Norwich scored twice in the final minutes to beat Cardiff by 3-2, and ease David Wagner’s pressure.
Christian Fassnacht scored his third goal in this campaign to silence the Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff’s response was excellent. Josh Bowler levelled the score in 39 minutes, before Call Robinson scored on 43.
Norwich’s six-game losing streak ended in dramatic style when Adam Idah scored two minutes after Ryan Wintle’s own goal.
Cardiff suffered their first defeat at home since August, and ended a three-match winning streak.
Early on, Robinson and Norwich’s Gabriel Sara both had good efforts in a rather uneventful first period. However, the level of excitement increased as the half progressed.
Norwich’s first test came after a slick play that saw Hwang Ui Jo set up Sara, whose drilled shot was palmed by Cardiff goalkeeper Jak Alnwick.
Alnwick, however, was left helpless when Fassnacht’s flicked-on from Kenny McLean found him unmarked on the far post.
Cardiff quickly set to work on finding a way back into the game. Erol Bulut, Cardiff’s manager was furious when Rebecca Welch did not award his team a penalty for Bowler being brought down by Przemyslaw Placheta.
After Bowler had drilled the Norwich goalkeeper George Long at an acute angle from a Poland-based player, Placheta, Hwang was not able to react in time and the ball hit his leg, before flying out.
Cardiff’s captain Joe Ralls fired just wide of the post from the outside the box.
The Bluebirds were able to equalise six minutes before half-time. Robinson had fought off two defenders and then crossed the ball over to Bowler who smashed home his second of the season.
Four minutes later, Karlan Grant set up Collins’ cross which was just the right height for Robinson to head past Long.
Mark McGuinness blocked Fassnacht’s shot shortly after the start of the game. Grant, who was played in on the goal by Robinson, had to be denied by Long.
Alnwick had to remain alert as Norwich sought an equaliser. He first stopped Jonathan Rowe’s low-driven strike, then he tipped Danny Batth’s header away.
Wintle deflected the ball off Fassnacht, and they made it 2-2.
Idah scored the winning goal six minutes before the end of the match, after Rowe’s shot had been saved. This triggered wild celebrations in the away section and released Wagner from the burden.