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Fulham 2-2 Norwich City

Chris Martin
Chris Martin, on loan at Fulham from Derby County, played for Norwich City between 2006 and 2013

Norwich City slipped from the top of the Championship table after Fulham's Chris Martin scored a second-half equaliser against his former club.

Graham Dorrans put Norwich ahead from the spot after Scott Malone brought down Jacob Murphy in the area.

Malone gave away another penalty when he pulled Cameron Jerome down and Dorrans scored his second spot-kick.

Stefan Johansen deflected the ball home before Martin secured a point for Fulham with a superb solo finish.

The result meant Norwich dropped to second in the Championship behind Newcastle United, who earned a 2-0 win away at Barnsley.

Despite battling to win a point, Fulham slipped a place to 12th after Queens Park Rangers beat Bristol City.

The Canaries seemed to be in control after Dorrans' second penalty of the night, but the visitors were revived by a slice of luck when Martin shot at goal and the ball cannoned off Johansen and into the net.

Norwich have now not managed a clean sheet in their last five games, and have conceded in every match at Fulham since January 1986.

Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic: "What did I say at half-time? Nothing special, be professional and work together. Look to score one goal and after we can score more.

"We made big mistakes but after we went 2-0 down it was a better performance. We were more solid and started to play good football.

"Today we conceded two penalties, against QPR we missed two penalties, in two other games we finished the game with 10 players - we make so many big mistakes.

"I am frustrated about many things but if the referee says it is a penalty, it is a penalty."

Norwich manager Alex Neil: "We lost concentration for 15 minutes and didn't defend well enough to absorb the pressure we were under.

"It's really frustrating because Fulham's tactics didn't change - we knew what we were up against. But the players are angry with themselves because they know how much it means.

"It doesn't matter as long as you are in and about the top at Christmas. You don't want anybody getting away from you."

Graham Dorrans
Norwich City's Graham Dorrans has scored four goals in eight appearances this season

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 4OdoiSubstituted forFredericksat 50'minutes
  • 17R Sigurdsson
  • 13Ream
  • 3MaloneBooked at 40mins
  • 6McDonaldSubstituted forTunnicliffeat 82'minutes
  • 8ParkerBooked at 41mins
  • 20PiazonSubstituted forSmithat 90+3'minutes
  • 14JohansenBooked at 87mins
  • 24AlukoBooked at 39mins
  • 25Martin

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 2Fredericks
  • 7Kebano
  • 9Smith
  • 15Madl
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 30R Sessegnon

Norwich

  • 33McGovern
  • 25Pinto
  • 5MartinBooked at 87mins
  • 15Klose
  • 3Olsson
  • 4DorransBooked at 87mins
  • 27Tettey
  • 22Murphy
  • 14HoolahanSubstituted forNaismithat 63'minutes
  • 12BradySubstituted forOliveiraat 85'minutes
  • 10JeromeBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 1Ruddy
  • 7Naismith
  • 9Oliveira
  • 21Pritchard
  • 24Bennett
  • 31Murphy
  • 34Thompson
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
17,082

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 2, Norwich City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Norwich City 2.

Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Russell Martin (Norwich City).

Attempt missed. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ragnar Sigurdsson.

Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Lucas Piazon.

Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Button.

Attempt missed. Graham Dorrans (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ragnar Sigurdsson.

Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).

Martin Olsson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Lucas Piazon.

Booking

Russell Martin (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Graham Dorrans (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Martin Olsson (Norwich City).

Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Nélson Oliveira replaces Robbie Brady.

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Offside, Fulham. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Stefan Johansen is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Kevin McDonald.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ivo Pinto.

Attempt missed. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Steven Naismith.

Offside, Norwich City. Ivo Pinto tries a through ball, but Jacob Murphy is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steven Naismith.

Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).

Russell Martin (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Graham Dorrans.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tim Ream.

Offside, Norwich City. Robbie Brady tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 2, Norwich City 2. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Newcastle1391327111628
2Norwich138322618827
3Brighton13742179825
4Huddersfield12813149525
5Birmingham136521914523
6Bristol City136252015520
7Sheff Wed126241414020
8Brentford135441912719
9QPR135441618-219
10Reading135441418-419
11Fulham134631617-118
12Ipswich13454109117
13Leeds135261315-217
14Barnsley135172322116
15Wolves134451616016
16Nottm Forest134362325-215
17Aston Villa132831314-114
18Burton133551618-214
19Preston124261416-214
20Derby13355710-314
21Blackburn133371421-712
22Wigan132561315-211
23Cardiff123271020-1011
24Rotherham131391432-186
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