Gary Hooper's fourth goal in six games denied Swansea a first Premier League win over Norwich in a 1-1 draw that kept the Swans above the Canaries.

The summer signing brilliantly volleyed a 25-yard equaliser after Nathan Dyer had capitalised on Sebastien Bassong's error to lob the visitors ahead.

Dyer was then stretchered off with a suspected fractured right ankle.

Michael Turner headed against the bar for Norwich after the break before Hooper was denied by Michel Vorm.

Dyer injury overshadows point - Laudrup

Swansea's Dutch goalkeeper needs to have an operation on a niggling knee injury but no decision has yet been made as to when he will go under the knife.

And the Welsh side were glad of his return between the posts as his fingertips kept Hooper's close-range effort out to avoid defeat for a Swansea side, playing their third game in six days.

A shin injury prevented Hooper, 25, from making his Premier League Canaries debut until late September after joining from Celtic for £5m and, after failing to score in his first five league games, he has started to repay manager Chris Hughton's faith in him with four goals in little more than a month.

Swansea, who are yet to beat Norwich in five Premier League meetings, will be concerned with just two wins from nine but still sit tenth in the table, two points and four places ahead of Norwich.

Norwich's summer signings

  • Javier Garrido: Left-back, undisclosed fee from Lazio
  • Nathan Redmond: Winger, £3.2m from Birmingham
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Striker, £8.5m from Sporting Lisbon
  • Martin Olsson: Left-back, undisclosed fee from Blackburn
  • Carlo Nash: Goalkeeper, free transfer from Stoke
  • Leroy Fer: Midfielder, undisclosed fee from Twente
  • Gary Hooper: Striker, undisclosed fee from Celtic

Michael Laudrup's men, who qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League in midweek, top both the possession and pass accuracy charts in the Premier League this season and you could see why as they started the game well with their brand of patient, passing football.

But their opener was very un-Swansea like as the alert Dyer capitalised on a defensive mix-up after Ashley Williams' hopeful long clearance caught out Bassong.

The Cameroon international misjudged the flight of the ball and, lurking on the defender's shoulder, Dyer flicked the ball on with his head before smartly lobbing the onrushing Ruddy.

Swansea monopolised possession for long periods but weak defending from Williams nearly gifted Norwich a leveller.

Gary Hooper shrugged off the defender just outside Swansea's box, took the ball to the side of the advancing Michel Vorm, but with two defenders on the line he could only blaze wide and over.

Swansea, who have just welcomed Wilfried Bony and Michu back from injuries, then had Dyer stretchered off after receiving oxygen from paramedics. The midfielder looked to land awkwardly on his ankle after being beaten in the air by Bassong.

Then, just before half-time, Leroy Fer had a shot headed off the line by Williams before Hooper brilliantly volleyed the Canaries level.

Hooper goal 'very special' - Hughton

The former Celtic man collected Johan Elmander's chest down before looping a volley spectacularly over Vorm and into the net.

After the break Norwich were inches from taking the lead when Michael Turner's looping header hit the bar before hitting Swansea defender Jordi Amat on the back of the head and clearing the bar.

After Hooper was denied by Vorm, Swansea went close to the winner themselves when Jonjo Shelvey burst through onto goal before having a low shot smothered by Ruddy.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton:

"Swansea have had a tough week. I thought we very much edged it in the second half. We conceded a poor goal, showed great character and needed a special goal to get back into it.

"I thought if anyone was going to score in the second half it would be us. It was important we didn't lose the game.

"It was a very special goal. They are the ones you don't bank on. What you expect from your strikers is them to score run of the mill goals. The bonus ones are when something out of nothing is produced.

"He showed great technique."

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup on Nathan Dyer's injury: "The health of a person is the most important thing. We know football can have injuries. Hopefully I'm wrong, but this looked much more serious.

"We have to wait a couple of days for an X-ray and a scan, and we all cross our fingers to hope it is not that bad. That will overshadow everything else. It is just a game of football.

"That game of football we controlled quite well in the first half and then just before half-time, after the injury, we had 10 minutes where we lost a little bit of perspective and they scored a fantastic equaliser."

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Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Norwich City

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 03 Whittaker
  • 23 Olsson
  • 08 Howson
  • 06 Turner
  • 05 Bassong
  • 22 Redmond (Murphy - 83' )
  • 04 Johnson
  • 16 Elmander (Becchio - 76' )
  • 11 Hooper
  • 10 Fer

Substitutes

  • 02 Martin
  • 14 Hoolahan
  • 18 Garrido
  • 19 Becchio
  • 20 Nash
  • 24 R Bennett
  • 31 Murphy

Swansea City

  • 01 Vorm Booked
  • 22 Rangel Booked
  • 33 Davies
  • 08 Shelvey
  • 02 Amat
  • 06 Williams
  • 12 Dyer (Pozuelo - 44' )
  • 21 Cañas Booked
  • 09 Michu (Bony - 75' )
  • 20 De Guzmán
  • 11 Hernández (Lamah - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Taylor
  • 10 Bony
  • 14 Lamah
  • 15 Routledge
  • 19 Tiendalli
  • 24 Pozuelo
  • 25 Tremmel
Ref: Michael Oliver
Att: 26,876

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

3 2

Corners

8 5

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Norwich City 1, Swansea City 1.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Swansea City 1.

