Wes Hoolahan missed a penalty as Norwich blew the chance to inflict a first defeat of the season on npower Championship leaders QPR as their match finished 0-0.
Hoolahan fluffed his big moment midway through the first half as City failed to score away from home in the league for the first time under Paul Lambert.
Rangers had yet to concede a league goal at home this season and, unfortunately for the neutral, it was their record which held out.
"I can't see it being a goalless draw," said Rangers boss Neil Warnock beforehand.
But Kaspars Gorkss was denied by a goal-line clearance from Andrew Crofts near the end to ensure it was just that as the hosts saw their lead at the top cut to four points.