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January 29, 2014 3:45 AM SGT
Carrow Road — Norwich, Norfolk
Referee:‬ C. Foy‎
Attendance:‬ 26762‎
 
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Norwich City
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Norwich City

Norwich 0-0 Newcastle: Remy & Johnson see red in stalemate

The French striker hit the woodwork a number of times before the pair were both dismissed for a coming together late on, with the home side holding on for an important point

Nicholas McGee

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Newcastle United rued several missed chances as they failed to take advantage of their dominance in a 0-0 draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

The visitors' build-up to the game had been overshadowed by the imminent departure of Yohan Cabaye, who is poised to join Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

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Full-time at Carrow Road as both sides are forced to settle for a point, after both ending the match with ten men. Newcastle were by far the better side with Loic Remy hitting the woodwork a remarkable three times.

However the Frenchman was later dismissed, alongside Bradley Johnson, after the pair clashed in what was an ill-tempered encounter.

Having clashed with supporters in the first half, Robert Snodgrass immediately heads to the same corner as the incident at the final whistle, to offer an apologetic round of applause to home supporters.
However, that appeared to be of little distraction to Alan Pardew's men who dominated proceedings without finding a way past Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Hatem Ben Arfa and Loic Remy provided most of the threat in the encounter, the latter hitting the woodwork in each half. Both teams finished the game with 10 men as Remy and Johnson were sent off following a melee in the final 10 minutes.

Norwich brought in Anthony Pilkington in place of on-loan winger Jonas Gutierrez, ineligible to play against his parent club. Meanwhile, Ben Arfa came in for the absent Cabaye and Sammy Ameobi taking the spot of the injured Yoan Gouffran in attack beside Remy, who threatened almost immediately, curling wide in the second minute.

The visitors continued to dictate the play and would have gone ahead 18 minutes in but for a fine save from Ruddy. The keeper did well to save a close-range Remy strike following a slick Newcastle move involving Ben Arfa and Moussa Sissoko.

Ruddy had to be alert again to prevent Sebastien Bassong from slicing into his own net soon after, before Johnson turned Remy's cross against his own post.

Luck continued to desert Pardew's men as their flurry of chances continued, Remy seeing a magnificent 24th-minute effort hit the post before Ruddy denied Ben Arfa with a strong stop.

Norwich did manage to gain something of a foothold in the game as the first period wore on, but should have been behind just before the break. However, Ben Arfa's lack of composure after Sammy Ameobi’s pull-back to let them off the hook.

The hosts made a better start to the second half but Newcastle remained the more dangerous in front of goal, Remy striking the crossbar with a free-kick.

Ben Arfa went close with another set-piece on 67 minutes, but the Frenchman was forced off less than 10 minutes later and replaced by Shola Ameobi.

Norwich created their first real chance of the game shortly after that switch, Gary Hooper rattling the bar from close range.

It was an ill-tempered end to the game as Johnson and Remy each saw the red for their part in a scuffle, meaning the QPR loanee will miss Newcastle's Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland on Saturday.

Despite their dominance, the visitors had keeper Tim Krul to thank for preserving a point as he kept out Robert Snodgrass’ point-blank header with a superb reflex save.


Norwich City

1
John Ruddy
Goalkeeper
3.50
2
Russell Martin
Defender
2.50
5
S. Bassong
Defender
2.50
23
Martin Olsson
Defender
2.50
24
Ryan Bennett
Defender
3.00
4
Bradley Johnson
Midfielder
82′
2.00
7
Robert Snodgrass
Midfielder
2.00
10
Leroy Fer
Midfielder
66′
2.00
12
Anthony Pilkington
Midfielder
71′
2.50
9
2.00
11
Gary Hooper
Striker
84′
3.00

Newcastle United

3.00
1
Tim Krul
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
3.00
6
3.00
26
3.00
27
3.00
7
Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder
58′
3.00
8
Vurnon Anita
Midfielder
3.00
10
Hatem Ben Arfa
Midfielder
75′
3.00
24
Cheikh Tiote
Midfielder
3.00
14
Loïc Remy
Striker
82′
3.00
28

Substitutes

13
Mark Bunn
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
18
 - 
22
Nathan Redmond
Midfielder
71′
2.50
27
 - 
16
2.50
19
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Substitutes

 - 
21
Rob Elliot
Goalkeeper
 - 
13
 - 
19
 - 
36
 - 
15
Dan Gosling
Midfielder
2.50
23
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