39:14

Cross by Marvin Sordell (Watford), blocked by Russell Martin (Norwich).

38:27

Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

38:07

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

37:38

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

36:56

Foul by Andrew Surman (Norwich) on Lee Hodson (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.

35:40

Assist (cross) by Danny Graham (Watford) from right wing.

35:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Don Cowie - Watford 2 - 1 Norwich Goal by Don Cowie (Watford) right-footed (top-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Watford 2-1 Norwich.

35:06

Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

34:44

Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

34:04

Cross by David Fox (Norwich), clearance by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).

33:47

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

33:05

Goal kick taken short by Scott Loach (Watford).

31:24

Handball by Don Cowie (Watford). Free kick taken left-footed by Zak Whitbread (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

30:56

Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

30:41

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

30:15

Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

29:44

Cross by Marvin Sordell (Watford), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

29:10

Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

28:41

Cross by Marvin Sordell (Watford), clearance by Zak Whitbread (Norwich).

28:34

Attacking throw-in by Marvin Sordell (Watford).

27:54

Defending throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

26:42

Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

25:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Graham - Watford 1 - 1 Norwich Goal by Danny Graham (Watford) right-footed (low centre of goal) from right side of penalty area (18 yards).Watford 1-1 Norwich.

24:38

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

24:06

Shot by Lloyd Doyley (Watford) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

23:00

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

22:44

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

22:25

Header by Martin Taylor (Watford) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

22:01

Attacking throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).

20:59

Grant Holt (Norwich) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.

20:48

Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

19:38

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Fox (Norwich) to near post, clearance by Don Cowie (Watford).

19:06

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

18:46

Cross by Marc Tierney (Norwich), shot by Grant Holt (Norwich) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

18:23

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

17:56

Shot by Danny Graham (Watford) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

17:30

Cross by Andrew Crofts (Norwich), clearance by Lee Hodson (Watford).

17:03

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

16:00

Cross by Troy Deeney (Watford), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by John Ruddy (Norwich).

15:23

Defending throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

14:49

Cross by Daniel Pacheco (Norwich), clearance by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).

14:22

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

13:57

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Fox (Norwich) to centre, resulting in open play.

13:49

Cross by David Fox (Norwich), clearance by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).

12:40

Attacking throw-in by Don Cowie (Watford). Cross by Don Cowie (Watford), clearance by Russell Martin (Norwich).

12:10

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) to near post, clearance by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

12:01

Cross by Don Cowie (Watford), clearance by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

11:13

Danny Graham (Watford) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by John Ruddy (Norwich) from own half, resulting in open play.

10:07

Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

9:51

Cross by Lloyd Doyley (Watford), clearance by Russell Martin (Norwich).

9:31

Cross by Daniel Pacheco (Norwich), save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford).

9:15

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

8:44

Cross by Grant Holt (Norwich), header by Sam Vokes (Norwich) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

7:46

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

7:27

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

7:04

Attacking throw-in by Marc Tierney (Norwich).

6:44

Cross by John Eustace (Watford), save (caught) by John Ruddy (Norwich).

6:12

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

6:05

Cross by Andrew Surman (Norwich), resulting in ball out of play.

5:49

Goal kick taken short by Scott Loach (Watford).

5:07

Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Marvin Sordell (Watford).

5:02

Cross by Danny Graham (Watford), clearance by Russell Martin (Norwich).

4:36

Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).

4:00

Cross by Don Cowie (Watford), clearance by Russell Martin (Norwich).

3:16

Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

3:02

Goal kick taken short by Scott Loach (Watford).

1:17

Assist (pass) by Grant Holt (Norwich) from right channel.

1:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Vokes - Watford 0 - 1 Norwich Goal by Sam Vokes (Norwich) right-footed (low centre of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Watford 0-1 Norwich.

0:50

Attacking throw-in by Russell Martin (Norwich).

0:09

Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).

0:00

The match gets underway.

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