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Match Preview: Swansea City v Norwich City

5 February 2021

All eyes are on the Liberty Stadium tonight for the meeting of two sides at the top end of the Sky Bet Championship.

Our Match Preview looks at Swansea’s season so far, the officials in charge of the match and how you can follow from home.

The opposition

With 14 wins, eight draws and four defeats in the league so far this season, Swansea sit third in the Championship ahead of the weekend, five points behind Norwich with a game in hand.

Recent form has been impressive, Steve Cooper’s side unbeaten since losing to Derby County on December 16.

In January, wins came against Watford, Barnsley and Rotherham United in the league, and Swansea remained in the FA Cup following victories over Stevenage and Nottingham Forest.

Jamal Lowe is the club’s current top goalscorer in 2020-21 with nine goals in all competitions.

15 goals conceded make the Swans the best defensive outfit in the league.

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Head-to-head

In the 57 meetings between Norwich and Swansea since 1920, there have been 24 Norwich wins, 23 Swansea wins and ten draws.

That 24th Norwich win came the last time we met, earlier this season at Carrow Road when Marco Stiepermann’s 84th minute strike was enough to secure a 1-0 win for the Canaries.

City fans will have fond memories of our previous trip to the Liberty Stadium, goals from Emi Buendia, Stiepermann, Teemu Pukki and a Mike van der Hoorn own goal giving us a 4-1 win in 2018.

Ref watch

Simon Hooper has been appointed to take charge of tonight’s match, Derek Eaton and Daniel Leach his assistants and Lee Swabey the fourth official.

The last time Hooper took charge of a Norwich match was for March 2020’s 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in the Premier League.

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How to follow

Tonight’s match is being broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports Main Event.

The games kicks off at Liberty Stadium at 8.15pm (UK) on Friday, Sky’s programme beginning at 8pm. 

Other than Sky Sports, the match is only available to video season or video monthly subscribers in dark markets. Video match passes are also only being sold in dark markets.

Norwich City fans can still listen to commentary from BBC Radio Norfolk with a £2.50 audio match pass available on iFollow.

Otherwise, Norwich City's website and social channels on Twitter, Facebook 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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