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Match Preview: Norwich City v Brighton & Hove Albion

3 July 2020

Norwich City host Brighton & Hove Albion at Carrow Road in the Premier League for Saturday’s early kick-off (12.30pm KO).

Our Match Preview looks at how the Seagulls have done during Project Restart, who will be officiating the match, and outlines how supporters can follow the game in various ways from home.

The opposition

Brighton’s first game following the restart became one of the Premier League’s most memorable matches in the return of top flight football, as Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay responded to Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe’s goal to take the three points in stoppage time.

The match wasn’t without its controversy, Maupay coming under heat for a challenge on Bernd Leno that saw the Gunners goalkeeper go off injured, with Matteo Guendouzi less than pleased at full-time.

There may have been some sense of justice then when Maupay missed a penalty in the following 0-0 draw at Leicester City.

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It wasn’t a bad start to life back in the Premier League for Graham Potter’s side, but when Manchester United turned up at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday they meant business.

A goal from Mason Greenwood and a brace by Bruno Fernandes saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s outfit run away 3-0 winners, leaving Brighton 15th in the division and still not quite comfortable.

Head-to-head

We’ve had a relatively even record with the Seagulls since our first meeting in 1921. In total, there have been 34 Norwich wins, 31 Brighton wins, and 24 draws.

Our previous win against them came at Carrow Road during the 2016-17 Championship season, in which two own goals by Brighton ‘keeper David Stockdale kept us fighting for the playoffs.

The reverse scoreline took place when we met earlier this season, as goals from Leandro Trossard and Shane Duffy inflicted our defeat on a dismal night on the south coast.

Ref watch

Stuart Attwell has been appointed the referee for Saturday’s game, with Constantine Hatzidakis and Neil Davies his assistants.

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This season, Attwell has overseen 23 games in all competitions, handing out 111 yellow cards and four reds. The last time he took charge of a Norwich game was for our 1-0 defeat at home to Liverpool in February.

David Coote and Sian Massey-Ellis are on VAR duties for the weekend’s match.

How to follow

For supporters watching in the United Kingdom, the match is being broadcast on BT Sport. To purchase a BT Sport monthly pass for £25, click here.

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

#NR1Live returns for Saturday's game with host Darren Eadie being joined in the studio by Rob Newman. You can catch the pre and post-match chat for FREE on our YouTube channel, with the programme switching over to Canaries TV when the game begins.

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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