NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Relegation from the English Premier League is looming closer for Norwich after it missed a chance for three valuable points in drawing with Newcastle 0-0 on Saturday.
Teemu Pukki’s 11 goals this season have made him a hero of Norwich’s struggle against the drop, but the Finn wasted good chances to score in Newcastle.
Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka was on good form to stop a header from Norwich’s Sam Byram early on. Pukki had a half-volley saved by Dubravka in the 17th minute and then another shot blocked in the 29th after he initially got through the Newcastle defense.
Pukki again missed a good chance to score with 20 minutes remaining.
At the other end, Norwich keeper Tim Krul kept his old club at bay with a save from Joelinton before Miguel Almiron missed on the rebound.
Norwich has won just one of its last 12 games in the league and is seven points off 17th-placed Aston Villa.
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