Chris Sutton questions Karl Darlow over Norwich City opener

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Chris Sutton suggests that Newcastle United keeper Karl Darlow could've done more to prevent the Canaries' opener.

Speaking on BBC, Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton has questioned whether Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow could have done more to prevent Norwich City's opener in Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Carrow Road.

Timm Klose rose highest to head home a Robbie Brady free kick in first-half stoppage time on Saturday as the Canaries broke the deadlock in yesterday's huge Premier League relegation six-pointer.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper has been thrusted into the spotlight in recent days following the injury to Rob Elliot, who had already been deputising for injured first-choice stopper Tim Krul.

It was only Darlow's second Premier League appearance since joining from Nottingham Forest two years ago, but Sutton asks whether or not the inexperienced top-flight keeper could have come to gather Brady's free kick.

"A ridiculous free kick to concede from Newcastle. But that delivery from Robbie Brady was bang on the money," he said on BBC. "Timm Klose jumped highest but could Karl Darlow have come for it? He elected to stay on his line."

 

Yesterday's defeat may just prove something of a coffin nail for the Magpies, who sit six points behind 17th-placed Norwich - albeit with a game in hand.

 

They lost, in the end, to a last-minute winner from Martin Olsson, just moments after Aleksandar Mitrovic looked like snatching a point for the visitors from the penalty spot, but it was not to be.

 

United remain without a win in three games under Rafael Benitez now.

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