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Norwich City 1-1 Stoke City

Russell Martin equalises for Norwich
Russell Martin scored seconds after seeing a header saved by Jack Butland

Norwich fought back from an early deficit to claim a hard-earned point at home to Stoke.

Mame Biram Diouf headed in debutant Xherdan Shaqiri's free-kick in the 13th minute to put Stoke in the lead.

But Canaries defender Russell Martin shot through the legs of Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland to level the scores before half-time.

Brilliant saves from Butland after the break thwarted Graham Dorrans, Nathan Redmond and Cameron Jerome.

Relive how Norwich v Stoke unfolded here.

Catch up with all today's action and reaction.

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Norwich's missed chances frustrate Neil

Substitute Bradley Johnson wasted a fine chance to win it for the hosts in stoppage time, seconds after Joselu had blazed over from close range for Stoke, leaving Norwich still seeking a first home win in this season's Premier League.

The visitors, inspired by £12m record signing Shaqiri, were much the better side in the first half but Norwich's second half domination was yielded nothing mainly through Butland's excellence.

How did Shaqiri settle?

The final game of a suspension imposed while still with Inter Milan meant that Stoke fans had to be patient before seeing their most expensive player in action.

Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri provided the assist for Mame Biram Diouf and pulled the strings for Stoke throughout

But it was worth the wait, and Shaqiri's first meaningful action in the Premier League was to provide a pinpoint free-kick that the stooping Diouf converted.

Accurate passing and quick feet were also on display for much of the first half, but a combination of close attention from Norwich and a lack of recent action may have contributed to a quiet second 45 minutes.

Butland for England?

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Hughes praises 'outstanding' Butland

Butland assumed the mantle of Stoke's first-choice keeper following Asmir Begovic's exit to Chelsea in the summer, and his excellent display at Carrow Road led England Under-21 team-mate Redmond to call for his inclusion in the England squad.

On this evidence the 22-year-old should firm up a place in Roy Hodgson's plans as understudy to Joe Hart.

He reacted impressively to pull off fine saves within seconds of each other, stopping Dorrans and Jerome towards the end of the game.

Man of the match

Jack Butland
Jack Butland pulled off four brilliant saves in the second half to preserve the status quo and earn his side a point

The stats you need to know

  • Brady created more goalscoring chances than any other Premier League player today (six).
  • Redmond has had a hand in 10 goals in his last eight league games - five goals, five assists.
  • Since the start of last season no player has netted more headed goals than Diouf with five, level with four other players.
  • Stoke have collected just four points from 21 available in their last seven PL away games (D4 L3).

'Butland outstanding for Stoke'

BBC Sport's Kevin Kilbane on Final Score: "We saw an outstanding performance from Jack Butland today. He made some incredible saves - and the one when he denied Cameron Jerome, with the ball already behind him, was brilliant. He was the man of the match for me - he's got Stoke the point today."

Manager reaction

Norwich City's Alex Neil: "It's disappointing not to win. We had all the chances in the game but I can't complain with how we played.

"We were great and Jack Butland made some fantastic saves. There is no question that we deserve to be at this level."

Robbie Brady stats
Norwich's Robbie Brady was central to his side's chances against Norwich

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "I am happy. We had a decent amount of play in the first half but didn't create a great deal today, the conditions took the edge off our game.

"In the end we are grateful for a number of saves from Jack Butland who was outstanding today. At the moment Jack has a broken finger as well so that shows the strength of character he has.

"Xherdan Shaqiri will get better the longer he is with us but you can see that he will be a key player for us. He hasn't played much but the 90 minutes today will do him the world of good."

Social media reaction

Jack Butland
Cameron Jerome

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2WhittakerBooked at 82mins
  • 5MartinBooked at 45mins
  • 6BassongBooked at 47mins
  • 12Brady
  • 22Redmond
  • 18Dorrans
  • 27TetteyBooked at 62mins
  • 8HowsonSubstituted forO'Neilat 86'minutes
  • 14HoolahanSubstituted forJohnsonat 77'minutes
  • 10Jerome

Substitutes

  • 3Wisdom
  • 4Johnson
  • 7Grabban
  • 11Hooper
  • 13Rudd
  • 24Bennett
  • 28O'Neil

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 8Johnson
  • 20Cameron
  • 5Muniesa
  • 3PietersBooked at 85mins
  • 15Van GinkelSubstituted forAdamat 79'minutes
  • 6Whelan
  • 22Shaqiri
  • 14AfellaySubstituted forIrelandat 57'minutes
  • 10ArnautovicSubstituted forJoseluat 57'minutes
  • 18Diouf

Substitutes

  • 7Ireland
  • 11Joselu
  • 12Wilson
  • 16Adam
  • 24Given
  • 25Crouch
  • 26Wollscheid
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
26,771

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamStoke
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 1, Stoke City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Stoke City 1.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Marc Muniesa.

Attempt blocked. Graham Dorrans (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Marc Muniesa.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bradley Johnson with a cross.

Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Robbie Brady following a set piece situation.

Foul by Marc Muniesa (Stoke City).

Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Joselu (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a cross following a set piece situation.

Charlie Adam (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Graham Dorrans (Norwich City).

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Geoff Cameron.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross.

Attempt saved. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Gary O'Neil replaces Jonny Howson.

Booking

Erik Pieters (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Jack Butland.

Attempt saved. Graham Dorrans (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Jonny Howson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

Booking

Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven Whittaker (Norwich City).

Offside, Norwich City. Nathan Redmond tries a through ball, but Bradley Johnson is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Charlie Adam replaces Marco Van Ginkel.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Bradley Johnson replaces Wes Hoolahan.

Attempt blocked. Joselu (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Glenn Whelan.

Marco Van Ginkel (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Redmond (Norwich City).

Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Brady (Norwich City).

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Marc Muniesa.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Stoke City).

Attempt missed. Stephen Ireland (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Stephen Ireland (Stoke City).

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

goal

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