The Canaries, who had not won in their previous four outings, took the lead in the 14th minute when defender Russell Martin pounced on a defensive error from Anton Ferdinand from a corner to hammer home from the edge of the six-yard box.
Norwich’s Steve Morison went close when he curled his 27th minute attempt over Radek Cerny’s crossbar before the R’s leveled through Luke Young in the 59th minute when he netted his second in two weeks by slotting home Jamie Mackie’s long range attempt which had cannoned into the upright.
Norwich boss Paul Lambert made a double change in the 70th minute and it proved to be a masterstroke as Wesley Hoolahan and Grant Holt combined for the winner just three minutes after coming on. The former crossed for the latter who managed to bundle it home for his third in five games.
TRIBAL ASKS: Can Paul Lambert manager at a much bigger club after guiding Norwich to two straight promotions and into the top half of the Premier League?