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Match Preview: Leicester City v Norwich City

13 December 2019

Norwich City travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City this Saturday (3pm) in their latest Premier League assignment.

Our Match Preview has an overview of this fixture’s history, an insight into the Foxes and a look at who will be the man in the middle, plus much more.

The opposition

Leicester have been one of the surprise packages in the Premier League this season and are currently the closest threat to Liverpool winning their first title since 1990.

The Foxes, now managed by Brendan Rodgers, are on a sensational run of form after eight victories on the bounce.

Their youthful, talented bunch of players have received widespread praise throughout the campaign so far.

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However, perhaps their most impressive performer so far is frontman Jamie Vardy. At the age of 32, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

Just four goals away from reaching the Premier League’s “100 club”, Vardy is currently the league’s leading marksman with an impressive return of 16 goals from 16 matches.

Behind Vardy, the Foxes have plenty of attacking threats, including a man familiar with Norwich City supporters.

James Maddison was City’s Player of the Season in 2017 and is enjoying a hugely productive campaign at the King Power Stadium with five goals and three assists so far.

At the back, the introduction of Turkish defender Caglar Soyüncü alongside the experienced Jonny Evans has resulted in Leicester having the best defensive record in the division with just ten goals conceded.

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We caught up with Jordan Blackwell, Leicester City correspondent for the Leicester Mercury, to find out more about the Foxes.

Head-to-head

The two sides have only met five times this decade, with the Canaries winning two and losing three.

The Foxes have beaten City on each of their last three encounters, with the last of them coming in February 2016.

Leonardo Ulloa scored a late winner at the King Power Stadium that season, as Leicester went on to win the Premier League title.

Ref watch

Andy Madley will oversee the fixture and be assisted by Adrian Holmes and Simon Beck. Matt Donohue will be the fourth official. On VAR duties this week are Mike Dean and Stephen Child.

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Madley has only refereed three Premier League fixtures this season, one of them being City’s 5-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa.

The man from West Yorkshire has dished out four red cards in his last three fixtures.

Info for supporters

For a visiting supporter guide, CLICK HERE.

Please note that the King Power Stadium is now a cashless stadium.

How to follow

Canaries TV subscribers can listen to live BBC Radio Norfolk commentary from Chris Goreham by purchasing a match/monthly/yearly pass. For more info, click HERE.

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.


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