By Harvey Byrne
Newcastle battled to complete a sensational comeback in their 4-3 victory over Norwich on Wednesday – and the club’s fans took to Twitter to celebrate.
Attackers Yoan Gouffran and Dwight Gayle both scored in stoppage time to earn the Magpies their win, with the latter completing a hat-trick.
The striker opened up the scoring in the first half before Graham Dorrans equalised with a penalty for Norwich. Goals from Cameron Jerome and Jacob Murphy gave the Canaries a two goal lead before Gayle struck back again.
The tie looked to be over, but fans will have been delighted with what they saw with the two late goals and fans took to social media to celebrate the three points.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Nearly ran through my patio doors celebrating that winner, what a day #NUFC
— Matt Stobbart (@Stoblar) September 28, 2016
— James Montague (@GiacMontecchi) September 28, 2016
After that game I'd be willing to take my heart out of my chest put it in rafa's hand and trust him to keep it beating #nufc
— Sam (@Parkersnm) September 28, 2016
Should really kick start our season this. What a win and we are 3rd not 9th. 4 points from Villa (a) & Norwich (h) is good.#nufc
— mårten (@KieronVxu) September 28, 2016
Gayle looks a different player when there's space, we should probably do more of that. #nufc
— Michael Atkinson (@ATKmichael) September 28, 2016
— Caitlin (@heffhoff) September 28, 2016
— Nathan Fox (@Foxy_005) September 28, 2016
Benitez will be overjoyed with the late victory after his side failed to pick up a win in their last two league games.
The north east outfit are looking to return to England’s top flight after suffering relegation from the Premier League in the last campaign.
Fans will have been happy with the club’s start, with the side currently sat in third place with 19 points from their opening 10 games.
The win on Wednesday could prove to be vital with Norwich sat in second place and battling Newcastle for an instant return to England’s highest division.
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