Newcastle United 6-2 Norwich City; Wijnaldum heroics hand McClaren first victory

Newcastle United produced a stunning display to hammer Norwich City 6-2 this afternoon.

Newcastle United produced their finest performance of the season so far as they hammered Norwich City 6-2 at St. James' Park.

Few neutrals - and even fans involved - were excited about the prospect of watching Newcastle take on Norwich, but whoever did see the game was treated to a superb show.

Georginio Wijnaldum opened the scoring for Newcastle in the first half, driving the ball in to the corner from Moussa Sissoko's pass, only for Norwich striker Dieumerci Mbokani to turn the ball home from close range to equalise.

Wijnaldum then made it two with a header which John Ruddy should have saved, and Ayoze Perez then made it 3-1, smashing home after his initial shot was blocked.

Nathan Redmond then continued the scoring by guiding a volley in to the net, bringing Norwich back in to the game, but Aleksandar Mitrovic hammered a powerful finish in to the roof of the net to make it 4-2.

Wijnaldum then arrived to head in to the net for number five shortly after, and then the Dutchman hit a long range strike to beat Ruddy.

The win is Steve McClaren's first in the Premier League as Newcastle manager, and should give the Magpies a real boost ahead of facing Sunderland next weekend.

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