Watch Norwich owner Delia Smith appear to fall asleep in Newcastle draw despite dramatic Pukki leveller at St James'

DELIA SMITH was caught appearing to get some shut eye during Norwich's nail-biting draw with Newcastle.

The Canaries owner watched as Newcastle went a man down but opened the scoring through a Callum Wilson penalty on the hour mark.


Norwich's pressure with a man extra finally proved too much as striker Teemu Pukki levelled on 79 minutes.

It left St James Park silent, and apparently quiet enough to leave 80-year-old Smith to take a break.

Unsurprisingly, it left Twitter in hysterics as one said: "Delia Smith falling asleep has been the highlight of this match."

Another said: "Delia Smith having a little nap there."

One added: "Norwich City owner Delia Smith isn’t enjoying the game vs Newcastle."

Another added: "Delia Smith falling asleep."






Defender Ciaran Clark’s red card for hauling down Pukki when in on goal just nine minutes in made it a mountain to climb for Eddie Howe’s side. 

But Wilson’s penalt after Billy Gilmour’s handball set the Magpies on course for their first victory in over six months. 

Tim Krul got a hand on Wilson’s spot kick but it went in off the bar and Newcastle’s season finally had lift-off – 55 days after the Saudi-led takeover. 

And they were looking good until Martin Dubravka flapped a cross into the path of sub Dimitris Giannoulis, who crossed to Pukki – with the Finn lashing into the top corner. 

A draw with 10 men for 80 minutes can hardly been seen as a bad result. But when you’re in the mire like Newcastle, it doesn’t help. 

Beat Burnley on Saturday and there may just be hope for Howe’s side – otherwise it looks a long way back for the rock-bottom Mags. 

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