English Premiership

Norwich snatch late draw

2011-10-29 18:29
Grant Holt (AP)

Norwich - Grant Holt scored a stoppage-time equalizer from the spot after a controversial penalty decision to give Norwich a 3-3 draw against Blackburn on Saturday.

A point was enough to take Blackburn off the bottom of the Premier League table but Steve Kean's struggling team had been heading for a valuable away win until the referee adjudged Steven Nzonzi to have handled the ball inside the box in the fourth minute of injury time.

Junior Hoilett scored to put Blackburn ahead in the 45th and though Norwich equalized through Steve Morison's powerful volley in the 53rd, goals from Yakubu and Chris Samba looked to have given Blackburn the win.

Bradley Johnson pulled one back with a deflected shot in the 82nd before Holt's late leveller.

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