Championship leader Norwich took another step closer to promotion despite being held by a determined Blackburn squad

The hosts were on their way to a 35-year record of 10 straight wins when Scottish midfielder Kenny McLean drove into the lower left corner with little effort

However, the visitors leveled 13 minutes from time when Sam Gallagher headed Harvey Elliott’s free kick at the post

Daniel Farke’s team entered the competition to emulate the record set by Ken Brown’s 1985-86 team, also in the second division

Off to a brisk start, Todd Cantwell’s deflected attempt hit the outside of the post and Rover goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski brilliantly flicked Emi Buendia’s attempt on the crossbar

But Rovers, whose season ended after a promising first half, gave up as well as they did with John Buckley, who tested Tim Krul twice

And while Teemu Pukki, Marco Stiepermann and Buendia had the chance to win for Norwich, Tony Mowbray’s team faced them for a long time and was worthy of their point

Aside from the result, Norwich will also be concerned that Greek left-back Dimitrios Giannoulis was withdrawn in the first half with a head injury and defender Ben Gibson left the field late on a stretcher after apparently injuring his ankle

“In the last few weeks we have been used to winning football games So if you get a relatively late equalizer, the first feeling is a disappointment, especially since we had great chances after winning the game

“We’re not dancing on the table after this draw but we can live with it. We’ll have to wait for the assessments – I think he [Ben Gibson] has his ankle rolled, so we hope it’s not that bad, though it didn’t look good. With Dimitrios [Giannoulis] it was a concussion “

On the international break: “I’m scared because you never know what the end result will be when they come back because they have to travel around

“It seems crazy to live in the pandemic, it is not possible to see your family, sometimes your children or your parents or grandparents, and we are sending our internationals away

“If it’s competitive games I can accept that. For friendlies it’s hard to accept I think it’s a questionable decision”

“We got away with one point. If anything, we are disappointed, it wasn’t more. On the balance sheet, we earned one point more than

“I think what pops out is their quality in the final third against ours. They have international footballers and players who have played in the Premier League

“We have youngsters who are learning the game, but there we are as a club trying to grow. If we had their clout, we might have scored a few more goals”

Attempt blocked Joe Rothwell (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked

Attempt blocked Emiliano BuendÃa (Norwich City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Marco Stiepermann

Attempt saved Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City) tried with a left footed shot from the center of the box, saved by the goalkeeper in the lower left. Assisted by Teemu Pukki

Attempt missed Stewart Downing (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box but misses to the left Assisted by Joe Rothwell

Attempt blocked Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Todd Cantwell with a through ball

Attempt missed Ben Gibson’s (Norwich City) header from the center of the box missed the goal on the right. Assisted by Emiliano BuendÃa with a cross from a corner

goal! Norwich City 1, Blackburn Rovers 1 Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) heads the ball from the left side of the six yard box into the lower left corner. Prepared by Harvey Elliott with a cross after a set piece

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56383233