Sunday 18 March 2012
Alan Pardew's Newcastle consolidated their sixth place in the Barclays Premier League courtesy of a slender victory over Norwich at the Sports Direct Arena.
Newcastle took the lead with only 11 minutes on the clock when Jonas Gutierrez swung over a cross from the left and Papiss Cisse brilliantly diverted the ball past John Ruddy.
Demba Ba and Cisse were both denied by superb Ruddy saves before half-time, while Newcastle keeper Tim Krul had to be at his best to tip over Zak Whitbread's header shortly after the interval.
Ba scuffed a shot in front of goal late on, but Newcastle held on to secure another valuable three points.
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