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View photos from Norwich City’s pulsating 2-2 draw with Championship leaders Newcastle

PUBLISHED: 00:25 15 February 2017 | UPDATED: 00:25 15 February 2017

Cameron Jerome gets a hug from Jonny Howson after putting the Canaries ahead against the Championship leaders. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Cameron Jerome gets a hug from Jonny Howson after putting the Canaries ahead against the Championship leaders. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Carrow Road provided some eventful Valentine’s Day entertainment as Norwich City were held to a thrilling 2-2 draw by Championship leaders Newcastle United.

Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow's mistake allowed Cameron Jerome to celebrate before he rolled the ball into an empty net. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow's mistake allowed Cameron Jerome to celebrate before he rolled the ball into an empty net. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Visiting skipper Jamaal Lascelles spared goalkeeper Karl Darlow’s blushes with an 80th-minute equaliser, to deny the Canaries an excellent win.

Lascelles volleyed home at the back post after the hosts had hit back from falling behind to an Ajose Perez goal after just 23 seconds.

Karl Darlow's mistake sets Cameron Jerome through on goal for City's second goal. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Karl Darlow's mistake sets Cameron Jerome through on goal for City's second goal. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Jacob Murphy equalised after 12 minutes before an awful error from Darlow, who miss-kicked a routine clearance, gifted Norwich the lead seven minutes later.

Cameron Jerome will never have scored an easier goal, but Newcastle regrouped and came away with a deserved point to maintain their position at the top of the table, after City failed to deal with an inswinging free-kick from Jonjo Shelvey. The ball finally found its way to Perez, who crossed for Lascelles to volley home at the far post.

Jacob Murphy leads the Valentine's Day celebrations at Carrow Road after equalising against Newcastle. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Jacob Murphy leads the Valentine's Day celebrations at Carrow Road after equalising against Newcastle. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Shelvey almost bundled home a late winner, while John Ruddy denied first Perez and then Shelvey in injury-time, but both sides had to settle for a point.

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Jacob Murphy scored his eighth goal of the season when he equalised for the Canaries. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Jacob Murphy scored his eighth goal of the season when he equalised for the Canaries. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil reveals Nelson Oliveira injury blow after Norwich City’s thrilling 2-2 Championship draw against Newcastle United

Match report: Norwich City 2 Newcastle United 2

Mitchell Dijks enjoys the celebrations after Cameron Jerome's goal. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Mitchell Dijks enjoys the celebrations after Cameron Jerome's goal. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

How the match unfolded: Norwich City v Newcastle United

An alternative angle on Cameron Jerome's goal against Newcastle. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd An alternative angle on Cameron Jerome's goal against Newcastle. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Yanic Wildschut and Wes Hoolahan look dejected as the Newcastle players celebrate their sides rapid opener
. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Yanic Wildschut and Wes Hoolahan look dejected as the Newcastle players celebrate their sides rapid opener . Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Timm Klose wins a header for the Canaries against Newcastle. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Timm Klose wins a header for the Canaries against Newcastle. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

John Ruddy is helpless as Jamaal Lascelles scores Newcastle's equaliser. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd John Ruddy is helpless as Jamaal Lascelles scores Newcastle's equaliser. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The Norwich players look dejected after conceding a second goal. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd The Norwich players look dejected after conceding a second goal. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Manager Alex Neil was left frustrated on the sidelines. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Manager Alex Neil was left frustrated on the sidelines. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Jamaal Lascelles celebrates the visitors' equaliser at Carrow Road. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Jamaal Lascelles celebrates the visitors' equaliser at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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