Norwich City vs Ipswich Town. Sky Bet Championship.
Sunday 18 February 2018 22:35, UK
Timm Klose scored a dramatic equaliser with just seconds remaining as Norwich salvaged a 1-1 draw against Ipswich in the East Anglian derby at Carrow Road on Sunday.
Ipswich were on course for a first derby win since April 2009 when captain Luke Chambers nodded home Marty Waghorn's corner in the 89th minute.
But they were denied in the final minute of stoppage time as Klose headed Grant Hanley's cross past Bartosz Bialkowski to make it 10 East Anglian derbies without a win for Mick McCarthy's side.
Ipswich started the better of the two sides and Angus Gunn was the busier of the two goalkeepers, keeping out Waghorn's low shot moments after Jonas Knudsen headed wide after being picked out at the far post by Stephen Gleeson.
Gunn was tested again just after the 30-minute mark, keeping out Callum Connolly's long-range free-kick and just before the break, he had to be at his best once again to palm away another Waghorn strike.
Norwich: Gunn (7), Reed (7), Zimmermann (6), Hanley (7), Klose (8), Lewis (8), Tettey (7), Leitner (7), Maddison (8), Murphy (7), Oliveira (7).
Subs: Vrancic (6) Hernandez (n/a), Srbeny (n/a).
Ipswich: Bialkowski (8), Iorfa (6), Carter-Vickers (7), Chambers (8), Webste (7)r, Knudsen (7), Skuse (6), Connolly (7), Gleeson (6), Waghorn (7), Garner (7).
Subs: McGoldrick (6), Spence (6), Hyam (6).
Man of the match: James Maddison
The visitors also had a couple penalty appeals involving Waghorn and Dominic Iorfa turned down by referee Peter Coote, but McCarthy would have been delighted with his side's first-half showing.
They could not keep it going though as Norwich took control early in the second-half.
Bartosz Bialkowski was the busier of the two goalkeepers after the break and he was called into action for the first time to tip a dangerous Maddison free-kick over the crossbar.
Klose, unmarked and onside, should have scored from the resultant corner but failed to make contact with the ball when played in by Harrison Reed's hooked cross.
Norwich were unchanged following their 1-1 at Derby, while Ipswich made three changes with Iorfa, Gleeson and Webster replacing Celina, Ward and Spence.
Norwich were firmly in the driving seat at this stage and Bialkowski had to tip over another Maddison free-kick in almost identical fashion, before getting a crucial touch to divert Oliveira's low shot past the post.
But against the run of play, Ipswich thought they'd won it when Chambers wrestled himself clear to head home from the edge of the six-yard box.
The drama was not over though as a hopeful long ball forward was kept in play by Hanley and when Bialkowski did not get to the ball, the defender picked out an unmarked Klose powered home to grab a share of the spoils.
After a quiet first half, Maddison was pushed further forward and he started to run the show at Carrow Road.
He was at the heart of everything good for the hosts after the break, driving them forward at every opportunity, and he almost broke the deadlock on two occasions, only to be denied by two smart saves from Bialkowski.
Norwich face a trip to league leaders Wolves on Wednesday (7.45pm), while Ipswich host Cardiff, also on Wednesday (7.45pm)