Norwich were denied a victory by former Ipswich player Richard Logan, who equalised within a minute of coming on as a substitute.
Exeter's Steve Tully cleared off the line from Cody McDonald before Simon Whaley's 30-yard drive was tipped onto the bar by Grecians keeper Paul Jones.
Norwich finally went in front when Jens Berthel Askou climbed above Matt Taylor to head home at the far post.
But, seconds after joining the action, Logan headed in Marcus Stewart's cross.
Norwich City caretaker manager Ian Butterworth told BBC Radio Norfolk:
"It's a point on the board so we've got to take a positive from there.
"It was a pretty even game, our keeper didn't have much to do really. It was just one of those where we fell asleep on the goal.
"I don't think they created any clear-cut chances and probably possession-wise we shaded it, but we just couldn't find that second goal to kill them off.".
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Saturday, 15 August 2009
Berthel Askou 52
07 Harley yellow card
14 Cozic (McAllister 58)
31 Norwood (Logan 58)
10 McAllister ,
33 Berthel Askou
14 Hoolahan (Lappin 82)
17 Adeyemi (Tudur-Jones 83)
09 Holt yellow card (Martin 85)
Ref: BatesAtt: 6357
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+2:32 The referee blows for the end of the match.
90:00+1:46 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Simon Whaley from the left by-line.
90:00+0:07 Unfair challenge on Alex Russell by Simon Lappin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Troy Archibald-Henville.
89:37 Alex Russell produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
89:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Whaley on Richard Duffy. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.
87:02 Booking Ryan Harley shown a yellow card.
84:29 Substitution Chris Martin comes on in place of Grant Holt.
82:54 Cody McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.
82:03 Substitution Owain Tudur Jones joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Adeyemi.
81:02 Substitution Simon Lappin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wesley Hoolahan.
79:21 Alex Russell takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Doherty.
77:06 Matthew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gill.
Correction - 69:53 Alex Russell concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Hoolahan. Matthew Gill delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed
from left channel, clearance made by Matthew Taylor.
69:53 Foul by Alex Russell on Wesley Hoolahan, free kick awarded. Matthew Gill restarts play with the free kick.
67:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Logan on Jens Berthel Askou. Direct free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.
66:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jens Berthel Askou on Richard Logan. Marcus Stewart takes the direct free kick.
65:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Wesley Hoolahan on Marcus Stewart. Paul Jones takes the free kick.
62:10 Direct free kick taken by Alex Russell.
62:10 Booking Booking for Grant Holt for unsporting behaviour.
61:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Cody McDonald.
59:05 Assist by Marcus Stewart.
59:05 GOAL - Richard Logan:Exeter 1 - 1 Norwich Richard Logan finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Exeter 1-1 Norwich.
57:31 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ryan Harley, clearance by Jens Berthel Askou.
57:31 Substitution Richard Logan joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Norwood.
57:31 Substitution Bertrand Cozic goes off and Craig McAllister comes on.
57:31 Tom Adeyemi challenges James Norwood unfairly and gives away a free kick.
52:16 Corner from the left by-line taken by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.
51:43 Assist by Wesley Hoolahan.
51:43 GOAL - Jens Berthel Askou:Exeter 0 - 1 Norwich Jens Berthel Askou finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Exeter 0-1 Norwich.
47:17 Cody McDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matthew Taylor takes the free kick.
46:35 Bertrand Cozic produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
45:01 The second half has started.
45:00+0:23 It is the end of the first-half.
43:03 Centre by Wesley Hoolahan, Header from deep inside the area by Gary Doherty goes over the bar.
42:09 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Gill from the right by-line.
39:15 Unfair challenge on Alex Russell by Matthew Gill results in a free kick. Ryan Harley produces a cross, Headed effort from
inside the penalty area by Matthew Taylor misses to the right of the target.
37:55 Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Steve Tully results in a free kick. Wesley Hoolahan restarts play with the free kick.
36:23 Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Taylor.
35:51 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Gill.
34:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cody McDonald by Troy Archibald-Henville. Michael Spillane restarts play with
the free kick.
28:43 Cody McDonald takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
27:39 The assistant referee signals for offside against Cody McDonald. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.
26:59 Unfair challenge on Adam Drury by Marcus Stewart results in a free kick. Adam Drury restarts play with the free kick.
26:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Norwood on Jens Berthel Askou. Direct free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.
21:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bertrand Cozic by Matthew Gill. Paul Jones takes the free kick.
20:58 Corner taken by Matthew Gill from the right by-line.
20:21 Outswinging corner taken by Wesley Hoolahan from the left by-line, clearance made by Matthew Taylor.
18:55 The assistant referee signals for offside against Marcus Stewart. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.
18:10 The referee blows for offside against James Norwood. Ben Alnwick takes the indirect free kick.
17:11 James Norwood fouled by Tom Adeyemi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alex Russell from left
16:36 Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley from the right by-line.
13:52 Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Gill, Troy Archibald-Henville makes a clearance.
11:58 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Gill, Troy Archibald-Henville manages to make a clearance.
11:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jens Berthel Askou on Marcus Stewart. Alex Russell takes the free kick.
10:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Troy Archibald-Henville. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.
9:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Drury by James Norwood. Direct free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.
8:39 Matthew Gill takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Matthew Taylor.
7:46 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Wesley Hoolahan, Troy Archibald-Henville manages to make a clearance.
7:03 Ryan Harley takes a shot. Save by Ben Alnwick.
6:36 Gary Doherty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bertrand Cozic. Free kick taken by Ryan Harley.
5:17 The referee blows for offside against Grant Holt. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.
2:36 The official flags Marcus Stewart offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.
1:55 Headed effort on goal by Grant Holt from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
0:00 The game begins.
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