Dijks produced form worthy of permanent deal vs. Newcastle

Although it wasn’t the result Norwich fans had hoped for, the Carrow Road faithful were treated to a cracking Championship contest last night, ending 2-2 following a late comeback from Newcastle United.

The second-tier pace-setters opened the scoring in the first minute through Ayoze Perez but found themselves behind just 16 minutes later as Jacob Murphy and Cameron Jerome quickly made it 2-1.

Unfortunately, however, the Canaries couldn’t hold on as Jamaal Lascelles found the net with the game drawing to a close.

Nonetheless, Alex Neil will be pleased with a point against a side nailed on for promotion this season and crucial to that result was January loan signing Mitchel Dijks.

As our infographic shows, the Ajax ace made massive contributions at both ends of the pitch, completing four clearances, three interceptions and two tackles whilst notching up two created chances, four crosses and five dribbles – the last three statistics being the most of any Norwich player.

The former Netherlands U21 is on loan at Carrow Road until the end of the season, but his performance last night suggested Neil will be keen to make the deal permanent.