Result: Norwich City 4-2 Newcastle United

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Grant Holt scores twice as Norwich City defeat Newcastle United at Carrow Road this afternoon.

Newcastle United's recent losing form continued at Carrow Road this afternoon at the hands of Norwich City.

The hosting Canaries broke the deadlock six minutes before the break when Irish midfielder Wes Hoolahan turned in a corner from Andrew Crofts. However, Newcastle felt aggrieved by the goal as they claimed that a corner should never have been awarded.

The away side were not behind for long though, with Demba Ba levelling up the score in stoppage time by slotting the ball past Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Just before the hour-mark Norwich went back in front courtesy of Grant Holt, who headed his 50th league goal for the club from close range.

Holt's strike partner Steve Morison then found the net in the 63rd by heading in a cross from Crofts.

The situation deteriorated further for Alan Pardew's Newcastle soon after when midfielder Dan Gosling was handed a straight red card for a late challenge on Russell Martin.

Despite their numerical disadvantage Newcastle managed to pull a goal back through Ba, who collected possession from Shola Ameobi before scoring from the edge of the area.

Holt sealed the points for Norwich with another headed goal in the 82nd minute; on this occasion Bradley Johnson was the provider.

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