Result: Swansea hold Norwich City

Gary Hooper's 45th-minute equaliser proves enough to earn Norwich City a 1-1 draw with Swansea City this afternoon.

Swansea City have held Norwich City to a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road in the Premier League.

Gary Hooper of Norwich celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Swansea City at Carrow Road on December 15, 2013© Getty Images

The visitors opened the scoring after just 12 minutes when Nathan Dyer's right-footed effort proved too good for Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Defender Ashley Williams maintained his team's lead by heading Leroy Fer's effort off the line shortly before the break.

However, perseverance soon paid off for Chris Hughton's men. Gary Hooper continued his free-scoring form by firing past Michel Vorm from outside the area on the stroke of half time.

Nathan Dyer of Swansea looks in pain as he lands on his ankle and later leaves the field on a stretcher after Seb Bassong of Norwich lands on top of him after they both go for the header during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Sw© Getty Images

Hughton's charges came within the width of the crossbar of taking the lead on 68 minutes, as Michael Turner saw his header cannon off the woodwork.

Hooper forced an expert save from Vorm soon after but the Dutchman's fingertips were enough to ensure parity as the spoils were ultimately shared.

Gary Hooper of Norwich celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Swansea City at Carrow Road on December 15, 2013
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