Pukki stunner denies 10-man Newcastle first PL win of season

A stunning late goal from Teemu Pukki saw Norwich deny Newcastle their first Premier League win of the season, drawing 1-1 after Ciaran Clark's early red card. The pressure was on for both sides headi

Pukki stunner denies 10-man Newcastle first PL win of season

A stunning late goal from Teemu Pukki saw Norwich deny Newcastle their first Premier League win of the season, drawing 1-1 after Ciaran Clark's early red card.

The pressure was on for both sides heading into the game, occupying the bottom two spots in the league table. Eddie Howe's first game in the dugout at St James' Park started in the worst possible fashion, too, when Clark was sent off inside nine minutes after a foul on Pukki.

But Norwich offered very little in response as 10-man Newcastle went ahead early in the second half. There were huge appeals for a penalty as Federico Fernandez's header hit Billy Gilmour's raised arm, and after a lengthy VAR check, the spot-kick was awarded.

Callum Wilson (61) - named Newcastle captain in the absence of the suspended Jamaal Lascelles - took the penalty, which former Magpie Tim Krul pushed onto the underside of the crossbar before it nestled into the back of the net.

But with around ten minutes to go, a stunning volley from Pukki (79) denied Newcastle their first league victory of the season. They are now the fourth side to have failed to win any of first 14 games of a Premier League season and remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

While Norwich were guilty of some sloppy play at St James' Park, they are now unbeaten in three games under Dean Smith and four overall, moving up to 18th with ten points. However, Burnley in 19th have two games in hand after their match against Tottenham on Sunday was postponed due to heavy snow.

What's next?[1]

Newcastle now host Burnley at 3pm on Saturday in the Premier League, while Norwich are at Spurs on Sunday at 2pm.

References

  1. ^ What's next? (www.skysports.com)