Norwich moved into the npower Championship automatic-promotion places after claiming a hard-earned point from a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at the Riverside.
Heading into the clash with the confidence of having toppled leaders QPR last time out, the Canaries enjoyed a dream start as the prolific Grant Holt's sixth goal in as many games gave them an early lead.
Holt ghosted in at the near post to finish neatly in the 12th minute.
But Middlesbrough have been showing signs of life themselves recently, having claimed a creditable draw at Leeds on New Year's Day, and they grabbed a deserved share of the spoils through Russell Martin's own goal.
Julian Hoyte then hit the post for the hosts as the Canaries were left hanging on at the end.