Ten minutes of defensive instability saw Everton once again squander a lead late on and, in doing so, all but terminate their fading hopes of a fourth-place finish.
Facing a Norwich side without a win in 2013, the Toffees took a 39th-minute lead at Carrow Road through Leon Osman, in what was a turgid opening half.
Osman ghosted in unmarked to convert a typically precise Leighton Baines centre, and for a long period it seemed that goal would be enough to take the points.
However, as has been the case for the vast majority of the season, Everton were unable to build on their advantage and finish Norwich off.
The Toffees dropped deeper and deeper during the dying stages, inviting a late onslaught from their hosts, who duly obliged.
With barely five minutes left on the clock, Norwich equalised through Kei Kamara, before a last-second Grant Holt strike dramatically stole the points and sent Evertonians home deflated.
The result was harsh on the Toffees, who at least deserved a point, but once again they only have themselves to blame for some familiar late lapses.
Here are six Everton-related talking points to digest from this game.