Newcastle were left frustrated by poor finishing and the woodwork at Norwich in a match that both teams finished with 10 men.

The Magpies, playing without soon-to-depart midfielder Yohan Cabaye, dominated in the first half but were unable to make the breakthrough.

Loic Remy hit the post and bar with two efforts, before the ball struck the post as Bradley Johnson tried to clear.

Both Remy and Johnson were later dismissed for an off-the-ball scuffle.

That incident only slightly marred an entertaining duel that somehow finished scoreless despite 31 efforts on goal.

Life without Cabaye

Newcastle have only won four of their 19 Premier League games without Yohan Cabaye since August 2011

Norwich finished stronger and could have snatched victory late on, with Tim Krul pulling off a brilliant save to deny Robert Snodgrass while Gary Hooper's sharp volley rattled the crossbar.

Defeat would have been unfair on the visitors, who were splendid only a day after it emerged the influential Cabaye, who has scored seven goals this season, was set to join Paris St-Germain.

They embarrassed Norwich at times and should have sewn up their seventh away league win of the season in the first half.

First, the ball hit the post after keeper John Ruddy's clearance bounced off Johnson, then Remy struck the other upright with a delightful curling effort from 20 yards.

Fortune continued to favour Chris Hughton's men when Hatem Ben Arfa's drive was punched away by Ruddy before the Frenchman inexplicably scooped over from 12 yards.

Remy again went close to adding to his 11 goals this season when his 25-yard free-kick thundered off the bar as Newcastle pressed again in the second half.

Norwich, with Hughton's future as manager still in doubt, were impotent as a threat in the first half but improved after the break.

They came agonisingly close to only their seventh win of the season when Snodgrass stooped low at the far post only to see his header kept out by Krul. And then Hooper, whose season has been affected by injury, produced a lightning turn before flashing his volley against the bar.

The match had been played in a good spirit until the 82nd minute, when both Johnson and Remy were shown red cards by referee Chris Foy after a bout of pushing.

The draw leaves Newcastle eighth in the table with Norwich 12th, six points above the relegation zone.

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Norwich manager Chris Hughton:

"Bradley Johnson's sending off was incredibly soft.

"I presumed something else had happened apart from what I did see, which was him push Remy in the chest - over aggressively? Not really.

"Bradley has not gone down on the floor. All he has done is pull his head away.

"Regards the amount of contact, I don't know, but certainly Bradley Johnson is not the type of player who would look to get someone sent off.

"My gut feeling is we will appeal, but you always have to look at it again and make the right decisions."

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew:

"There is a bit of pushing and shoving, the players have come together, there is probably just enough for the referee to send them off.

"But Johnson's reaction, that he got a headbutt when he did not, was the catalyst for them both to get sent off.

"He made such a drama out of it, he should be ashamed of himself really."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Norwich City

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 02 Martin
  • 23 Olsson
  • 10 Fer Booked
  • 24 R Bennett
  • 05 Bassong
  • 07 Snodgrass
  • 04 Johnson Dismissed
  • 11 Hooper (Tettey - 84' )
  • 09 van Wolfswinkel (Elmander - 71' )
  • 12 Pilkington (Redmond - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Whittaker
  • 13 Bunn
  • 16 Elmander
  • 18 Garrido
  • 19 Becchio
  • 22 Redmond
  • 27 Tettey

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 26 Debuchy
  • 03 Santon
  • 24 Tioté
  • 06 Williamson
  • 27 Taylor
  • 10 Ben Arfa (Ameobi - 75' Booked )
  • 08 Anita
  • 14 Remy Dismissed
  • 07 Sissoko Booked
  • 28 Ameobi (Haidara - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 15 Gosling
  • 19 Haidara
  • 21 Elliot
  • 23 Ameobi
  • 36 Dummett
  • 43 Armstrong
Ref: Chris Foy
Att: 26,762

Match Stats

Shots

9 21

On target

2 3

Corners

7 7

Fouls

13 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Norwich City 0, Newcastle United 0.

90:00 +6:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Newcastle United 0.

90:00 +4:09

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Cheick Tioté.

90:00 +2:16

Offside, Newcastle United. Mathieu Debuchy tries a through ball, but Shola Ameobi is caught offside.

90:00 +1:45

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:45

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

89:29

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Massadio Haidara.

89:23

Attempt saved. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Olsson with a cross.

88:45

Offside, Newcastle United. Davide Santon tries a through ball, but Shola Ameobi is caught offside.

88:42

Attempt blocked. Johan Elmander (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross.

87:03

Offside, Norwich City. Ryan Bennett tries a through ball, but Johan Elmander is caught offside.

86:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Massadio Haidara replaces Sammy Ameobi.

85:18

Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:18

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

83:31

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

83:31

Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Alexander Tettey replaces Gary Hooper.

82:41

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

82:41

Sébastien Bassong (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:19 Dismissal

Dismissal Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) is shown the red card for fighting.

80:15 Dismissal

Dismissal Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) is shown the red card for fighting.

79:39

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:39

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).

77:20

Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

76:19

Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.

75:53

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Davide Santon.

75:50

Attempt blocked. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

75:06

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Davide Santon.

74:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi replaces Hatem Ben Arfa because of an injury.

74:01

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73:45

Delay in match Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

72:17

Foul by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United).

72:17

Martin Olsson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Nathan Redmond replaces Anthony Pilkington.

70:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Norwich City. Johan Elmander replaces Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

70:04

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:04

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).

67:19

Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa with a cross following a corner.

66:57

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Sébastien Bassong.

66:31

Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko with a cross.

65:54

Attempt missed. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

64:48 Booking

Booking Leroy Fer (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:41

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:41

Foul by Leroy Fer (Norwich City).

62:00

Offside, Newcastle United. Tim Krul tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

59:29

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

58:31

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:31

Foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City).

57:58

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:58

Dangerous play by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City).

57:10 Booking

Booking Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

57:08

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

57:08

John Ruddy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:48

Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:48

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

55:00

Offside, Norwich City. Gary Hooper tries a through ball, but Russell Martin is caught offside.

51:51

Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

51:18

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

51:18

Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:18

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

48:17

Attempt blocked. Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

46:23

Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

45:00

Second Half begins Norwich City 0, Newcastle United 0.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Norwich City 0, Newcastle United 0.

45:00 +1:11

Attempt missed. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

45:00 +1:08

Attempt blocked. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +0:16

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:16

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).

44:27

Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Martin Olsson with a cross.

43:21

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Mathieu Debuchy.

43:16

Attempt saved. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

42:04

Attempt missed. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi with a cross.

39:29

Attempt blocked. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheick Tioté.

38:53

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Russell Martin.

38:10

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

38:10

Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:08

Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Krul.

36:26

Attempt blocked. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

34:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32:40

Delay in match Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

29:31

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Anthony Pilkington.

26:42

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Russell Martin.

24:54

Attempt saved. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Loïc Remy.

23:40

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko following a fast break.

21:27

Hand ball by Gary Hooper (Norwich City).

20:47

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Bradley Johnson.

20:05

Attempt blocked. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.

19:37

Attempt blocked. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.

18:24

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

18:24

Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:56

Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

16:19

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.

16:16

Attempt blocked. Leroy Fer (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

13:43

Attempt missed. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

13:06

Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:06

Foul by Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City).

12:48

Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:48

Foul by Russell Martin (Norwich City).

11:42

Attempt blocked. Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vurnon Anita with a headed pass.

11:08

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Ryan Bennett.

10:18

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

8:45

Attempt missed. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Cheick Tioté.

8:38

Attempt blocked. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

7:58

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:58

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

2:08

Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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