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Match Preview: Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday

4 December 2020

After our ten-match unbeaten streak came to an end against Luton Town, we look to get back to winning ways as we host Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road on Saturday (3pm KO).

Our Match Preview gives you a brief overview of the Owls’ season so far, the officials in charge of the match, and how you can follow the action live from home.

The opposition

Starting the season with -12 points, Sheffield Wednesday immediately had a mountain to climb for their 2020-2021 season, needing four wins just to get back to square one.

After a successful appeal, the Owls were granted six points taken away from their deduction, shooting them into a positive tally at the start of November and ahead of Derby County on goal difference.

Wednesday even beat Bournemouth at the start of November before their appeal was successful, heavily boosting survival hopes for the Owls as three points suddenly became nine.

But since this win against the Cherries, Wednesday haven’t won a game, taking three draws and two losses in their last five.

Most recently, the Owls held on to level scoring to take a point against on-form Reading, keeping them a point ahead of Derby.

A record of six wins, six draws and eight losses sees Wednesday 23rd in the Championship table, one spot above Derby, who are last at 24th.

Head-to-head

There have been 57 meetings between Norwich and Sheffield Wednesday since 1908, with Norwich taking 17 wins, 16 draws and 24 losses against the Owls.

No Canaries fan could forget our last fixture against Wednesday, a Mario Vrancic last-minute free-kick levelling the scores and aiding City’s promotion to the Premier League.

Our last win over the Owls at Carrow Road came in 2017, when City came from 1-0 down to win 3-1, thanks to goals from James Maddison, Timm Klose and Nelson Oliveira.

Ref watch

Jarredd Gillett has been appointed to take charge of Wednesday’s match, Paul Hodskinson and Philip Dermott his assistants and Alan Dale the fourth official.

Gillett was last the official of a Norwich game for our 3-1 win against Bristol City earlier this season, when a Teemu Pukki brace and Emi Buendia wondergoal was enough to see City take all three points.

How to follow

Saturday's match is available for season ticket holders to watch for free on iFollow.

The 2,000 tickets allocated to watch the game live at Carrow Road have now sold out.

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 Saturday.

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 2.30pm.

Otherwise, Norwich City's website and social channels on TwitterFacebook 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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