Eddie Howe has revealed how eager he is to "repay" Newcastle United fans for their "faith" following an extraordinary post-game reaction at the Emirates Stadium.

The ovation came in defeat as Newcastle went down 2-0 at Arsenal and as home fans had long since departed their seats, United supporters were roaring their team over to the away end to applaud them.

It left Howe and his coaching team, as well as the players, in awe of the response but now the head coach wants to deliver the wins they deserve.

Howe said: "It was a fantastic gesture from the supporters.

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"They were incredible to me and the team after the game.

"For that was so, so important the players felt that lift in a time where we need that lift in a difficult position, in a difficult season so far.

"We are desperate to repay that faith and that support that they gave us in the next couple of games coming up."

Howe now gets the chance to sit in the home dugout having been denied the opportunity due to Covid earlier this month for his first home game against Brentford.

But he has warned not to underestimate Norwich tonight.

He said: "I'm looking forward to that experience.

"Whenever you go to a ground, the away experience is very different to the home one.

"I loved coming to St. James' Park as an opposition manager and thought it was a fantastic arena to watch football in, sampling the atmosphere.

"To have the home supporters with us will be an amazing, unique experience and a one I can't wait to sample."

The clash with Norwich could see the Magpies lift themselves off the bottom of the table.

Howe added: "We're aware how important these games are but I think it's a dangerous thing to look too far ahead.

"The minute you start looking too far ahead, you can take your eye off the priorities.

"The priorities right now are the players and preparing them as best we can for the next game.

"We know it's going to be a really tough game.

"We cannot underestimate Norwich in any way.

"Any Premier League game is incredibly tough to win so we know we'll have to be at our very best."

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