Championship
NorwichNorwich City1PrestonPreston North End1
Tom Barkhuizen
Tom Barkhuizen scored his fourth Championship goal of the season for Preston

Norwich's winless Championship run stretched to six games as Tom Barkhuizen earned Preston a point.

The Canaries took the lead when James Maddison whipped a free-kick into the top corner from a tight angle.

Alan Browne hit the bar with an overhead kick and Barkhuizen nodded narrowly wide before the Preston winger headed in a corner to make it 1-1.

Norwich moved up to 14th, but have now gone seven Championship games without a victory at Carrow Road.

Josh Murphy had two good chances for Norwich, but Darnell Fisher cleared off the line after he rounded goalkeeper Chris Maxwell, and he failed to score when Wes Hoolahan's effort rebounded to him.

Daniel Farke's side lacked a cutting edge up front and have now failed to score more than one goal in their past nine games in all competitions.

Maddison's fourth league goal this season from an excellently-taken free-kick was the highlight in an otherwise lacklustre performance which featured just three shots on target.

Preston pushed for an equaliser and Barkhuizen's header ensured a happy return to his former club for manager Alex Neil, whose side are now unbeaten in three matches.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke:

"I thought we started well and had some good chances and deserved to be ahead at half-time.

"In the second half we had more good chances and if we had made it 2-0 I am sure we would have gone on to win the game."

Preston manager Alex Neil:

"I was absolutely delighted with our performance today.

"We were up against a Norwich side with a lot of good players and I thought we were the better side today and deserved to win.

"We were excellent in spells and created the better chances over the course of the 90 minutes. I am proud of my players and it says it all that they were disappointed in the dressing room afterwards even though they had picked up a point away from home."

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1Gunn
  • 2Pinto
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 31Hanley
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 4ReedBooked at 63minsSubstituted forWildschutat 76'minutes
  • 8VrancicBooked at 55mins
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 23Maddison
  • 11MurphySubstituted forPritchardat 76'minutes
  • 9OliveiraBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 10Jerome
  • 17Wildschut
  • 21Pritchard
  • 28Franke
  • 33McGovern
  • 35Phillips
  • 36Cantwell

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 14FisherBooked at 41mins
  • 23HuntingtonSubstituted forClarkeat 90+14'minutes
  • 20DaviesBooked at 73mins
  • 15Woods
  • 11JohnsonBooked at 6mins
  • 12GallagherBooked at 80minsSubstituted forHarropat 81'minutes
  • 29Barkhuizen
  • 8Browne
  • 37Robinson
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 1Rudd
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Boyle
  • 7Horgan
  • 10Harrop
  • 19Welsh
  • 25O'Connor
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
25,167

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 1, Preston North End 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Preston North End 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Tom Clarke replaces Paul Huntington because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by James Maddison.

  5. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  6. Post update

    Delay in match (Norwich City).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Robinson with a through ball.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Alan Browne.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match James Maddison (Norwich City) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Chris Maxwell (Preston North End) because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Maddison (Norwich City).

  16. Post update

    Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nélson Oliveira.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match (Norwich City).

  20. Post update

    James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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