Norwich edge out Newcastle in a thriller

Apr 2, 2016 - 5:29 PM Norwich City snatched a thrilling 3-2 victory over fellow relegation contenders Newcastle United with a last-gasp strike by their Swedish full back Martin Olsson in a thriller at Carrow Road on Saturday.

It was the third time they had led against a Newcastle side, who are now six points behind their opponents despite substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic twice bringing the visitors level.

Norwich went ahead before the break when Swiss defender Timm Klose headed past Newcastle's third-choice keeper Karl Darlow but Mitrovic levelled in the 71st minute with a glancing header before Dieumerci Mbokani put the hosts back in front.

The Congolese international cut in from the left and smashed the ball into the top corner with his right giving Darlow no chance after 74 minutes, but Serbian Mitrovic then scored again, this time with a penalty, in the 86th after Gary O'Neil handled.

Norwich were not finished though as Olsson raced through and hit the winner with a low drive three minutes into added time.

Source: AAP

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