Newcastle United v Norwich City stats

Summer signing Robert Snodgrass was yet again the hardest working player at Norwich City boss Chris Hughton's disposal against West Ham. The Scot covered 6.86 miles against the Hammers.

Snodgrass also complemented this stamina with speed against West Ham where he was also Norwich's fastest player, having been recorded by the EA Sports Player Performance Index as running at 23.05 mph, the seventh fastest speed recorded so far this season.

Bradley Johnson has turned in some solid performances but he will be looking to stay away from the attention of the officials against Newcastle. He's already committed 12 fouls this season – though City have yet to receive a yellow card.

A dramatic late goal from Demba Ba saved a point for Newcastle against the unfortunate Everton on Monday evening to give Alan Pardew's side a valuable point in a thrilling encounter.

French midfielder Yohan Cabaye epitomised Newcastle's refusal to give up against Everton. He ran for 6.35 miles, second only to Everton's Leon Osman.

Davide Santon again proved his value down the flank as he was Newcastle's fastest player against Everton. The Player Performance Index clocked him at 21.15 mph.

Nullifying the delivery of Hatem Ben Arfa will be crucial to Norwich's chances of success. The talented Frenchman has whipped in 11 crosses so far this season.