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Naismith Sent Off As Canaries Hold On For 3-3 Draw At Leeds

Leeds United saw their play-off hopes all but disappear, despite coming from three goals down to draw with Norwich.

Steven Naismith who was both saint and sinner over the course of 90 minutes found the top corner from 25 yards after 28 minutes and Nelson Oliveira tapped in on 34 minutes to give Norwich a 2-0 lead.

Oliveira curled in a third before Chris Wood poked in just before the half time whistle to give Leeds a lifeline.

Kyle Bartley bundled home, Pablo Hernandez curled in a free-kick and Naismith was sent off but Fulham's draw with Brentford leaves Leeds seventh, three points and 13 goals adrift.

Although Brentford ended Fulham's four-match winning streak, Garry Monk's side will finish outside the play-offs in seventh place, barring a 14-goal swing in the final round of fixtures.

The home side were behind after 28 minutes when Naismith found space and thumped a shot past goalkeeper Robert Green into the top corner from range.

Oliveira further dented Leeds' hopes when he tapped in after a wonderful run from Josh Murphy, but the Portuguese striker spurned a chance a minute later when he put a shot wide having been found by Alex Pritchard.

However, Oliveira did not make a mistake the second time, curling home after Jonny Howson's run and pass before Wood volleyed in Stuart Dallas' ball to make it 3-1 before the break.

Leeds continued their comeback when Bartley scrambled the ball over the line after Norwich failed to clear a corner and following two great chances for Oliveira, Leeds found the equaliser.

Hernandez curled a free-kick over the wall and into the top corner from 20 yards before Naismith received a straight red card in the 89th minuted for dangerous tackle on Ronaldo Vieira for which Alan Irvine had no complaints in his post match interview, but despite threatening Leeds couldn't find a winner in added time.

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