02.04.2016… Norwich (a)…

Norwich City 3 Newcastle United 2

Carrow Road… Saturday April 2nd… 3pm

Attendance: 27,137

Ticket: £30 (£10 Reduction from Away Fund) – Programme: £3.50

The first of two long Saturdays in succession…

An early(ish) start from the Midlands, changes at Leicester and Peterborough (Waitrose refuel), into Norwich for quarter past one. In hope rather than expectation…

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Pre Match: Newcastle Warm Up…

Then it was the usual story. A reasonable first five minutes, followed by forty minutes of dross. Even so, it looked as if we were going to go in level, until some bright spark amongst our support decided to keep hold of the ball at a free kick. When the ball was finally returned, Norwich swung it in and scored. The marking was woeful but the delay didn’t really help…

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first until the introduction of Mitrovic, within ten minutes his looping header made it 1-1. Almost immediately we fell behind for a second time before Mitrovic levelled again from the penalty spot. Into the final five minutes and we pushed for a winner, Cisse forcing Ruddy into a cracking save…

Into added time and Norwich scored a third, 3-2, game (and possibly season) over…

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First Half Action: Norwich Attack…

Another four hours back, much of it spent on another three trains (Norwich – Ely – Nuneaton -Home). Arrived back to find my Southampton ticket lying on the mat…

Maybe, just maybe…?

Norwich City; Ruddy, Wisdom, Bennett, Klose, Olsson, Jarvis (Redmond 75), Howson, O’Neil, Brady, Naismith (Hoolahan 81) Mbokani (Jerome 85)

Not Used; Rudd, Bassong, Bamford, Mulumbu

Goals; Klose (45+2), Mbokani 74, Olsson (90+3)

Newcastle United; Darlow, Janmaat, Mbemba, Taylor, Anita (Mitrovic 62), Tiote (Perez 46), Shelvey, Townsend, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Cisse

Not Used; Woodman, Sterry, Lascelles, De Jong, Riviere

Goals; Mitrovic (71, 86pen)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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