Charman shot 1-0
12 mins Gillesphey header 2-0
Half time: Magpies 2 Canaries 0
49 mins Aransibia shot 2-1
83 mins Phillips penalty 2-2
Full time: Magpies 2 Canaries 2
Despite racing into a 2-0
lead and including both Jonjo Shelvey and Rolando Aarons in their starting XI, Newcastle's second string were forced to settle for a share of the
points at SJP on Monday.
Shelvey almost opened the scoring on seven minutes when he saw Canaries
goalkeeper Aston Oxborough off his line, but placed his lofted shot just wide.
An opening goal wasn't long in coming though, Shelvey's ball into the box
taken by on Callum Roberts, who set up Luke Charman for a routine
finish at the Leazes End.
A second goal followed within two minutes, Dan Barlaser and Macaulay
Gillesphey taking the parts of Matt Ritchie and Jamaal Lascelles - the
midfielder sending over a corner for the defender to head in.
At that point it looked to be a question of how many Newcastle would score
against a City side who had shipped four goals at Boro a couple of weeks
However the visitors survived and should have halved their arrears after half
an hour, when striker Pierre Fonkeu headed over from close range.
City did make a game of it within five minutes of the restart, when Devonte Aransibia exchanged passes in the box
before firing beyond Freddie Woodman.
Magpies defender Kyle Cameron then looked a certain scorer just before the
hour when in front of goal with the ball at his feet, only for Oxborough to
Shelvey played the full game and his efforts to inspire United ended with him
playing as an extra forward - Aarons having gone off after an insipid 45
minutes (by the way, his namesake Max in Norwich's side is a cousin).
The prospect of a Norwich equaliser began to loom as Newcastle ran out
of steam and a soft penalty award after 83 minutes when Josef Yarney blocked
Kieron Higgs gave the visitors their chance.
Adam Phillips duly tucked his spot kick past Woodman setting up an increasingly
frantic finale during which Roberts ballooned an effort over from Shelvey's
Peter Beardsley's side looked to have got off the hook and clinched the win deep into added time
when Charman pushed into the City area. However he shot across goal and saw
his effort whizz past
the far post, with the unmarked Shelvey pleading for a pass.