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Match Preview: Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers

29 December 2020

Sky Bet Championship football returns to Carrow Road tonight as Norwich City host Queens Park Rangers at 7.45pm.

Let’s take a look at QPR’s season so far as well as our record against them.

The opposition

After finishing 13th in the Championship last season, it’s been a disappointing 2020/21 campaign so far for Mark Warburton’s side.

The summer saw Eberechi Eze go to Crystal Palace for a sizable fee, but Rangers resisted splashing the cash on incomings, opting for more astute signings by way of Rob Dickie and Lyndon Dykes.

Following an opening day victory at home to Nottingham Forest, QPR failed to win again until Halloween, drawing four and losing three on the way there.

It looked as though a corner was being turned in November, when QPR secured seven points from five games, including a 1-1 draw against Watford, but December tells a different story.

The Hoops have drawn three and lost four this month - a string of results that puts them 19th in the Championship ahead of tonight’s fixture.

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Head-to-head

In the 125 meetings between Norwich and QPR since 1910, there have been 49 Norwich wins, 41 QPR wins and 35 draws.

Last time we met, goals from Emi Buendia, Marco Stiepermann and Teemu Pukki wrapped up a 4-0 win at Carrow Road towards the end of the 2018/19 Championship season.

Ref watch

Oliver Langford has been appointed to take charge of tonight’s game, Rob Smith and Mark Jones his assistants and Sunny Gill the fourth official.

Langford has seen over 15 games across the Championship and Carabao Cup so far this season, handing out 65 yellow cards and three reds in the process.

His previous visit to Carrow Road came in October, when a sending off for Adam Clayton was followed by a Mario Vrancic winner as Norwich beat Birmingham City 1-0.

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How to follow

Tonight’s match is available for season ticket holders to watch for free on iFollow.

Providing season ticket holders have updated their email address with the club and created an iFollow account with the same details, the match will be made available for free here on Tuesday.

Non-season ticket holders can watch the match on iFollow as well, by purchasing a £10 match pass here.

On iFollow, you gain access to HD four-camera coverage, replays and BBC Radio Norfolk commentary by tuning in.

Overseas supporters can watch the match as part of their existing iFollow monthly or seasonal subscriptions, - international match passes are also available. Click here for more information.  

City fans will also be able to watch our matchday show NR1 LIVE on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube from 7.15pm.

Otherwise, Norwich City's website and social channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will provide regular updates.

To learn more about the variety of passes on offer to supporters this season, click here. If you have any questions around our iFollow service, please check out answers to some FAQs here. Alternatively, please email ifollow@efl.com.


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