Norwich cling on for Palace point after Zaha pen miss

Wilfried Zaha scored a stunner only to miss a penalty moments later as Crystal Palace were held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich at Carrow Road.

Norwich got off to a flying start when Teemu Puuki broke the deadlock with just 38 seconds on the clock – the fastest goal of the Premier League season – and the Canaries might have been out of sight had the Finn not passed up chances to complete a first-half hat-trick inside 22 minutes.

Despite seeing a Jean-Philippe Mateta equaliser ruled out for offside before the break, Palace were toothless in the first period but the Eagles improved hugely after the interval and levelled on the hour when Zaha, back after a six-game absence, curled a beauty into the top corner from 18 yards.

Zaha had the chance to fire Palace in front from the spot three minutes later after Max Aarons brought Tyrick Mitchell down in the box, but a costly slip saw him shank the spot-kick wide.

Palace pushed for the winner but a spirited Norwich defensive display, backed up by the inspired Angus Gunn, held on for a point as Patrick Vieira’s side failed to secure what would have been only their second away win of the season.

More to follow.

What’s next?

Saturday 12th February 5:00pm Kick off 5:30pm

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Manchester City visit Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event; kick-off 5.30pm. Brentford host Crystal Palace on the same day at 3pm.


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