Highlights of today’s game between the Magpies and Chris Hughton’s Norwich City.
A rather uninspiring match from both sides, with Newcastle seemingly having difficulties getting started in both halves and Chris Hughton seemingly still tinkering around with his new Norwich side somewhat as he try to find the right balance. However, once again it was moment of excellence from Ben Arfa in the form of a brilliant defence splitting pass to in form striker, Demba Ba, who finished it off with his usual composure. Something which wasn’t the case with his partner in crime, Papiss Cisse. His wildly off target penalty, won for a push on Mike Williamson by Steve Morison in the area just before half time is currently troubling satellites in the upper atmosphere!
Post match interviews
Alan Pardew post match interview.
Chris Hughton post match interview.
Teams / Match facts.
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Steve Harper (G), James Perch, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa (Shola Ameobi 85), Vurnon Anita (Gabriel Obertan 69), Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez (C), Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba.
Subs: Rob Elliot (G), James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana, Cheick Tiote, Sammy Ameobi, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi.
Norwich CIty (4-5-1): John Ruddy, Russell Martin (c), Sebastien Bassong (Michael Turner 8), Leon Barnett, Javier Garrido; Robert Snodgrass, Bradley Johnson, Jonny Howson, Andrew Surman (Simeon Jackson 82), Wes Hoolahan; Steve Morison (Grant Holt 69).
Subs: Mark Bunn (G), Michael Turner, Ryan Bennett, Alexander Tettey, Anthony Pilkington, Grant Holt, Simeon Jackson.
Score / Goal scorers.
Newcastle United 1 (Ba 19), Norwich City 0
Yellow cards: Jonny Howson (88), Cheick Tiote (89),
Red cards: None.
Referee: Neil Swarbrick.