Apart from the first twenty minutes Preston were barely in the game but a late deflected effort from Brad Potts saw Preston equalise and take what could be an important point.
Given Preston's recent performances and results any goal is welcome. Things are not going to change overnight but Preston need to build on a point against Norwich who are set for the top flight.
Frankie McAvoy made changes in his first game in charge. Riis partnered Evans up front whilst he opted for a diamond shape in midfield. It appeared to be a more positive approach.
Preston started well and should have taken the lead. They won the ball high up and Riis was played in. He took too many touches and when he eventually got his shot away the keeper saved.
Sinclair also had an opportunity which he scuffed when he should have done better. Apart from that Norwich had the majority of the chances up until the final seconds of the game.
Mumba forced a save from Iversen before Buendia scored moments later. Lindsay was left pole axed by a shot when the Preston defence suddenly froze. Buendia was allowed to run at the box and curled in a beautiful shot from 25 yards.
Norwich looked comfortable and either side of the half Pukki should have put the game to bed. He hit one shot across goal, smashed the bar with another attempt and failed to convert on multiple occasions.
McAvoy made subsitutions and threw everything at Norwich but they seemed to lack the intelligence and ability to break down the league leaders.
The game was drifting to a conclusion when substitute Potts shot from an angle in the box. His effort took a defelction and the ball went past the keeper into the net.
The goal was celebrated wildly and whilst Preston are far from where they want to be they must build on this and secure safety as soon as possible before big decisions are taken in the summer.