Iwan Roberts: Why I’ll be sitting on the fence when City take on Leicester

Todd Cantwell takes the fight to Sheffield United but it was a bad day at the office for Norwich Cit

Todd Cantwell takes the fight to Sheffield United but it was a bad day at the office for Norwich City last weekend. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich have played 16 games and not far from the mid-point of the season, they’ve played 10 of those games against teams in the bottom half of the Premier League and have taken just seven points from the possible 30 that’s been on offer.

That simply isn't good enough and if it carries on sadly there's going to be only one outcome at the end of the season and that's a quick return to the Championship.

It was the same only story last Sunday at Carrow Road, the lads played so well in the first half took a deserved lead through a very well taken Alex Tettey strike, but then didn't turn up for the start of the second half and got punished for it.

Sheffield United didn't have to do too much to score their two goals and that's so disappointing.

As a team when you've taken the lead and you've something to protect it's got to be a mentality of "over our dead bodies are you getting back into this game" and that's simply not been the case from Norwich this season.

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When Enda Stevens fired United level there were eight Norwich players in their own penalty box including Tim Krul and not one of them got close enough to Stevens and that's not good enough.

The Blades winning goal is just as avoidable, yes Max Aarons has to do more to stop George Baldock heading last Tim Krul but somebody has to get closer to the man who's crossing that ball on to the forehead of Baldock.

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If you stop the source then you don't concede, it's that simple, mind you I'd never have scored half the goals I did if every cross that arrived on my head had been stopped.

Two clubs that will always have a special place in my heart meet tomorrow when Norwich travel to the King Power stadium to face an unstoppable Leicester.

Leicester are flying and in my opinion are now the only team that will stop Liverpool from winning their first Premier League title.

The Foxes are going for a club record, their ninth consecutive win in the top flight something that will make life harder for Norwich tomorrow!

And with Jamie Vardy looking to hit the back of the net for the ninth consecutive Premier League game which will inch him closer to his record of 11 goals in 11 consecutive top flight games it promises to be a very tough afternoon in the East Midlands for Norwich City.

I loved my time at Leicester from my two goals against Wolves on my debut to being stretchered off after just five seconds in my last appearance against WBA at Filbert Street with broken ribs and a punctured lung.

I had a great relationship with the Leicester supporters, I guess it helps getting a brace on your debut and scoring a 28 minute hat-trick against their fiercest rivals Derby County in the East Midlands derby.

We won two promotions via the play offs to the Premier League, two of the best days in my career and those scenes of Foxes fans celebrating at the old Wembley Stadium after we'd beaten Derby in 1994 and then Crystal Palace in the 1995 finals will live with me forever.

In my two and a half years at Leicester I finished top scorer in each season and my tally of 44 goals in 111 games is the best goals to game ratio of my career, something which I'm very proud of.

It's such a tough one for me tomorrow - I'd love Leicester to win to keep the pressure on Liverpool but then I'd love Norwich to win to close the gap on those teams just above them. I guess I'll be sitting on the fence and hoping for an entertaining draw.

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