Injury woes and a red card compounded Norwich City's woes on a frustrating evening as they drew 1-1 with struggling Huddersfield Town.

Gabriel Sara opened the scoring for City in the first half, capping off a slick counter attack by volleying Adam Idah's cross into the net. 

Idah was one of City's players to limp out of this clash with an ankle woe, with Ben Gibson also being replaced by Andrew Omobamidele with a hamstring complaint.

Despite plenty of possession, they struggled to create clear cut opportunities before Huddersfield punished a defensive error from City that allowed ex-Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn to lob Angus Gunn before Grant Hanley inadvertently deflected the ball into his own net.

Arsenal loanee Marquinhos saw red in stoppage time after his elbow connected with Josh Ruffels, although replays showed it was a soft decision.
Norwich now find themselves four points behind six-placed Millwall with Alex Neil's in-form Stoke City to come on Saturday. 

NORWICH CITY (4-2-3-1):

The Pink Un: Norwich City's starting line-up for their Championship match against Huddersfield Town.Norwich City's starting line-up for their Championship match against Huddersfield Town. (Image: Newsquest)


1. Krul (GK)

4. Omobamidele (on for Gibson, 34)

15. McCallum (on for Giannoulis, 77)

18. Tzolis (on for Sargent, 77)

22. Pukki (on for Idah, 42)

26. Nunez

46. Gibbs (on for Sorensen, 77)

Head Coach: David Wagner

Bookings: Aarons (53), Gunn (64)

Sent off: Marquinhos (90+2)

Goals: Sara (26)


The Pink Un: Huddersfield Town's starting line-up for their Championship match against Norwich City.Huddersfield Town's starting line-up for their Championship match against Norwich City. (Image: Newsquest)


41. Bilokapic (GK)

4. Pearson

9. Rhodes

16. Hungbo

18. Kasumu (on for Koroma, 73)

27. Simpson (on for Waghorn, 73)

35. Diarra (on for Ward, 82)

Manager: Neil Warnock

Bookings: Rudoni (90+1)

Goals: Hanley (OG, 65)


14 - McLean exchanges passes with Sargent and fires across goal, but the Scot drags his shot wide.

20 - Giannoulis chips to the back post, but Marquinhos can't get to the ball with the goal gaping.

23 - Gibson's 30-yard effort is struck well, but Vaclik tips over the bar.

23 - McLean heads the resulting corner into the side netting.

26 - GOAL NORWICH (Sara): Idah cuts in and finds and unmarked Sara at the back post. He calmly cushions beyond Vaclik for 1-0.

Half time - Huddersfield Town 0-1 Norwich City

54 - Waghorn has a free-kick in a dangerous position, but curls well over Gunn's crossbar.

59 - Ward finds some space and shoots, but Aarons blocks.

65 - GOAL HUDDERSFIELD (Hanley O.G) - Norwich lose the ball cheaply in midfield and Waghorn is found with one pass, he lobs onto the post, and the rebound hits Hanley before rolling in.

89 - Pukki slips the ball through to Tzolis and he shoots towards the near post, but his shot is tipped wide.

90+2 - RED CARD NORWICH (Marquinhos): Marquinhos jumps with Ruffels and is sent off for a stray elbow on the Huddersfield man.

Huddersfield Town 1-1 Norwich City


Gunn 6, Aarons 5, Hanley 4, Gibson 7, Giannoulis 5, McLean 5, Sorensen 6, Sara 6, Marquinhos 4, Idah 7, Sargent 5. SUBS: Omobamidele 6, Pukki 5, McCallum 6, Gibbs 5, Tzolis 5.


Possession: 33pc-67pc

Shots: 7-11

On target: 0-3

Corners: 5-6

Fouls: 8-8

Injury time: 5 mins/5 mins

ATTENDANCE: 18,116 (1,200 Norwich)

REFEREE: Keith Stroud