By Coral Barry
Alan Shearer reminded a jubilant Newcastle that the Tyne-Wear derby draw against Sunderland only helps Norwich in the fight to remain in the Premier League.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 20, 2016
The draw ended a four game losing streak for Newcastle in the league and the weekend’s significance for Norwich was not lost on fellow pundit Gary Lineker.
Great result in the Tyne-Wear derby….for Norwich.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 20, 2016
Norwich’s victory halted a run of six consecutive away defeats and with Sunday’s result, the Canaries will be thinking their relegation escape may have just begun.
After the international break, Newcastle will have the chance to immediately peg back Norwich when they travel to Carrow Road on April 2nd.
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