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9 February 2015

City denied three points by late Leicester leveller

JOE Dodoo's last-minute equaliser prevented Norwich City taking home all three points from their Under-21s Premier League game at Leicester City on Monday.

Dodoo struck at Belvoir Drive to secure a 2-2 draw for the hosts and frustrate Paul Wilkinson's Canaries in the closing stages of an entertaining contest.

Norwich went into the game level in the division with their opponents, and fielded one senior player in the form of Belgian Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe as he continues his return from a lengthy injury lay off. They almost fell behind after eight minutes, though; thankfully Reece Hall-Johnson managed to hook Joe Davis' effort off the line.

Dodoo fired wide before City, a constant threat on the counter-attack, took the lead on 36 minutes through Sam Kelly.

The ex-Everton midfielder was on-hand to convert Conor McGrandles' cross from close-range to edge Wilkinson's side in front.

Cameron Norman missed a chance to add another City goal just after the half-time break, and as the second half wore on, Leicester's goal threat increased.

They levelled on 70 minutes when Ben Chilwell was offered too much space on the edge of the box, with the full-back driving a shot beyond Remi Matthews.

Just two minutes later, however, City had re-established their advantage as Ray Grant's cross found Norman, who composed himself before expertly finding the net.

They managed to hold until the final moments, when Dodoo controlled and shot to beat Matthews and split the points between the Foxes and the Canaries.

FULL-TIME: Leicester City 2-2 Norwich City

GOALS: Foxes: Ben Chilwell (70), Joe Dodoo (90) - Canaries: Sam Kelly (36), Cameron Norman (72)

NORWICH CITY: Matthews; Hall-Johnson, Ramsay, Fox (Boateng 77), Efete; Grant; Norman, McGrandles, Odjidja, Kelly; Morris. Subs not used: Cantwell, Black, Couzens.

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