‘An eruption of joy all over Carrow Road’ - what the nationals said about Norwich City’s vital victory over Newcastle

The Norwich bench and Norwich Manager Alex Neil celebrate victory at Carrow Road against Newcastle.

The Norwich bench and Norwich Manager Alex Neil celebrate victory at Carrow Road against Newcastle. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Here are the national newspapers' views on Norwich City's breathtaking 3-2 win over Newcastle United at Carrow Road.

• The Daily Mail: 'Carrow Road celebrated like a cut of that £8billion TV contract was already theirs. It's not – yet – but this was big. They know it, and Newcastle do too.

Norwich and Newcastle were heading for a point apiece but Olsson had other ideas when he aimed for the far corner and found it as if he was a striker rather than a left-back.

He went berserk and his manager did too, as Alex Neil ran away from his dugout, knowing how big a stride this was towards safety.'

• The Guardian: 'The expression on Martin Olsson's face was almost incredulous. His first goal of the season could not have been struck more crisply, nor at a better time – right at the end of an incredibly dramatic contest that was full of action and laden with consequences for both teams.


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The left-back's stoppage-time winner triggered an eruption of joy all over Carrow Road.'

• The Express: 'This match was not good for the heart, the blood pressure – or Newcastle's survival chances.

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• The Mirror: 'Norwich may yet live to curse their defensive meltdowns, like the 5-4 home defeat by Liverpool, but the influence of Swiss defender Timm Klose is growing more apparent. Klose opened the scoring here, looked a theat at other set pieces and kept Papiss Cisse on a short leash.'

• The Sun: 'It was clear from the first whistle that every player in a Norwich shirt recognised the importance of this match, none more so than defender Martin Olsson, who popped up with the winner in added time.'

• Click here to read Norwich City fans' reaction to the vital victory

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