Norwich City v Stoke City - all you need to know
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Norwich City are back at Carrow Road to face Stoke City (3pm). We run down all the key points you need to know.
Jordan Hugill and Marco Stiepermann could return to training next week - Jordan Hugill has been out with a torn hamstring while Stiepermann has had Epstein Barr virus. Goalkeeper Michael McGovern is recovering from hamstring surgery, and Sam Byram is still not back in training. Otherwise, no new injury worries for Daniel Farke.
For Stoke, Nick Powell is fit after missing two games with a hamstring injury. James Chester is fit after a knock in training ruled him out last weekend. Rhys Norrington-Davies is suspended. Tyrese Campbell remains a long-term injury victim as he recovers from a knee injury.
Norwich (second): W-W-D-D-L
- 1 MATCHDAY RECAP: Canaries win clash of the top two
- 2 Paddy's Pointers: Five observations from the Canaries' stirring 1-0 Championship win against Brentford
- 3 Farke would rather have a drink with Guardiola than Town's new boss next season
- 4 City ready to fight fire with fire against Toney and the Bees
- 5 Not so fast Thomas. Farke dismisses Brentford boss claims after 1-0 City win
- 6 'Quality' City loanee 'unlucky with injuries' during Rovers spell, says Johnson
- 7 Millwall forward praises City's defensive steel
- 8 Norwich City v Brentford: everything you need to know
- 9 'Involved in many chances' - Hernandez finding his rhythm for Canaries
- 10 City keeper pays tribute to chance given to him at Newcastle by Roeder
Stoke (ninth): D-D-L-D-D
Daniel Farke on Stoke
“The situation with Stoke shows how difficult this league is. They've found it very hard to get points recently even though they have one of the most experienced sides in the Championship. They were quite ambitious with their signings in January. They have potential to finish in the top six and we want to keep distance to them.”
Michael O’Neill on Norwich
“If you look at the Norwich game at home I didn’t think we started well but ultimately we were punished by two bits of real quality in a short space of time in the first half. We hit the bar ourselves then we had to deal with the injury to Steven Fletcher as well. We have to anticipate that Norwich will be on the front foot from the opening minutes and we have to be ready to deal with that.”
Last time they met
November 24, 2020
Stoke City 2 Norwich City 3
First-half goals from Emi Buendia and Teemu Pukki put City in control and a third on 57 minutes by Pukki should have signalled game over. But Buendia was sent off on 69 minutes, Tyrese Campbell pulled one back almost immediately and 10 minutes later Nathan Collins made it 3-2... but the Canaries held on.
Has shown three red cards and 59 yellows in 18 games – all but two in the Championship. Last in charge of Norwich when they drew 1-1 at Brentford in October.
How can I watch?
The match is available for season ticket holders to watch for free on iFollow. Non-season ticket holders can watch on iFollow as well, by purchasing a £10 match pass.
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One goal sorts this – and it should go to Norwich. Stoke like a draw but Canaries have a big incentive.