Newcastle United 0-0 Norwich City - Match Highlights
Norwich failed to make the most of their chances as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Newcastle.
The Canaries saw a number of opportunities come and go, and the result leaves them seven points adrift of safety at the foot of the table.
The visitors were unlucky not to take the lead after just eight minutes as Sam Byram’s header from a corner was somehow kept out by Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka.
Newcastle should then have gone in front but Joelinton saw an effort saved by former Newcastle stopper Tim Krul in the Norwich goal midway through the first half, before Miguel Almiron then put the loose ball the wrong side of the upright.
That was as good as it got for the hosts though as Teemu Pukki saw his shot blocked on the half hour mark as the two sides went in level at the break.
Norwich had the better chances again after the restart with Byram again getting on the end of a corner before heading his effort into the ground and over the bar.
Pukki blzed another chance over the bar before Dubravka was on hand to deny to deny the Finn in the 73rd minute. Ciaran Clark almost diverted the rebound into his own net but after recovering to at least clear the initial danger, Ondrej Duda smashed the loose ball into the side netting from close range.
The hosts’ best chance came inside the final five minutes when Federico Fernandez connected with a corner but Krul managed to keep out his headed attempt.
Norwich continued to push forward in the closing stages but couldn’t find a way through and boss Daniel Farke will see this as an opportunity missed on the balance of play.
The Canaries did end a three-game losing run in the league with the point at St James’ Park but results elsewhere mean they have now been cut further adrift of safety.
Newcastle sit in 10th place and they are seven points clear of the bottom three.
West Ham 3-3 Brighton & Hove Albion - Match Highlights
West Ham and Brighton played out one of the games of the season as they drew 3-3 at the London Stadium.
Both sides came into the game in desperate need of the points and made two changes apiece. While deadline-day signing Jarrod Bowen was not considered for the Hammers, fellow new arrival Tomas Soucek got a start, while Michail Antonio was also included.
Brighton included Glenn Murray in attack and the striker looked good early on, creating space for Aaron Mooy, who somehow missed the target with a free header.
The Hammers also had chances, Soucek provided with the best opportunity as his bullet head was brilliantly saved by Mat Ryan and the game had a feeling that a goal was always going to come.
It delivered on 30 minutes when Issa Diop made the most of the woeful Brighton marking to toe-poke home, having ghosted past Pascal Gross and Martin Montoya, neither of whom showed too much willingness to follow him.
Brighton came back but wasted a host of half-chances and were punished on the stroke of half-time when, from a sharp counter-attack, Robert Snodgrass found space and fired towards goal. His effort was sneaking in the far post but the helpless Adam Webster got the last touch, diverting past the stranded Ryan.
West Ham looked safe at the break but calamity struck soon after when Lukasz Fabianski flapped at the ball and his clearance hit the back of the unlucky Angelo Ogbonna.
However, again fortune favoured them going forward on the hour when Snodgrass volleyed towards goal and this time Bernardo was the villain, dipping his head to deflect past Ryan.
Job done for the Hammers? Not entirely and arguably it was manager David Moyes who was at fault.
With a back four, West Ham looked comfortable but Moyes withdrew Antonio and Soucek and switched to a back three – and his side conceded again just moments later after another poor piece of defending.
Having opened the scoring, this time Diop was at fault, waiting simply too long for the ball to bounce and allowing Pascal Gross to prod past him and the out-of-position Fabianski after 75 minutes.
Four minutes later it was 3-3 and Murray was the man to level the scores. As he has done so many times, the Cumbrian drifted into space at the back post, controlled and fired home. The goal was far from clear-cut and with a suspicion of handball, VAR had to check and after an anxious wait for both sides gave the goal.
West Ham’s shape meant they could not attack and Brighton almost grabbed a winner through Solly March’s free-kick but a decisive goal could not be found by either side.