Newcastle 6 Norwich 2 – Instant fan/writer reaction
Newcastle 6 Norwich 2 Sunday 18 October 4pm
Newcastle: Wijnaldum 14, 26, 66, 85 Perez 33 Motrovic 64
Norwich: Mbokani 20, Redmond 34
We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle, to talk about some aspect of the match:
“A much needed confidence boost with six goals and three points.
“Much better going forward but still very shaky at the back.
“Hopefully there will be a few teams who are as bad as Norwich visiting SJP this season.”
“Gerrin! So pleased to see the lads get their first win, deservedly so.
“Credit to Norwich for their attacking play, we exploited the gaps they left and some!
“Felt nervy up until half time but once the team clicked into gear there was no stopping us.
“Great confidence boost going into next week.
“Gini will get the plaudits but Moussa deserves massive credit for his contribution today, brilliant!”
“A day to smile.
“A day to celebrate a goal like I haven’t done for a long while at the Leazes end…Mitro!
“Forget about it being against a really poor team, we scored SIX goals.
“I was waiting for the lap of honour…”
“Hands up who saw that one coming?
“There is life in the auld dog yet! Get in man.
“Norwich were game and constantly threw bodies forward which played into our hands.
“Amazing from Gini, buzzing with Mitro’s goal too. Massive monkey off our backs. Praise be, happy Sunday!”
“Crisis? What crisis?
“Masterclass from Wijnaldum.
“Shocking defending for both goals but I’ll let Sissoko off as he was excellent going forwards.
“Got momentum going into next week, who’ve we got again?”
“We rode our luck today at times but you can’t argue with scoring six goals.
“Wojnaldum was fantastic and both teams obviously forgot to bring their defenders to the match.”
“Whodathunk it! Maybe the start of a run!”
These are the key stats as provided by BBC Sport;
Possession was 44% Newcastle and 56% Norwich
Total shots was 11 for Newcastle and Norwich 18
Shots on target was Newcastle 6 and Norwich 6
While corners was Newcastle 3 and Norwich 7
Team: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett (Haidara 65), Colback, Tiote (Anita 46), Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic (Cisse 88)
Unused Subs: Woodman, de Jong, Lascelles, Thauvin
Ref: Anthony Taylor
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