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Match Preview: Stoke City v Norwich City

23 November 2020

Norwich City travel to the bet365 Stadium for their latest Sky Bet Championship assignment to take on Michael O'Neill's Stoke City (7pm KO) on Tuesday.

Our Match Preview takes a look at how Stoke have started the season, the officials in charge of the game, and how you can follow the action live from home.

The opposition

After struggling since relegation from the Premier League in 2018, Stoke City seemed to have found the formula for success once again.

Former Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has had time to implement his ideas at the bet365 Stadium and they seem to now be bearing fruit.

The Potters are currently seventh in the Championship table and are the second joint-highest scorers through 12 matches so far with 19 goals scored. 

They've scored nine in their last three matches and beat previous league leaders Reading just before the international break before backing that up with an entertaining 4-3 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

To complement their wealth of experience, including the likes of James McClean, Danny Batth, John Obi Mikel and Stephen Fletcher, O'Neill has started to bed the younger generation in and it's paying off.

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Tyrese Campbell (pictured) has been the star so far for the Potters, scoring five and assisting five in his 11 appearances.

Head-to-head

In the 56 meetings between City and Stoke since 1960, there have been 17 Norwich wins, 21 Stoke wins, and 18 draws.

A bad omen for City is that they've only won once at the bet365 stadium since 1997 - that came in 2013 when Jonny Howson scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory.

The last time they met was towards the climax of the 2018-19 season, with the two sides playing out a 2-2 draw with Onel Hernandez and Teemu Pukki on the scoresheet for the Canaries.

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Ref watch

Geoff Eltringham has been appointed to take charge of Tuesday's match, with Robert Hyde and James Wilson his assistants and Matthew Donohue the fourth official.

Eltringham has refereed six matches in all competitions this season, dishing our 16 yellow cards and one red card.

He was in charge of City's opening day victory at Huddersfield where Adam Idah scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win.

How to follow

Saturday’s match is exclusively available to watch on iFollow.

As the game is a midweek away game, season ticket holders get free access to this fixture. 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 tomorrow.

Non-season ticket holders will have to buy a £10 match pass here to watch the game.

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iFollow is the only place you can watch this weekend's game. 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. Click here for more information.

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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