Millwall have started 2018 with a 2-1 defeat after a Steve Morison wonder goal was erased by a Norwich comeback.

The 34-year-old hit the back of the net from 30 yards out on the stroke of half-time, coming as a surprise to those inside Carrow Road.

Tom Trybull was able to nab the equaliser before a James Maddison run got the Canaries in front.

Norwich started the brighter side within the opening 20 minutes, creating chances through midfielders Alex Pritchard and Josh Murphy. Curling efforts forced goalkeeper Jordan Archer to tip them over the bar for corners, however the best opportunity came when Nélson Oliveira headed a cross from around eight yards out wide of the target.

At times, the Canaries were able to get opportunities on goal but they came largely from outside the penalty area. Millwall were able to slow the home side’s momentum and restrict their attacking threat.

The Lions had their own opportunities going forward when a Steve Morison header inside the box allowed Ryan Tunnicliffe to have a clear shot on goal, but it was blasted over the bar and out of play.

James Meredith raced through to challenge shot-stopper Angus Gunn but it was straight at him.

Skipper Steve Morison stunned the Carrow Road support with a 30-yard long-range effort which looped into the bottom corner of the net on 44 minutes.

Only his second goal this season, it appears he has started 2018 as he has meant to go on after getting the winner against Queens Park Rangers last week.

Norwich went into the break stunned with going a goal down and responded strongly with attacked with some intent. They got their reward on 52 minuteswhen a Maddison cross found Trybull after he got in front of Jake Cooper to equalise seven minutes into the restart.

Referee Stephen Martin later waved away claims for a penalty after Josh Murphy went down into the box, with Farke’s men gradually regaining the momentum they had in the game’s opening minutes.

Millwall boss Neil Harris introduced Jed Wallace and Aiden O'Brien into the fray and switched to a 4-5-1 system in an attempt to stifle Norwich's momentum again, and while it worked in some ways they still could not find their feet.

In the end, it appeared too late. A reverse pass from Pritchard allowed Maddison to race past Shaun Williams to strike it home into the bottom corner against Jordan Archer on 77 minutes.

Harris’ men responded by throwing players forward but ultimately Norwich’s threat going forward made it a risk for them to go even further behind.

This is now game number 13 Millwall have been unable to win away from home, with this Norwich defeat their seventh this season.

The Lions have yet to win away to the Canaries for 49 years, since November 1968.