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

Newcastle United 6 - 2 Norwich City

  • 14" Georginio Wijnaldum
  • 20" Dieumerci Mbokani
  • 26" Georginio Wijnaldum
  • 33" Ayoze Pérez
  • 34" Nathan Redmond
  • 64" Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 66" Georginio Wijnaldum
  • 85" Georginio Wijnaldum

Ref: Anthony Taylor
Attendance: 47,006

Newcastle United

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.

Statistics

Newcastle United

Norwich City

Possession

44.2%
55.8%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Newcastle United

  • Robert Elliot
  • Chancel Mbemba
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Paul Dummett
  • Cheick Tioté
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Jack Colback
  • Ayoze Pérez
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic

Substitutes

  • Freddie Woodman
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Papiss Demba Cissé
  • Siem de Jong
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Florian Thauvin
  • Jamaal Lascelles

Norwich City

  • John Ruddy
  • Russell Martin
  • Martin Olsson
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Jonny Howson
  • Alexander Tettey
  • Robbie Brady
  • Dieumerci Mbokani

Substitutes

  • Wes Hoolahan
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Andre Wisdom
  • Cameron Jerome
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Declan Rudd

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