Zubar rescues point for Wolves

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Ronald Zubar (2nd left)
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Ronald Zubar (2nd left)

Wolves twice came from behind to rescue a precious 2-2 draw in their battle for Barclays Premier League survival against Norwich at Molineux.

Former Wolves midfielder Andrew Surman broke the deadlock only for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who replaced the axed Kevin Doyle, to level before half-time.

Canaries substitute Simeon Jackson restored his side's lead with his first touch but Ronald Zubar's first goal of the campaign rescued Wolves from a second home defeat in four days.

It came as no surprise when the Canaries went ahead after 12 minutes through Surman's first Premier League goal for Norwich. Wes Hoolahan was played onside by Christophe Berra and burst down the left flank before crossing for the unmarked Surman to head past Wayne Hennessey.

Norwich looked dangerous every time they attacked but Stephen Hunt missed a great chance to equalise after 26 minutes. Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy parried a shot from Ebanks-Blake to Hunt eight yards out - but the Republic of Ireland international could not keep his shot down.

After 37 minutes Ebanks-Blake justified his recall by levelling. The overlapping Stephen Ward's cross found Hunt, whose shot was blocked - but the ball fell to Ebanks-Blake, whose shot was not cleanly struck but trickled over the line.

Mick McCarthy brought on Adam Hammill for Hunt after 76 minutes and at the same juncture Norwich replaced Grant Holt with Jackson.

Lambert's switch was inspired as Jackson restored Norwich's lead with his first touch. Steve Morison made good ground down the left and outpaced Roger Johnson before crossing for Jackson to net from close range.

But Zubar made it 2-2 in the 82nd minute when he powered home a header from Matt Jarvis' corner.

In injury time Steven Fletcher thought he had scored the winner, only to have strayed marginally offside.

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