Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/10/11
Norwich became just the third team to triumph over Newcastle in the league this season as a double from captain Grant Holt helped the Canaries defeat the 10-man Magpies in a six-goal thriller at Carrow Road. Demba Ba's first-half strike cancelled out Wes Hoolahan's opener before Holt powered home a header to make it 2-1 just before the hour. Dan Gosling saw red for a dangerous two-footed challenge shortly after giving away the ball in the run up to Steve Morison's header which made it 3-1 to the hosts. Ba pulled one back for Newcastle to set up a tense finale, but Holt lost his marker to head home his second eight minutes from time to seal the win. Saturday's game was a chance for Pardew to prove that the bubble has not burst around his team's impressive start to the season, but slack defending from a reshuffled back four will do little to dampen the suggestion that he does not have the strength in depth to mount an unlikely assault on the top four. Last week's 3-0 humbling aga...
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