Norwich City 2-2 Reading: Royals strike late to seal draw at Carrow Road
Championship leaders Norwich City’s eight-game a hit flee came to an live after Andy Rinomhota’s slack equaliser earned lowly Reading a shock plan at Carrow Boulevard.
Rinomhota’s comely strike within the seventh minute of stoppage time gave the Royals a dramatic level, after Norwich had scored twice within the final four minutes to toddle 2-1 up.
Reading took a surprise lead thru Yakou Meite, who latched on to Mo Barrow’s beginning to fireplace dwelling from close differ.
Ben Godfrey pulled the Canaries stage within the 86th minute with a good strike from distance, earlier than Christoph Zimmermann’s header done the turnaround moments later.
However Reading, who had been forced to withstand heavy stress after half-time, made it 2-2 when Rinomhota chanced on the on-line deep into added time.
The league leaders had been forced to hurry the game after Meite gave the Royals the lead following a accrued originate of few possibilities for either aspect.
Norwich had been without midfielder Emi Buendia as he began a 3-match ban following his sending off against QPR on Saturday and struggled to originate an affect for powerful of the game.
Championship prime scorer Teemu Pukki, who turned into as soon asnamed Championship participant of the seasonat Sunday’s EFL awards, had an uncharacteristically accrued evening in front of purpose, as he turned into as soon as denied by a resilient Reading defence.
Godfrey and Zimmermann’s slack intervention will possess to peaceful possess considered Norwich clinch a ninth consecutive pick to pull nine aspects certain of third-placed Sheffield United with five video games peaceful to play.
However Reading boosted their hopes of Championship survival as they pulled two aspects certain of the drop zone thanks to Rinomhota’s dramatic equaliser.
Norwich City boss Daniel Farke urged BBC Radio Norfolk:
“It turned into as soon as unbelievably disappointing. It turned into as soon as one in all nowadays where or now not it is a must to divulge soccer may maybe presumably also also be fully unfair.
“My feeling is that we had been by a ways the better aspect. Obviously [to concede] within the 96th minute turned into as soon as disappointing.
“We had 75% possession and bigger than 20 shots heading within the suitable route, Reading had two shots heading within the suitable route and every went in, but we have to just get hold of it.”
Jose Manuel Gomes urged BBC Radio Berkshire:
“My gamers did now not have to lose this game. For the fearless strategy they defended for the length of larger than 80 minutes. We changed the thought, placed on one extra defender.
“They created some bad eventualities after they place the ball within the box from crosses. My gamers did in actuality successfully.
“One mistake and they scored and two or three minutes later they changed the game.”