Newcastle 2-1 Norwich: Magpies down Canaries to climb into top eight

Newcastle United 2 - 1 Norwich City

  • 2" Loïc Remy
  • 38" Yoan Gouffran
  • 80" Leroy Fer

Ref: Mike Dean
Attendance: 51,328

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Newcastle United beat Norwich City 2-1 at St James' Park this afternoon.

Newcastle United ensured it was not a happy return for former manager Chris Hughton, as his Norwich City side were beaten 2-1.

The home side took the lead inside two minutes, when Loic Remy headed in Yohan Cabaye's corner.  After that French double-act, it was their countryman Yoan Gouffran who double Newcastle's advantage, tapping home after John Ruddy had saved Shola Ameobi's initial effort.

In truth Newcastle should have had this game sown up long before Leroy Fer halved the deficit with 10 minutes to play.  Alan Pardew's men had 21 shots but only five on target - something for the boss to work on in training next week.

The result sees Newcastle climb above Manchester City into eighth in the Premier League.  But it will be a long drive home for Hughton and his team, who remain just one point outside the relegation zone.

Statistics

Newcastle United

Norwich City

Possession

49%
51%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Newcastle United

  • Tim Krul
  • Davide Santon
  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
  • Michael Williamson
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Cheick Tioté
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Yoan Gouffran
  • Loïc Remy
  • Shola Ameobi

Substitutes

  • Robert Elliot
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Papiss Demba Cissé
  • Sammy Ameobi
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Vurnon Anita

Norwich City

  • John Ruddy
  • Michael Turner
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Martin Olsson
  • Russell Martin
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Leroy Fer
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Gary Hooper

Substitutes

  • Josh Murphy
  • Wes Hoolahan
  • Carlo Nash
  • Johan Elmander
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Sébastien Bassong
  • Luciano Becchio

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