Remy red card woe as Newcastle held by Norwich

COMMENTS ... Debuchy.
COMMENTS ... Debuchy.

LOIC Remy will miss the Tyne-Wear derby after being sent off in Newcastle United’s goalless draw with Norwich City.

The striker was red-carded after a clash with Bradley Johnson, who was also sent for an early bath, in the 80th minute.

Remy appeared to put his head towards Johnson after the pair came together, and Johnson fell to the floor.

It soured a night that saw Newcastle dominate for long periods, hitting the woodwork three times.

Starting without Paris-bound Yohan Cabaye, and with Yoan Gouffran injured, boss Alan Pardew handed Sammy Ameobi a rare start and brought Hatem Ben Arfa back into the team.

Norwich, looking to win consecutive league matches for the first time this season, could not play on-loan Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez against his parent club, so fit-again Anthony Pilkington returned to the starting XI.

But Newcastle ought to have taken command of the match after dominating the opening half hour.

Remy’s close-range effort was saved by John Ruddy before Norwich midfielder Johnson kicked a cross onto the post.

France forward Remy then hit the outside of the other upright with a curling 20-yard effort before Hatem Ben Arfa drilled a lovely cross from Sammy Ameobi over the bar.

Newcastle keeper Tim Krull saved a low 20-yard effort from Gary Hooper, before tempers flared as Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass was involved in a heated exchange with home supporters in the City Stand, who then booed their team off at the interval.

Remy was denied by the woodwork again on 59 minutes, when his free-kick crashed against the crossbar.

On 77 minutes, Norwich almost snatched the lead when Hooper’s goalbound shot was pushed up onto the crossbar by Krul.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men when Remy and Johnson exchanged pushes before squaring up head-to-head, leaving referee Foy little option but to brandish both a red card.

Sndograss almost won it at the death when his far-post header was somehow clawed away by Krul.

It remains to be seen whether Newcastle appeal against Remy’s dismissal, otherwise the on-loan Frenchman will miss Saturday’s clash against bitter rivals Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Shola Ameobi finished the game at Carrow Road, and he could start the derby, while Luuk de Jong will come into contention if he completes his loan move from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Sixteen-year-old striker Adam Armstrong, meanwhile, was an unused substitute.