Teemu Pukki denied 10-man Newcastle a first win all season as Norwich earned a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park on Tuesday, nonetheless wasted an infinite probability to deepen the Magpies’ relegation fears.
Newcastle have been an individual fast for larger than 80 minutes after Ciaran Clark seen crimson for flattening Pukki.
However, Norwich have been largely wasteful in making an attempt to make that profit rely and fell behind to Callum Wilson’s penalty on the hour mark.
Pukki smashed home on the volley to equalise 11 minutes from time and Norwich must have claimed an infinite three components in stoppage time when Martin Dubravka saved from Pierre Lees-Melou.
Eddie Howe’s males edge to inside 5 components of safety of their bid to minimise the damage sooner than they will flip to the Saudi sovereign wealth fund to strengthen in the January swap window.
Howe was on the sideline as Newcastle boss at St James’ Park for the first time, having missed the 3-3 draw with Brentford 10 days in the previous after testing constructive for coronavirus.
The former Bournemouth boss could not have requested for a worse start to an important battle between the bottom two sooner than kick-off when Clark inexplicably hauled down Pukki as he threatened to burst clear on objective.
No aspect has conceded additional goals in the Premier League than Newcastle this season, nonetheless Norwich are moreover the lowest scorers and their lack of top quality in the remaining third was obvious as they laboured to create potentialities regardless of dominating possession.
Newcastle appeared to have snatched a first win beneath Saudi ownsership when Billy Gilmour was penalised for handball inside his private discipline after a VAR evaluation.
Tim Krul nearly denied his former membership as he acquired a hand to Wilson’s spot-kick, nonetheless seen the ball rebound in off the underside of the bar.
Allan Saint-Maximin blazed over with an excellent probability to double Newcastle’s lead on the counter-attack.
And that proved costly as Norwich lastly produced a second of top quality.
Dimitris Giannoulis helped the ball once more into the discipline after Dubravka flapped at a cross and Pukki smashed home a volley into the excessive nook.
Norwich then piled on the pressure in the closing phases, nonetheless failed to look out the winner as Dubravka made amends for his half in the equaliser with an important late save.
The Canaries don’t lower than keep unbeaten in three video video games beneath new supervisor Dean Smith as they moved to inside two components of safety.