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6 March 2017

Jaiyesimi and Adams strike in the second half

NORWICH City's Under-23s completed a second half comeback to earn a 2-1 Premier League 2 win over Newcastle United at Whitley Park

The Canaries named a much younger team than the side that beat Dinamo Zagreb a week ago, with Aston Oxborough, Max Aarons and Conor McGrandles among those to come into the eleven.

Newcastle's influence steadily grew in the first half and they took the lead soon after the half hour mark.

Victor Fernandez's initial shot was well parried by Oxborough but Luke Charman was there to follow up on the rebound and convert to give the Magpies the lead.

Just before half-time Fernandez saw a deflected effort of his own flash wide, with the home team having to settle for the one-goal advantage at the break.

Eleven minutes into the second half, however, the Canaries were level when Diallang Jaiyesimi converted Glenn Middleton's cross at the back post - and it got even better just seven minutes later.

Ebou Adams picked the ball up and curled an unstoppable shot beyond Newcastle's goalkeeper, earning City the advantage.

Jaiyesimi then saw another effort come off the underside of the bar as they pressed for a third, though Oxborough was called into action with four minutes left to deny Jamie Holmes.

City held on for an impressive three points, with their next assignment coming away to Stoke City on Saturday.

FULL-TIME: Newcastle United 1-2 Norwich City

GOALS: Magpies: Luke Charman (33) - Canaries: Diallang Jaiyesimi (56), Ebou Adams (63)

NORWICH CITY: Oxborough; Ramsay, Efete (c), Crowe, Aarons; Adams (Sambu 84), McGrandles (Wallis 79); Jaiyesimi, Cantwell, Middleton; Ashley-Seal (McIntosh 81). Subs not used: Hallett (GK).

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