John Eustace was pleased with Blackburn Rovers' performance against an in-form Norwich City side after coming from behind to earn a point.

Dom Hyam's second-half header ensured Rovers picked up a vital point as the race to avoid relegation hots up. Blackburn are 16th but only four points above the bottom three after results went against them elsewhere.

That meant the comeback against the Canaries was even more important. Although they created opportunities through Sam Gallagher, Rovers were second-best in the first half but improved after the break.

Eustace felt his side battled well against a Norwich side chasing the top-six. He paid a special mention to Sam Szmodics too, who played despite the birth of his second child on Saturday morning.

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"I thought it was a very good performance against one of the top teams in the league at the moment," Eustace said.

"They're on a good run of form and I thought we created some very good chances in the first half. I thought we showed great character to come back in the second half and equalise.

"It's the first time at home we have managed to do that in the second half. We're taking small steps forward and I was pleased with the point in the end. 

"I'd have loved three points but I think the lads showed great commitment and character to come back from behind. To win a game or stay in one you have to show a level of commitment, be difficult to play against, earn the right to play.

"I thought our football, at times, today was very good. We created two or three fantastic chances from very good moves. We have to be patient, you can see us growing as a group.

"We haven't had much training time on the pitch to work on what we want to do. It's been difficult but the lads have taken things on board from the classroom and training pitch.

"I think it's important that we give a special message to Sammie Szmodics too. His wife gave birth this morning, he was in the hospital at 2am last night, didn't get any sleep. He turned up at 2pm for kick-off and said he was ready. His performance today was awesome.

"It shows that this group is fully committed. They have very good togetherness and it will get us a long way."

Rovers' player felt aggrieved at the free-kick that was awarded for Marcelino Nunez to curl into the top corner.

Eustace also felt that John Buckley got a touch on the ball, albeit he hadn't seen a replay.

"From my view, I thought Bucko (Buckley) probably touched the ball," he said.

"I haven't seen it back. They have a top, top Championship squad, some Premier League quality. You expect that from them."