Goals: None

Bookings: Cantwell (44, foul); Yedlin (52, foul); Bentaleb (80, foul)

Referee: Martin Atkinson (Leeds) - got the big decisions right and that worked in Newcastle’s favour. 6

Attendance: 52,204

Entertainment: **

Shots on 5 4

Shots off 10 15

Corners 8 12

Fouls 10 15

Offsides 2 2


8 DUBRAVKA: Made the saves when it mattered to make sure Newcastle ended up with a point;

7 Fernandez: Made a telling block in the first half and could have scored a winner himself

5 Lascelles: Had a couple of shaky moments and didn’t look too comfortable on the ball

6 Clark: Has had better afternoons this season but did clear one off the line when Norwich threatened;

5 Yedlin: Apart from the cross that should have led to a goal in the first half, he was not convincing and also collected a caution

5 Bentaleb: Not the sort of influential performance he would have liked on his Premier League bow

6 Hayden: Unlucky to be the man to make way because he put himself about in both directions

6 Ritchie: Plenty of typical desire from the Scot without making a key contribution

5 Almiron: A typical Almiron display in that he was lively, full of energy but without an end product

6 Saint-Maximim: Regularly turning defence into attack but needs to do more in and around the area;

5 Joelinton: Worked hard enough but faded as the minutes ticked by after his first half header was saved


Lazaro (for Yedlin 54): Showed some nice touches. 5

S Longstaff (for Hayden 57): Looked to get on the ball. 5

Rose (for Saint-Maximim 78)

(not used): Darlow (gk), Schar, Lejeune, Atsu.

NORWICH CITY (4-2-3-1): Krul 7; Aarons 6, Zimmermann 7, Hanley 6, Byram 7; Tettey 6 (Hernandez 86), McLean 6; Rupp 5 (Vrancic 89), CANTWELL 7 (Buendia 67), Duda 7; Pukki 6. Subs (not used): Fahrmann (gk), Lewis, Trybull, Drmic.

MAN OF THE MATCH: MARTIN Dubravka – who else? He has saved Newcastle so often.