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Match Preview: Manchester City v Norwich City

24 July 2020

The curtain closes on the 2019-20 Premier League season this Sunday, as Norwich travel to Manchester to face last season’s champions at the Etihad Stadium (4pm KO).

Our Match Preview focuses on Man City’s fortunes in the restart, looks at who will be officiating the game, and provides information for how supporters can follow the action live from home.

The opposition

Pep Guardiola’s side began the restart emphatically, putting three past Arsenal and five past Burnley respectively without reply.

They were then defeated 2-1 by a purposeful Chelsea side, before knocking Newcastle United out of the FA Cup in the quarter-finals.

They thumped this season’s winners Liverpool 4-0 at the Etihad before losing 1-0 to Southampton, showing once again that anyone can beat anyone in the Premier League.

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Two convincing wins followed, 5-0 against both Newcastle and Brighton & Hove Albion, before Man City managed an ugly 2-1 win at home to AFC Bournemouth.

This week, they were knocked out of the FA Cup in a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, before giving Watford work to do with a 4-0 win at Vicarage Road.

Head-to-head

There have been 69 meetings between Man City and Norwich City since 1938, leading to ten Norwich wins, 23 draws and 36 Man City wins.

Our previous win at the Etihad Stadium came in 2013, when goals from Anthony Pilkington, Grant Holt and Jonny Howson secured a 3-2 win for the Canaries.

Norwich supporters don’t need reminding of the last time the two sides met at Carrow Road, but let’s just leave the highlights here anyway!

Ref watch

Craig Pawson will see over our final game of the season, with Richard West and Nick Greenhalgh his assistants.

Pawson has been in charge of 33 games in all competitions this season, handing out 137 yellow cards and three reds in the process. The last time he saw over a Norwich game was for our 1-0 win at home to Leicester City in February.

For Sunday’s game, Darren England and Nick Hopton are on VAR duties.

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How to follow

For UK-based supporters, the match is being broadcast on Sky Sports and Pick (freeview channel 11).

For supporters around the world, the game is being broadcast in multiple countries. For a list of channels and timing, click here.

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