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25-year-old Newcastle senior player reveals three things that were key to beating Norwich

By Will Butcher

Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow has revealed the three factors that gave Newcastle their dramatic 4-3 win against Norwich.

The former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper is expected to keep his place between the sticks for the Toon, as they face bottom of the table Rotherham at the New York Stadium.

Speaking to the Shields Gazzette, the 25-year-old claimed that Newcastle’s resilience, passion and determination gave the North East outfit the win against all odds.

“We showed resilience, passion and the determination to never give up,” Darlow told the Shields Gazette. “We’ve got immense talent in this team, which we know will get us a long way.

“To know we’ve got the fight and desire to get us back into games like that is going to stand us in good stead for the Championship.”

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Darlow returned to the Newcastle starting line up for the first time in the league this season against the Canaries, and was unlucky in conceding three goals.

The shot stopper was given little chance as Norwich scored a penalty through Graham Dorrans, before an impeccable finish from Cameron Jerome and a huge deflection on Jacob Murphy’s strike found their way past the Toon’s number 26.

The win pushed Rafa Benitez’s side to within three points of league leaders Huddersfield, and a win against Rotherham today could see Newcastle sit on top of the pile come 5pm due to their superior goal difference.

Darlow joined Newcastle back in 2014 along with captain Jamaal Lascelles but was instantly loaned back to Nottingham Forest. He has since made 13 appearances for the Championship giants in all competitions.

In other Newcastle news, Ian Holloway has predicted the result of Newcastle’s clash with Alan Stubbs’ Rotherham.