2021-22 English Premier League
  • Joelinton (35', 41')
  • Bruno Guimarães (49')

Samba style propels Newcastle to 3-0 win over Norwich

Newcastle United's Brazilian contingent sprung to the fore as Joelinton scored a brace and Bruno Guimaraes netted one more in an emphatic 3-0 Premier League victory over struggling Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.

The win moves Newcastle into the top half of the table and is another sign of their rapid improvement under manager Eddie Howe, who steered the side to their first league victory at Norwich in 28 years.

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But their hosts slipped closer to relegation to the Championship and are now eight points from safety with five matches left to play.

After a bright start in which forward Teemu Pukki should have given them the lead, they capitulated with three pieces of poor defending.

Joelinton opened the scoring on 35 minutes with his first goal since February as Norwich failed to clear a low pass across the box, leaving the midfielder to sweep the ball into the back of the net from 12 yards.

His second was a much simpler finish as Jacob Murphy burst into the Norwich box under little pressure and passed the ball to the back post for the Brazilian to tap in.

Any hopes of a home comeback were doused early in the second half as the home side were again their own worst enemies. Goalkeeper Tim Krul played a poor pass out of defence that was intercepted by Guimaraes, who chipped the ball back over the gloveman in style.