Yedlin’s heroic performance key to Newcastle’s Norwich comeback

Wow, that was some game. The Championship is known for offering thrills and spills, but Norwich vs. Newcastle last night was quite the showing. The Magpies stole a point late on through Jamaal Lascelles after surrendering a first minute lead via an Ayoze Perez goal to the Canaries, who raced to a 2-1 advantage before 20 minutes had even been played with goals from Jacob Murphy and Cameron Jerome.

The point keeps Rafa Benitez’s boys from the North East clear at the top of the table and may well be looked back on as a vital result in their charge for the title or automatic promotion, with Brighton and even Huddersfield gaining on the Tynesiders.

Although Lascelles has been praised for his heroic late contribution, Newcastle’s player of the night may well have been DeAndre Yedlin, who was amazing from right-back…

The American had more touches of the ball (91) than any other player on the pitch and created six chances – again, an on-pitch high – across the 90 minutes, while throwing in four tackles, which was the highest return of any Newcastle player. The former Seattle Sounders defender also made 80% of his 51 passes stick, while completing six clearances to help keep his side in the game.

 


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