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Summary

  1. Hosts turn it around in stoppage time
  2. Murphy had put Norwich 3-1 up
  3. Newcastle up to third with win

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By Brent Pilnick

All times stated are UK

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FT: Newcastle 4-3 Norwich

Dwight Gayle
Rex Features

If you're only tuning in now having watched the Champions League you missed a cracker at St James' Park.

Dwight Gayle put Newcastle ahead early on, and could have had a hat-trick within 35 minutes, but City levelled on the stroke of half time through a Graham Dorrans penalty.

Cameron Jerome and Jacob Murphy had put Norwich two-goals clear, but in the fifth minute of stoppage time Yoan Gouffran levelled for the hosts before Gayle got his hat-trick seconds later. 

The result lifts Newcastle up to third place in the Championship while Norwich remain second, a point ahead of the Magpies.

I'm off for a lie down...

FT Newcastle 4-3 Norwich

Congratulations @dwightgayle on a brilliant hat-trick and an amazing comeback and result! #toonarmy #NUFC

FT Newcastle 4-3 Norwich

Rob Butler

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

What is it with Alex Neil and substitutions that he has to tinker with it and mess with it? 

He's messed around with it today and he's lost the game.

FT Newcastle 4-3 Norwich

Steve Harper

Former Newcastle keeper on BBC Radio 5 live

Norwich will play better than they did tonight, they're unfortunate to go away with nothing. Alex Neil will try and pick his players up as quick as possible, but sadly for him they didn't start or finish the game well.   

Stop the world, I want to get off!

FT: Newcastle 4-3 Norwich

Dwight Gayle
Rex Features

What an amazing end to a football match. 

Newcastle looked dead and buried as the clock ticked into stoppage time, but fair play to Rafa's men, they never gave up and managed to break Norwich's hearts. 

FT: Newcastle 4-3 Norwich

Steve Harper

Former Newcastle keeper on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Norwich could have gone 4-2 up! It was good, persistent play from Newcastle - they had to go direct late on. Somehow, they've won the game.

FULL-TIME

Newcastle 4-3 Norwich

That's it! 3-1 down - 4-3 winners. What a barnstorming end to this match. Newcastle go up to third in the Championship. 

Newcastle 4-3 Norwich

Steve Harper

Former Newcastle keeper on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

It looks like it's the most unlikely of wins! A big win! They might just have done it!

GOAL Newcastle 4-3 Norwich

Dwight Gayle

Oh. My Word. What a turnaround. Dwight Gayle brings the ball down at the edge of the area, moves a couple of yards into the box and fires low past Michael McGovern to get his a hat-trick. Nothing more than the former Barnet man deserves for all the chances he has had. 

GOAL Newcastle 3-3 Norwich

Yoan Gouffran

Yoan Gouffran nets from close range to level.

SUBSTITUTION

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

On loan Chelsea attacker Christian Atsu replaces Paul Dummett for Newcastle.

Six minutes of stoppage time

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

That's 360 seconds...

Pressure, pressure, pressure

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Newcastle starting to throw everything at Norwich, with the big man Mitrovic the focal point of their balls into the box. Can the Magpies get a late equaliser?

SUBSTITUTION

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Fresh legs up front for Norwich as they try and close out the win - Nelson Oliveira replaces Cameron Jerome.

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Newcastle win a free-kick around 30 yards out in a central position, but Dwight Gayle blasts it just past the top corner and out for a goal kick.

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Aleksandar Mitrovic heads Hayden's cross just wide for Newcastle - the Serb's second decent chance since coming on as a substitute. 

SUBSTITUTION

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Norwich make a change - Ryan Bennett on for Jacob Murphy

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Norwich's Michael McGovern makes a great save from Gayle as he volleyed goalwards looking for a hat-trick. We've got an entertaining final few minutes here. 

YELLOW CARD

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

We're up to nine bookings now. Jamaal Lascelles and Cameron Jerome are yellow-carded after a 'disagreement'.

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Steve Harper

Former Newcastle keeper on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

I'd be very surprised if this match finishes 11 v 11. The referee really does need to be strong now!

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Newcastle fans shout for a penalty as Matt Ritchie goes down in the area under a challenge from Bassong, but it would have been very soft if that would have been given.

