The lavish city of Norwich tossed away a chance to take a seven point lead at the top of the championship when they drew against the Queens Park Rangers

After an entertaining but goalless first half, Todd Cantwell had ruled out an offside goal when the Canaries spurned chance after chance in a dominant second phase

At the age of 20, Norwich finally found Attempt the net when Teemu Pukki converted a penalty after Cantwell went down under a challenge from Dominic Ball

But Rangers saved a point they didn’t deserve when Bright Osayi-Samuel scored his own penalty after Christoph Zimmermann’s challenge against him

The visitors could even have won it in stoppage time when Osayi-Samuel missed an open goal from two meters away

The Canaries are five points ahead of runner-up Bournemouth, who has a game in hand, while the Rangers are in 19th place Stay in place

Kenny McLean, Emiliano Buendia and Mario Vrancic had good first-half performances for Norwich, although the best chance of the time was when Elias Chair was cleared for Rangers, but he got far from a combination of carpenter and goalkeeper Michael McGovern forced and the opportunity went begging

Norwich was dealt a blow at the end of half when McGovern was injured The Northern Irish goalkeeper was Tim Krul’s first choice and had to be replaced by the 19-year-old English football league debutant Daniel Barden

Barden was a spectator for most of the second period as Seny Dieng was able to save from Buendia and Pukki, while Rob Dickie cleared Jacob Sorensen’s shot from the line as Norwich looked constantly dangerous

Pukki’s penalty kick was deserved, but it spurred Rangers to action when Barden shot over a header from a corner before the visitors equalized

And Rangers should have returned to West London on all three points when Albert Adomah broke right and made a perfect low pass over the Norwich gate that Osayi-Samuel hit at the far post, but the attacker somehow made it over the Setting the bar when it was easier to score

“We deserved to win this game. It was a difficult game against a brave team that often dominated possession even in games against the top teams

“We knew we had to be fully on today I think we played a more than solid, high-intensity game in the first half We checked everything”

“We scored a brilliant team goal, a great pass from Teemu and a great goal from Todd, but it wasn’t allowed I’ve looked it back and I think it’s clear””

“Every point is really important. It’s a tough place, you have to take some pressure, you have to be determined, you have to defend yourself in shape, make the first contact and then you have to be dangerous, you have to pose a threat to that we did

“It was a very bad decision for the penalty kick, a shocking decision we made too many times this season but they responded really well, showed real character, real quality, real desire, got equal and got it in Truth can hit right at death with a great chance

“The players deserve a lot of credit, they stuck to the schedule and worked tirelessly for 90 minutes”

Attempt missed Todd Kane’s (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is up after a corner and far to the right

Attempt missed Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) left-footed shot at close range is too high Prepared by Albert Adomah

Attempt saved The header from Jordan Hugill (Norwich City) from the center of the penalty area is saved in the lower left corner. Prepared by Max Aarons with a cross

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55406588