Belfast Telegraph

Jackson saves Canaries

Simeon Jackson came off the bench to grab a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as Norwich rescued a 1-1 draw from Saturday afternoon's Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham at Carrow Road.

Orlando Sa had netted after just six minutes to put the visitors on course for a rare away win.

Norwich continued to press and just when time was running out, Jackson nodded in Elliott Bennett's right-wing cross to earn Paul Lambert's men a deserved share of the points.

The Canaries manager had made four changes but saw his defence breached early on when Moussa Dembele charged to the edge of the penalty area before feeding Sa, who drilled low past John Ruddy into the bottom right corner.

The home side were almost 2-0 down before they could mount a recovery, with full-back Kyle Naughton on hand to clear off the line from lively Portugal striker Sa.

Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale knocked Zak Whitbread's header onto the underside of the crossbar before John Arne Riise blocked Steve Morison's close-range effort.

The visitors came close to a second goal when Clint Dempsey's header cannoned off the crossbar from a right-wing cross by Stephen Kelly.

Anthony Pilkington's effort was blocked by Riise before Naughton shaved the top of the crossbar with an angled drive.

Whitbread blocked Riise's drive and with 20 minutes left, diminutive frontman Jackson came on for Morison.

Grant Holt headed over from close range and, deep into five minutes of stoppage time, the pressure finally told as Jackson nodded in Bennett's right-wing cross to snatch a point.


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