A first-half strike from Adam Idah helped Norwich City earn a point in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Both sides created chances in the opening exchanges, but it was the visitors who took the lead as Idah prodded the ball into the net from close range following an assist from Ant Spyrou.
City looked to increase their advantage but they were pegged back just before the interval when Jack Bainbridge netted from a free-kick.
Either side could have scored the winner with both trading blows in front of goal but 1-1 was how it finished.
Next up for the Under-23s is a home match with Newcastle United at Colney on Friday (2pm kick-off).
City XI: McCracken, Kamal, Richards, Odusina (c), Jones, Phillips (Payne, 74), Power, Aransibia, Idah, Spyrou, Coley (Scully, 90+1)
Subs not used: Johnson (GK)