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Norwich City 0-3 Newcastle United: Joelinton double sends Magpies into top half

By Emlyn BegleyBBC Sport
Joelinton
Joelinton doubled his goal tally for the season in the first half of the game at Carrow Road

Joelinton marked his 100th Premier League appearance with two goals as Newcastle moved up to ninth and sent Norwich closer to relegation.

Kieran Dowell skied two good chances with first-time efforts for the hosts, who are now eight points adrift with five games to go.

Joelinton scored the opener when he swept a lovely finish into the top corner from Allan Saint-Maximin's pass.

He added a second when he slotted in at a tight angle from Jacob Murphy's ball after Newcastle got in behind Norwich's defence.

Those were only his third and fourth goals of the season.

Another Brazilian in Bruno Guimaraes scored United's third, chipping Tim Krul after the Norwich keeper had passed the ball directly to him.

Only Liverpool have picked up more Premier League points in 2022 than Newcastle's 32. This is the first time since May 2014 that Newcastle have been as high as ninth this far into a season - and that is despite them spending 150 days in the relegation zone.

Newcastle have incredible desire to win - Howe

Five months a long time in football

When these sides met in November, a 1-1 draw at St James' Park, Newcastle were bottom of the table with no wins from 14 games. No team had ever stayed up from that position.

Norwich were three points and two places above them.

But Newcastle's fortunes have turned entirely with the Saudi Arabian takeover, Howe's management and several big January signings.

One of Howe's biggest successes has been changing Joelinton from a goal-shy striker to a combative midfielder - although he was back up front in this game as £25m Chris Wood was left on the bench.

His first goal came when Norwich defenders failed to clear Saint-Maximin's pass after good wing play by Murphy, a goal which eventually stood after a video assistant referee check for a possible Murphy offside.

Guimaraes sent Murphy and Joe Willock through with a lovely through ball - as both got in behind the Norwich defence - with Joelinton scoring from Murphy's ball at the back post.

Norwich gave Newcastle a helping hand - Smith

Norwich were well beaten by the time Krul's lazy pass to Kenny McLean was cut out by £35m winter recruit Guimaraes, who lofted the ball over the Dutch keeper.

Joelinton had one chance for a hat-trick, shooting at Krul from outside the box, before he was replaced by Miguel Almiron in the 67th minute.

At one stage Newcastle fans were dreaming of 17th place and safety. Now they are 15 points clear of the relegation zone.

Things could have been different had Dowell taken either of his first-half chances for Norwich. First he lobbed over from Mathias Normann's pass and then he sliced over from Teemu Pukki's cut-back.

Dean Smith's side's fate is all but sealed now with eight points to catch up in five games - plus a worse goal difference and more games played than most of the teams above them.

Even if Pukki had scored a chance when he fired wide of the far post, they never looked like coming back.

Player of the match

JoelintonJoelinton

with an average of 9.05

Norwich City

  1. Squad number22Player namePukki
    Average rating

    4.99

  2. Squad number1Player nameKrul
    Average rating

    4.96

  3. Squad number5Player nameHanley
    Average rating

    4.56

  4. Squad number3Player nameByram
    Average rating

    4.35

  5. Squad number17Player nameRashica
    Average rating

    4.35

  6. Squad number10Player nameDowell
    Average rating

    4.33

  7. Squad number23Player nameMcLean
    Average rating

    4.30

  8. Squad number20Player nameLees-Melou
    Average rating

    4.25

  9. Squad number6Player nameZimmermann
    Average rating

    4.23

  10. Squad number30Player nameGiannoulis
    Average rating

    4.10

  11. Squad number16Player nameNormann
    Average rating

    4.08

  12. Squad number46Player nameRowe
    Average rating

    3.77

  13. Squad number18Player nameTzolis
    Average rating

    3.75

  14. Squad number2Player nameAarons
    Average rating

    3.57

Newcastle United

  1. Squad number7Player nameJoelinton
    Average rating

    9.05

  2. Squad number39Player nameBruno Guimarães
    Average rating

    8.92

  3. Squad number10Player nameSaint-Maximin
    Average rating

    8.31

  4. Squad number28Player nameWillock
    Average rating

    8.06

  5. Squad number33Player nameBurn
    Average rating

    8.02

  6. Squad number24Player nameAlmirón
    Average rating

    8.02

  7. Squad number13Player nameTargett
    Average rating

    7.99

  8. Squad number23Player nameMurphy
    Average rating

    7.88

  9. Squad number1Player nameDúbravka
    Average rating

    7.84

  10. Squad number17Player nameKrafth
    Average rating

    7.82

  11. Squad number11Player nameRitchie
    Average rating

    7.67

  12. Squad number34Player nameGayle
    Average rating

    7.42

  13. Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff
    Average rating

    7.31

  14. Squad number6Player nameLascelles
    Average rating

    7.30

Line-ups

Norwich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Krul
  • 3Byram
  • 5Hanley
  • 6ZimmermannSubstituted forAaronsat 58'minutes
  • 30Giannoulis
  • 16NormannSubstituted forRoweat 58'minutes
  • 23McLean
  • 10Dowell
  • 20Lees-Melou
  • 17RashicaSubstituted forTzolisat 75'minutes
  • 22Pukki

Substitutes

  • 2Aarons
  • 4Gibson
  • 8Gilmour
  • 11Placheta
  • 18Tzolis
  • 19Sørensen
  • 21Williams
  • 28Gunn
  • 46Rowe

Newcastle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Dúbravka
  • 17Krafth
  • 6Lascelles
  • 33Burn
  • 13Targett
  • 36S Longstaff
  • 39Guimarães Rodriguez MouraBooked at 51minsSubstituted forGayleat 87'minutes
  • 28Willock
  • 23MurphySubstituted forRitchieat 74'minutes
  • 7JoelintonSubstituted forAlmirónat 67'minutes
  • 10Saint-MaximinBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 5Schär
  • 8Shelvey
  • 11Ritchie
  • 18Fernández
  • 19Manquillo
  • 20Wood
  • 24Almirón
  • 26Darlow
  • 34Gayle
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
26,910

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 0, Newcastle United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Newcastle United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonathan Rowe (Norwich City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Aarons.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joseph Willock.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joseph Willock (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Allan Saint-Maximin.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dan Burn (Newcastle United).

  7. Post update

    Kenny McLean (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dimitris Giannoulis (Norwich City).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Dwight Gayle replaces Bruno Guimarães.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Emil Krafth.

  12. Post update

    Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Rowe (Norwich City).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joseph Willock (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Miguel Almirón.

  15. Post update

    Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Christos Tzolis (Norwich City).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Christos Tzolis replaces Milot Rashica.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Matt Ritchie replaces Jacob Murphy.

  19. Post update

    Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Rowe (Norwich City).

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