90:00 +1:02

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

89:57

Foul by Roland Lamah (Swansea City).

89:57

Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:41

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by John Ruddy.

88:38

Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Álex Pozuelo.

88:33

Attempt blocked. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Álex Pozuelo.

87:36

Ben Davies (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:36

Foul by Steven Whittaker (Norwich City).

86:39

Attempt missed. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan De Guzmán.

85:52

Foul by Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

85:52

Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:44

Dangerous play by Angel Rangel (Swansea City).

83:44

Luciano Becchio (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Roland Lamah replaces Pablo Hernández.

82:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Josh Murphy replaces Nathan Redmond.

80:52

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Bradley Johnson.

79:39

Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

79:01

Attempt blocked. Leroy Fer (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luciano Becchio.

78:27

Hand ball by Luciano Becchio (Norwich City).

76:52

José Cañas (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:52

Foul by Luciano Becchio (Norwich City).

75:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Luciano Becchio replaces Johan Elmander.

75:26

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Michel Vorm.

75:20

Attempt saved. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

74:42

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Michel Vorm.

74:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Wilfried Bony replaces Michu.

72:58

Foul by Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

72:58

Johan Elmander (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:28

Foul by Pablo Hernández (Swansea City).

70:28

Johan Elmander (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:20

Michel Vorm (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:20

Foul by Leroy Fer (Norwich City).

67:55

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Jordi Amat.

67:52

Michael Turner (Norwich City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.

67:10

Foul by Jordi Amat (Swansea City).

67:10

Gary Hooper (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:45

José Cañas (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:45

Foul by Leroy Fer (Norwich City).

65:06

Offside, Swansea City. Pablo Hernández tries a through ball, but Michu is caught offside.

64:33

Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:33

Foul by Leroy Fer (Norwich City).

63:34 Booking

Booking Angel Rangel (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:25

Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea City).

63:25

Leroy Fer (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:17 Booking

Booking Michel Vorm (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card.

60:31

Foul by Jordi Amat (Swansea City).

60:31

Johan Elmander (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:37

Attempt missed. Álex Pozuelo (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

57:59

Álex Pozuelo (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:59

Foul by Gary Hooper (Norwich City).

56:58

Attempt missed. Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Howson.

54:29

Offside, Norwich City. Bradley Johnson tries a through ball, but Sébastien Bassong is caught offside.

54:16 Booking

Booking José Cañas (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

54:03

Hand ball by José Cañas (Swansea City).

52:01

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:01

Foul by Leroy Fer (Norwich City).

49:26

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

47:54

Attempt missed. Sébastien Bassong (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross following a corner.

47:23

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

45:00

Second Half begins Norwich City 1, Swansea City 1.

45:00 +6:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Norwich City 1, Swansea City 1.

45:00 +5:09

Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Steven Whittaker.

45:00 +4:28

Foul by Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City).

45:00 +4:28

Gary Hooper (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +3:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Norwich City 1, Swansea City 1. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Johan Elmander.

45:00 +2:29

Attempt missed. Jonathan Howson (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

44:45

Attempt missed. Sébastien Bassong (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross following a corner.

44:14

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

44:13

Attempt blocked. Leroy Fer (Norwich City) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

43:46

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Angel Rangel.

43:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Álex Pozuelo replaces Nathan Dyer because of an injury.

43:20

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

39:06

Delay in match Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) because of an injury.

38:57

Foul by Nathan Dyer (Swansea City).

38:57

Sébastien Bassong (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:30

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Jordi Amat.

34:45

Attempt missed. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

28:16

Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:30

Attempt missed. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Steven Whittaker with a cross.

23:10

Attempt missed. Michu (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ben Davies.

22:51

Attempt blocked. Michu (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

15:14

Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:14

Foul by Nathan Redmond (Norwich City).

13:26

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Angel Rangel.

11:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Norwich City 0, Swansea City 1. Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ashley Williams.

10:50

Attempt missed. Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

10:01

Michu (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:01

Foul by Michael Turner (Norwich City).

7:54

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Michael Turner.

7:20

Attempt blocked. Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan De Guzmán.

6:01

José Cañas (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:01

Foul by Johan Elmander (Norwich City).

4:48

Attempt missed. Pablo Hernández (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Michu.

3:37

Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:37

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).

1:45

Attempt missed. Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Johan Elmander.

1:05

Attempt blocked. Johan Elmander (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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