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Crazy Scenes As Norwich Lose In Stoppage Time After Floodlight Failure

NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Fans use their smart phones for light after floodlights fail during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Derby County at Carrow Road on December 29, 2018 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

It was another absolutely mental day in the Championship.

Promotion chasers Norwich were again involved in a crazy game which saw them lose to fellow contenders Derby County as they failed to close the gap on leaders Leeds United who also suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of Hull City.

The Canaries were involved in a dramatic game on Stephens’ Day when they came from 3-1 down to rescue a point against Nottingham Forest, Onel Hernandez scoring in the 94th and 98th minute to help them secure a nailbiting draw.

This week though, Daniel Farke’s side were the ones on the receiving end of an incredible comeback at the hands of Frank Lampard’s Derby County.

Norwich raced into a two-goal lead in the first half at Carrow Road and looked in control of the game, before eventually ending the half level as Fiyako Tomori and Mason Mount grabbed two goals for Derby before half-time.

Inform striker Teemu Pukki put the home side in the lead with just nine minutes to go as it looked as though Norwich would pick up an impressive victory against a difficult Derby County side.

Then however disaster struck in the most bizarre fashion as shortly after the goal the floodlights at Carrow Road failed and the players were forced off the pitch while the situation was resolved.

After a 15-minute break play resumed and less than five minutes later Derby equalised through Jozefzoon before stealing a dramatic late winner through striker Jack Marriott as they left a once dark Carrow Road with a precious three points.

Elsewhere in the league table toppers, Leeds United suffered their first defeat in eight losing two nil to Hull City thanks to a brace from Jarred Bowen, while third-placed West Brom rescued a point at the death against Sheffield Wednesday at the Hawthorns to keep the pressure on the top two sides in the division.

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