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Match Preview: Norwich City v Newcastle United

15 August 2019

Norwich City return to competitive action at Carrow Road this Saturday when they host Newcastle United in the Premier League (3pm).

Both sides suffered defeats on the opening weekend with City losing to European champions Liverpool on Friday and Newcastle being defeated by Arsenal on Sunday.

Here’s our preview of the game including a look at the opposition, information for supporters and much more:

The Opposition

There’s been lots of change at Newcastle United over the summer with the departure of much-loved manager Rafael Benitez paving the way for Newcastle-born Steve Bruce to take over.

Bruce was in charge of Sheffield Wednesday during the second half of last season and was in the dugout for the dramatic 2-2 draw with the Canaries in April, when Mario Vrancic netted a stoppage-time equaliser at Carrow Road.

The new Magpies’ boss has been able to flash the cash during the transfer window, with the £40 million signing of Joelinton (pictured) the most expensive incoming.

This came after Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon departed the Club at the beginning of the window – Perez moved to Leicester City and Rondon returned to parent-club West Bromwich Albion before joining Benitez at Chinese club Dalian Yifang.

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Bruce has also brought in Allan Saint-Maximin, a winger from OGC Nice, who certainly impressed when coming on as substitute in the Arsenal loss last weekend, and Andy Carroll on a free transfer.

The last time the two sides met was in the Championship in February 2017. Perez gave Newcastle the lead at Carrow Road inside the opening minute but City came back to lead 2-1 at half-time thanks to goals from Jacob Murphy and Cameron Jerome.

Jamaal Lascelles headed a late equaliser for the visitors as they went on to clinch the Championship title that season.

They’ve finished 10th and 13th in the two campaigns since their promotion back to the top-flight.

Info for supporters

We have a guide for all supporters coming on Saturday. It has lots of information about getting to Carrow Road, prohibited items, stadium opening times and much more. Click here to view it.

Away supporters can enter the stadium from 1pm.

For regular visitors to Carrow Road, there have been a number of exciting changes at the stadium over the summer. Head here to find out more.

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The Junior Canaries Family FanZone returns this weekend. For more details, click here.

Please note that the majority of kiosks in the stadium this season have contactless-only tills. In the away end, the left-hand lanes of kiosks are contactless-only.

Matchday betting

Operated by BD Stadia, the Matchday Betting shop located between the Regency Stand and Ticket Office will be open 90 minutes prior to kick-off. Betting booths will be available throughout both the concourse and corporate hospitality areas of Carrow Road.

Look out for unique Norwich special bets on screens around the stadium and every match coupon will provide an opportunity for supporters to pick from a wide range of markets including favourites such as 1st scorers, correct score and scorecast bets.

Supporters with winning bets can pick up their winnings post-match in cash from the Matchday Betting shop or winnings can be deposited into a UK bank account, by visiting claimmybet.co.uk/payment and following the online instructions. Winning bets be paid within 2-3 working days via BACs.

For help, support and advice about problem gambling please contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit https://www.begambleaware.org/

How to follow

The match will not be broadcast live in the UK but fans can watch highlights on the Norwich City YouTube channel 48 hours after the final whistle.

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We will be running regular updates on our Twitter account, including reaction after the final whistle.

There will also be a minute-by-minute live match blog on canaries.co.uk and you can also receive updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Canary fans can also sign up to the Norwich City WhatsApp group to receive the starting line-up ahead of the game sent straight to your phone, as well as the half-time and full-time score and game highlights. Click HERE to sign up. 


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