YELLOW CARD (Mitrovic)

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

It hasn't taken him long - substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic goes straight into the referee's book.

Martin Olsson goes into the book for Norwich too.

All that from an off-the-ball-incident. They both lost their tempers. Things are getting rather heated!

SUBSTITUTIONS (Newcastle)

Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Newcastle make a double change, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Isaac Hayden replacing Mohamed Diame and Jack Colback.

Newcastle 2-3 Norwcih

Steve Harper

Former Newcastle keeper on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Dwight Gayle pulled it down and hit it early, after a wonderful ball from Jonjo Shelvey.

Newcastle are right back in it!

GOAL Newcastle 2-3 Norwich

Dwight Gayle

It's all go here... Seconds after going two goals down Dwight Gayle pops up to get his second of the game to ensure a barnstorming finish at St James' Park. 

The pacey forward gets on the end of Shelvey's superb pass and fires past Michael McGovern.

GOAL Newcastle 1-3 Norwich

Jacob Murphy

Surely it's all over now? Jacob Murphy picks the ball up 30-dd yards out, comes forward and blasts a shot which takes a deflection off Jamal Lascelles and loops over Karl Darlow.  

Newcastle 1-2 Norwich

Time for Rafa to earn his big money. 

Newcastle haven't created much in the last few minutes and you feel that Norwich will be happy to sit back and take the three points.

YELLOW CARD

Graham Dorrans

Yellow card for delaying the taking of a Newcastle free kick.

YELLOW CARD

Jonathan Howson

Foul on Ciaran Clark.

Newcastle 1-2 Norwich

Ciaran Clark is back on the field after that whack on the hooter. Magic cotton wool in the nostrils and everything is OK.

Newcastle 1-2 Norwich

Newcastle centre-back Ciaran Clark is down having treatment after a clash of heads. Looks like he's taken a bang to his nose. 

Yellow army

Newcastle 1-2 Norwich

'Yellow army, yellow army' is all you can hear from the small band of Norwich fans who've made the long and tricky journey to the north east this evening.

They've not seen many chances for their team, but Alex Neil's side have taken what opportunities they have had.

'A wonderful shot'

Newcastle 1-2 Norwich

Steve Harper

Former Newcastle keeper on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Cameron Jerome is allowed to come inside, looks up and curls a wonderful shot up into the far corner.

Norwich will be delighted. They've countered well and they're on top.

GOAL Newcastle 1-2 Norwich

Cameron Jerome

Cameron Jerome (centre, left)
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Cameron Jerome curls a stunner past Karl Darlow for his fourth goal of the season. 

Four shots, two goals, Norwich are going top of the Championship if the score stays as it is tonight.

Newcastle 1-1 Norwich

Graham Dorrans shoots wide of the Newcastle goal after a ball from Robbie Brady.

Take your chances...

Newcastle 1-1 Norwich

Newcastle had 12 shots to Norwich's two in the first half. Ruthless efficiency from Norwich or profligacy from Newcastle?

Newcastle 1-1 Norwich

Steve Harper

Former Newcastle keeper on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

It's a big 15 minutes for Newcastle now. This could well be one of their season-defining moments.

If Norwich do start well, the (home) crowd could well get a bit restless.

KICK-OFF

Newcastle 1-1 Norwich

So after an entertaining first period the scores are level between these two sides who were relegated from the Premier League last season.

Will we get a repeat of the 6-2 score here last season, or the 3-2 at Carrow Road back in April? 

Stay tuned here for the next 45 minutes to find out. 

Elsewhere tonight...

Wednesday's Champions League action

Meanwhile, north of the border, they're enjoying quite a game - Man City have come from behind twice to go in 2-2 at the break away to Celtic, in a pulsating match.

And it is all going well for Arsenal so far, against Basel. The Londoners are 2-0 up.

Oh and Barcelona? They're losing.

You can follow the action from Celtic Park here.

Mixed 45 mins for Gayle

HT: Newcastle 1-1 Norwich

Grant Holt

Former Norwich City striker on BBC Radio Norfolk

Dwight Gayle should have had a hat-trick. He missed two absolute sitters.