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St James' Park, Newcastle (ATT 49,402) 23rd September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: N Swarbrick

Newcastle Newcastle United vs Norwich City Norwich

Newcastle 1

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  1. The full-time whistle goes and Newcastle have emerged triumphant, but it has been a tough battle and Norwich can hold their heads high despite the 1-0 defeat which leaves them still without a win this season.

  2. 90+3

    Newcastle are really struggling to hold on to the ball at the moment and Norwich are pressing hard, but they have not carved out many clear-cut openings and it looks like the home team will cling on for three points.

  3. 90+1

    A promising Newcastle counter-attack is stopped in its tracks as Gabriel Obertan is clattered into, much to the frustration of the Magpies bench.

  4. 90

    Steve Harper is quickly off his line once again to deny Simeon Jackson from a tight angle, as four minutes of stoppage time are signalled.

  5. 88

    Cheick Tiote is now cautioned after jumping into Grant Holt, and it has to be said the Newcastle man has looked decidedly angry ever since he came on to the pitch.

  6. 87

    Jonny Howson picks up a yellow card after a wild challenge on Cheick Tiote, who had been trying to dribble his way out of defence for the second time in as many minutes.

  7. 86

    James Perch has to sprint back to cut out a Grant Holt cross after Cheick Tiote lost position in an advanced area to give Norwich the chance to break.

  8. 84

    Hatem Ben Arfa has produced another sparkling display but his work is done for the day as he comes off for the final few minutes, replaced by Shola Ameobi.

  9. 82

    The ball is slipped through to Demba Ba as Leon Barnett loses his footing, but the Norwich defender recovers quickly enough to put the pressure on the Newcastle striker and his shot from the edge of the area is safely held by John Ruddy.

  10. 81

    Simoen Jackson will have around ten minutes to make an important contribution after being summoned from the bench to replace Andrew Surman.

  11. 79

    Russell Martin seeks out Grant Holt with a cross from the right but it just curls away too much and allows Steven Taylor to get his head to the ball first.

  12. 78

    There is tension around the ground as the clock ticks down, with Norwich still carrying an attacking threat and desperate to find an equaliser.

  13. 76

    Cheick Tiote is given a warm welcome as Alan Pardew brings on the midfielder in place of Vurnon Anita, allowing James Perch to revert to right-back.

  14. 74

    Gabriel Obertan looks determined to make an impact but there is no way past Norwich's defence on this occasion.

  15. 72

    Leon Barnett tackles Demba Ba and sets Norwich on the attack, but Jonas Gutierrez is very disciplined when it comes to fulfilling his defensive duties and blocks Russell Martin's cross.

  16. 70

    Norwich have also decided to make a change, replacing Steve Morison with Grant Holt.

  17. 69

    That will be Papiss Cisse'a last act of the day, but he is given a decent round of applause as he makes way for Gabriel Obertan.

  18. 67

    Papiss Cisse is starting to look frustrated now, as he heads horribly over the crossbar following a beautifully flighted left-wing cross from Vurnon Anita.

  19. 65

    There is some concern following a clash of heads between James Perch and Robert Snodgrass, with the Newcastle man visibly groggy as the physios come on to check their wellbeing. It looks like both players will be fine to continue.

  20. 63

    John Ruddy pulls off a routine save from Mike Williamson's header as Newcastle strive to double their advantage.

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