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All you need to know: Leeds United v Norwich City

31 January 2019

Norwich City travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United on Saturday in the Sky Bet Championship (5.30pm).

In the context of the league standings, it's a game of significance with the leaders Leeds hosting the Canaries in second. Just three points separate the two sides.

The match is all-ticket and fans are urged not to travel down on the day without one.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the match:

Getting to Elland Road

The postcode for Elland Road is LS11 0ES. For directions from Carrow Road, click HERE.

There are a number of Leeds City Council controlled car parks situated around the stadium. The current charges for parking are; cars £6, mini coaches £12, coaches £20. Street parking is restricted due to resident permits. Disabled parking is available for use by Blue Badge Holders. 

Leeds Railway Station is 2 miles away. London trains depart/arrive from Kings Cross. Journey time approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Regular services available.

A matchday shuttle bus service operated by First Leeds Buses, numbered R2, departs from Sovereign Street, adjacent to Leeds station, to the stadium.

The service departs 90 minutes before kick-off and runs at frequent intervals. At the end of the match, a frequent service will operate back to Leeds city centre. Prices are £3.00 return for adults and £1.50 children/OAPs.  Single journeys are priced at £2.00 adults and £1.00 children/OAPs.

Extra information

In order to ensure a speedy and safe entry into the ground, Leeds have respectfully asked fans not to bring any bags to the stadium. 

Leeds United operates a full search regime including dogs, for the safety of spectators coming to the ground, and we would ask that you arrive early to ensure everyone is in before kick-off.

There will be a dedicated away fans bar (Howards) open from 1500, in the ground, selling food and drinks, including alcohol. 

Meet the opposition

Leeds currently sit top of the Sky Bet Championship table with 57 points from their 29 league games, three points better off than the Canaries.

Despite being the pacesetters, their form has been patchy of late, having lost four of their last six encounters in all competitions.

Last time out, a second-half double from Mateusz Klich saw them come from behind to beat Rotherham United 2-1 at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

In an attacking sense, Leeds have plenty of threats with Pablo Hernandez, the leading assist maker in the division with eleven, always able to create something out of nothing.

Their top scorer is Kemar Roofe with 14 but the firepower doesn't end there with Klich (7), Hernandez (7) and Ezgjan Alioski (5) outlining their class in attack.

Defensively, newly-signed goalkeeper Kiko Casilla will look to impress in what will be his second game between the sticks. Pontus Jansson will also expect to start at the back - he got the only goal in a 1-0 win when City last visited Elland Road back in December 2017.

City and Leeds last faced off back in August of this season and goals from Klich, Alioski and Hernandez helped Marcelo Bielsa's side to a 3-0 victory.

How to follow

Norwich's away ticket allocation for the game has sold out. 

The match is not available to be watched on iFollow, however the match is live on Sky Sports Football from 5.15pm.

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 who want to receive updates straight to their phone can also sign up to the Norwich City WhatsApp page. Click HERE to find out more.


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