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Lady luck shines on Norwich City as Canaries escape Newcastle United clash with fortunate draw

Tempers flared at Carrow Road. Photo: PA

Norwich City managed to register another vital point in the quest for Premier League survival against high-flying Newcastle United at Carrow Road, despite being comprehensively outplayed for large spells of the game.

The Canaries were very much second best in a fixture that could have ended very differently, with the away side being denied by the woodwork on three separate occasions.

Norwich City were outplayed against Newcastle United. Credit: PA

The extent of the Magpies dominance even led to frustrations boiling over from both the stands and out on the pitch, with Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass appearing to be involved in an altercation with his own fans following a mis-hit corner.

That wasn't the end of the bad feeling however, as both Norwich's Bradley Johnson and Newcastle's Loïc Rémy saw red late on for an off-the-ball scuffle.

Bradley Johnson was shown red late on. Credit: PA

In truth, the Canaries rarely threatened, but ironically Chris Hughton's side could have won it at the death with Tim Krul pulling off a stunning save to keep out a Snodgrass diving header.

Robert Snodgrass could have won it for Norwich City at the death. Credit: PA

Victory would have been undeserved though, and Norwich will see it as a point gained considering the manner of their performance.

The feeling is sure to be very different in the Newcastle camp however, and manager Alan Pardew will be no doubt be wondering just how his team didn't leave Norfolk with all three points.