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Newcastle 0-0 Norwich: Bore draw at St James' Park as Canaries edge closer to Premier League relegation Norwich are eight points adrift of safety after their draw at St James' Park  The two best chances fell to Teemu Pukki but he was denied by Martin Dubravka Danny Rose made his Newcastle United debut as a second half substitute 

By Craig Hope for MailOnline

Published: 16:57 GMT, 1 February 2020 | Updated: 17:15 GMT, 1 February 2020

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This was a better result for Newcastle than it was Norwich, who dominated their hosts in every department yet left with a solitary point that does little to boost their survival chances.

Daniel Farke’s side cannot play this well and fail to win, not with games fast running out.

It said much of how superior they were that full-time brought jeers for Steve Bruce and his team. 

Newcastle and Norwich played out a dull 0-0 draw bereft of clear cut chances on Saturday

Martin Dubravka was the busier of the two goalkeepers and pulled off two fine saves

Martin Dubravka was the busier of the two goalkeepers and pulled off two fine saves

Todd Cantwell saw a penalty appeal dismissed by VAR after a tackle by Sean Longstaff

Todd Cantwell saw a penalty appeal dismissed by VAR after a tackle by Sean Longstaff

Bruce, though, will take this, a fourth match unbeaten that lifts them to 10th in the Premier League.

For his opposite number it is an opportunity missed and Norwich are seven points from safety with Liverpool, Wolves and Leicester next up. This, then, was two points dropped.

Not since November have Newcastle scored in the first half at home and that statistic was rarely in danger of being reversed here.

Match facts and player ratings

Newcastle (3-4-2-1: Dubravka 7; Fernandez 6.5, Lascelles 6, Clark 6; Yedlin 6.5 (Lazaro 54, 5), Bentaleb 5.5, Hayden 5 (S Longstaff 57, 6), Ritchie 6; Almiron 5.5, Saint-Maximin 6 (Rose 78, 5); Joelinton 5

Subs: Darlow, Schar, Lejeune, Atsu

Bookings: Yedlin, Bentaleb

Manager: Steve Bruce 5

Norwich (4-2-3-1) Krul 6.5; Aarons 6.5, Zimmermann 6,5, Hanley 7, Byram 7; Tettey 6.5 (Hernandez 86), McLean 7; Rupp 6 (Vrancic 89), Duda 6.5, Cantwell 7.5 (Buendia 67, 6); Pukki 6.5

Subs: Fahrmann, Lewis, Trybull, Drmic

Bookings:

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