Norwich went ahead in the 77th minute at Wycombe after a game in which possession had been evenly shared, but the Canaries had more shots on target.
This was the final score so Norwich will edge ahead of Charlton in the table on goal difference. The Addicks now have to play a rearranged game when the Bescot has thawed out. The way things are going it won't be available for Norwich on 12 January.
Suddenly, the Saddlers have a significant role to play in the promotion race. The Pools Panel gave a home win to Walsall. Sky Sports News forecast that Leeds and Norwich would go up, with Charlton a strong 3rd and Saints a dark horse.
Elsewhere, supposedly invincible Colchester lost 7-0 to Preston in the FA Cup.