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Match Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City

20 February 2020

Premier League action continues as Norwich City travel to the Molineux this weekend to face eighth-placed Wolves (Sunday 2pm KO).

Our match preview looks into Wolves’ season, provides an overview of the fixture’s officials, and contains important information for travelling fans or those keeping up from home.

The opposition

Positioned in eighth place, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are sitting comfortably in the Premier League table this far into the season.

What's more, the west Midlands side are just four points off fifth which could result in Champions League qualification for next season, should Manchester City’s two-year expulsion from European competition continue.

However, since the two sides met on December 21, Wolves have accrued just nine points which is the seventh-lowest in the division.

Just one win has come in their last seven league matches and that was a comeback victory over Southampton when they were 2-0 down at half-time before producing a sensational recovery.

Their class and ability in all areas of the pitch cannot be underestimated though. Attacking duo Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore have been at the forefront of Wolves' success and it's vital City find a way of stopping them on Sunday.

Ref watch

Chris Kavanagh will oversee the fixture and be assisted by Lee Betts and Peter Kirkup. Peter Bankes will be the fourth official. Michael Oliver and Marc Perry are overseeing VAR.

Kavanagh has refereed 24 games across all competitions this season, dishing out 81 yellow cards and, interestingly, not a single red in those fixtures.

The last City game Kavanagh officiated was the 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in January. He only gave one yellow card in this game with Todd Cantwell getting his name in his book.

Info for supporters

Wolves’ Visitor Guide contains information of all varieties, such as getting to the Molineux, road closures, item policies and more. To view it, click HERE.

Fans should be aware that the Molineux is a CASHLESS stadium, meaning catering kiosks inside the stadium will only accept card or contactless payments.

Wolves have a Fan Zone open to City fans, located between the Sir Jack Hayward and Steve Bull stands. The Fan Zone opens at 11:30am, with hot and cold food and drink, as well as alcoholic beverages available to purchase. Live music is available amongst other entertainment.

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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