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Match preview: Norwich City U23s v Aston Villa U23s

Making their return after the international break, Norwich City host Aston Villa at Carrow Road on Friday evening (7pm KO).

In our match preview, we’ll be taking a look at the Villans campaign so far, and outlining how you can watch our young Canaries live!

The opposition

One of four teams still unbeaten in the Premier League 2 Division 2 so far this season, Aston Villa are the team to beat.

Scoring eight goals and conceding just four in their three games, Villa have shown both ends of a compact defence and clinical attack, mainly highlighted in their season opening 5-2 win over Nottingham Forest.

Fulham denied the Villans their third win of the campaign after their 1-1 draw before the international break, leaving this Friday’s visitors with seven points from a possible nine.

Meanwhile, the young Canaries have fought tooth and nail for their six points from nine after a last-minute 4-3 win over Sunderland at the Academy of Light.

A back-and-forth between the sides took the score to 3-3 until the 90th minute, when centre-half and U23s captain Jon Tomkinson found the back of the net with his diving header.

The venue

Friday’s fixture will be played at Carrow Road, with fans encouraged to come along and support the next generation.

Admission to the game is FREE and fans don’t need a ticket to enter. Entrance to Carrow Road will be via the turnstiles in the South Stand.

Bookings are being taken for Yellows Bar and Grill for fans to enjoy a pre or post-match meal! To book your table, please visit: deliascanarycatering.co.uk/Yellows.

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