Read a full match report of the FA Cup third-round game between Norwich City and Fulham at Carrow Road on Saturday Jan 4, 2014.
Josh Murphy, 18, gave a man-of-the-match performance on his first start for the Canaries before being replaced in the closing stages by his twin brother Jacob, who was also making his debut.
The local youngsters were part of the Norwich side that beat Chelsea to win the FA Youth Cup last season, and Josh in particular was a constant threat on the left flank.
Having gone close to scoring on a number of occasions, he crossed for Robert Snodgrass to head Norwich's equaliser shortly after Darren Bent had given Fulham the lead.
And with a replay set for Craven Cottage on Tuesday week (14th), the youngsters will surely get another chance to shine.
“Josh did very well, and we know he is a real prospect,” said his manager Chris Hughton.
“But he's still only 18 and you want to protect young players from any hype.”
Like Hughton, Rene Meulensteen gave four youngsters their debuts as both managers made wholesale changes from the sides that are fighting relegation from the Premier League.
Josh Murphy helped Norwich make the early running, having two shots saved by David Stockdale, before Fulham took the lead against the run of play. Bent, replacing Dimitar Berbatov, atoned for an earlier miss when, in the 39th minute, he rose above goalkeeper Mark Bunn to head home.
Norwich hit back quickly, however. Stockdale saved a shot from Ricky Van Wolfswinkel, making his first start for three months, but could not stop Snodgrass's diving header after Murphy sprinted down the left wing and fired in a low cross.
The Fulham keeper than made a terrific one-handed save low to his right to keep out a Van Wolfswinkel header in the second-half, a save compared by Meulensteen to Gordon Banks' famous stop against Pele in 1970. “I thought the ball was going in but he made a fantastic save,” he said.
“That is what makes football so exciting.”