Loic Remy

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

Twenty-five months. One-hundred-and-twelve weeks. Seven-hundred-and-eighty-four days.

Finally, after hundreds and hundreds of corners, Newcastle United netted from one as they saw off Norwich 2-1 at St. James' Park on Saturday.

Loic Remy was the man to do so - the first Magpie since Demba Ba at Wolves on 1st October, 2011, to turn home a flag kick.

The French international striker was unaware of the unwanted statistic but is confident United will have no future problems in that department.

"I'm surprised to learn that," Remy told nufc.co.uk after being informed he had stopped the run.

"We should be able to score many goals from corners as we have some big lads in the team and good players.

"I'm happy to have done it and to have scored for the team. It means we have won the game and hopefully we will be able to score more from corners now."

Remy headed in at the far post with less than two minutes on the clock, and Yoan Gouffran doubled the lead from close range before half-time.

Although Leroy Fer pulled one back for the Canaries late on to set up a tense final few minutes, Newcastle deserved all three points, and Remy was delighted to play his part in a third successive victory.

"It was a really important win," he said.

"We had to keep up the momentum that we have picked up recently.

"Scoring early was what we needed to do. The manager told us to get off to a good start, we went out there, scored the goals and should have added more to it.

"A few of us were a little bit tired, coming back from international duty - especially myself - so it was tough in the second half, but we managed to keep our noses in front."

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