Carlisle United 3, Norwich City 1

SLIDESHOW: Norwich City’s hopes of a FA Cup run were ended in no uncertain fashion by Carlisle United in the second round tie at a foggy Brunton Park. Paul Lambert’s men suffered only their second defeat in 15 matches in all competitions as Carlisle avenged their league defeat on the same ground seven weeks earlier and booked their place in the third round.

Norwich City's hopes of a money-spinning FA Cup run were ended in no uncertain fashion by fellow League One outfit Carlisle United in the second round tie at foggy Brunton Park.

Paul Lambert's men suffered only their second defeat in 15 matches in all competitions as Carlisle avenged their league defeat on the same ground seven weeks earlier and booked their place in the third round.

Vincent Pericard gave the hosts the lead after 12 minutes with an extraordinary finish from Joe Anyinsah's cross, but Grant Holt levelled with his 16th goal of the season after 26 minutes, heading home after excellent work by Wes Hoolahan.

The Canaries looked the better side for the rest of the first half but were rocked within 15 seconds of the restart when Kevan Hurst restored Carlisle's lead.


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And in a one-sided second half, defender Richard Keogh made it 3-1 after 72 minutes when he headed home from Graham Kavanagh's cross.

There was one change to City's starting eleven after the midweek win over Brighton.

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Michael Nelson won a recall in defence with Jens Berthel Askou missing after his wife was taken ill, while 17-year-old goalkeeper Jed Steer was included in the senior squad for the first time as one of the seven City substitutes.

Central defender Gary Doherty was making his 200th senior appearance for the Canaries.

City kicked off in very foggy conditions, which had become worse in the minutes approaching the 5.15pm start.

There were protests from the home crowd in the sixth minute when Anyinsah tumbled under challenge from Drury, but referee Miller was unmoved.

The home side moved ahead, however, in the 12th minute with an extraordinary finish by Pericard.

Anyinsah crossed from the right and although the ball appeared to be behind Pericard, he managed to flick it acrobatically past Forster with his outstretched back leg.

It took a timely block by Doherty to deny Pericard three minutes later as Carlisle looked to press home their advantage.

The Canaries drew level in the 26th minute when Holt headed his 16th goal of the season, and he owed a great deal to Hoolahan in creating the chance.

Hoolahan took a pass from Drury on the left-hand corner of the penalty area and went past three Carlisle defenders to reach the byline before delivering the perfect cross for Holt, stooping slightly, to head home.

City looked more and more confident and Holt headed just off target from Drury's cross as they pressed again.

t Half-time: Carlisle United 1, Norwich City 1

Within 15 seconds of the restart, there was a shock for City when Carlisle regained the lead as Pericard got the better of Lappin, crossed from the right and Hurst drilled a low shot past Forster and inside the post.

Pericard was involved in most of Carlisle's best work and flashed a right-foot shot wide after 56 minutes.

Kavanagh tried his luck with a left-foot volley, but he too was well wide of the target.

It took City until 20 minutes into the half to threaten at all when Chris Martin's long-range effort was deflected for a corner.

Lappin floated an effort just over the bar after winning a tackle on the edge of the area.

City made a double change with 20 minutes left when Hughes and McDonald replaced Russell and Chris Martin.

But they had been on the field just a minute when Carlisle made it 3-1. Kavanagh's corner was cleared but the ball came back to him, wide on the right, and when he crossed again, defender Keogh headed home at the far post.

Harte headed over the top from Kavanagh's cross as the hosts looked to put the game beyond the Canaries.

City boss Lambert made his final change with 11 minutes left when teenager Dawkin replaced Lappin.

In stoppage time, Hoolahan's effort was kept out by goalkeeper Collin, but it was another tale of FA Cup woe for the Canaries as they failed to make it into round three.

t Carlisle United: Collin; Keogh, Livesey, Harte, Horwood; Hurst, Kavanagh, Murphy, Robson; Anyinsah, Pericard.

Subs: Pidgeley, Tinnion, Blake, Burns, Kane, Dobie (for Pericard, 86), Swinglehurst.

t Norwich City: Forster; Otsemobor, Doherty, Nelson, Drury; Russell; Smith, Lappin; Hoolahan; Holt, C Martin.

Subs: Steer, R Martin, Hughes (for Russell, 71), Dawkin (for Lappin, 79), Adeyemi, McVeigh, McDonald (for C Martin, 71).

t Referee: Nigel Miller (County Durham)

t Attendance: 3,946

t Goals: Carlisle: Pericard (12), Hurst (46), Keogh (72). Norwich: Holt (26 min)

t Bookings: Carlisle: Kavanagh (13)

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