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Match Previews

Match Preview: Norwich City v Sheffield United

7 December 2019

Norwich City return to league action this weekend when they host Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United at Carrow Road on Sunday (2pm KO).

Our Match Preview includes opposition analysis, an overview of this fixture’s history, and a look at who will be the man in the middle.

There are also details for Sheffield United fans travelling to Norwich, including security information, as well as a guide on how to follow the action for those who aren’t at the ground.

The Opposition

The Blades are a team City know well after both achieved promotion via the Sky Bet Championship last season.

United finished five points behind City in second place but have started strongly in their first Premier League campaign for 12 years.

Praised for their defensive solidity last year, they’ve continued where they left off, currently having the third best defensive record (15 conceded) in the division, only behind Leicester City (9) and Liverpool (14).

A number of players who helped the Blades clinch promotion last year have featured in their opening 15 league games of this season.

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Familiar back five of George Baldock, Chris Basham, John Egan, Jack O’Connell and Enda Stevens have started every game so far, with the exception of Egan who missed the draw with Manchester United in November.

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson is sure to keep net once again, with midfield duo of Ollie Norwood and John Fleck having also kept their regular spots in the XI from last year.

Other familiar faces include David McGoldrick, who spent five years at Ipswich Town, and John Lundstram, who has become a key player for the Blades in the Premier League after only making 12 appearances in the whole of last year.

Leading marksman is Lys Mousset (pictured below) who has scored five goals this season, as many as he got in three seasons with AFC Bournemouth prior to joining the Bramall Lane club in the summer.

Wilder’s men are unbeaten away from home this season (one win, six draws) but do go into the weekend’s game off the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle United on Thursday night.

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History of the fixture

City have a superior record over their Sheffield counterparts, having won 29 and drawn 18 of the 71 encounters.

City have won eight of their last 13 meetings with the Blades but last beat them at Carrow Road back in 2010.

Last time United visited Carrow Road was back in January. City went ahead twice through Onel Hernandez and Teemu Pukki but were twice pegged back, with both of United's goals coming from Billy Sharp. The match ended 2-2.

Man in the middle

Simon Hooper will referee Sunday's game and be assisted by Neil Davies and Derek Eaton. The fourth official will be Ollie Yates, with Peter Bankes and Stephen Child overseeing VAR.

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Hooper has refereed three Premier League games this term, two of them Blades' fixtures, and last officiated the Canaries in October of last season when they beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Carrow Road.

Info for home and away supporters

The Junior Canaries Family FanZone will open at 11.30am and close at 1.30pm ahead of Sunday’s game. To find out more, click here.

For fans seated in blocks C and D of the Barclay Stand, a large banner will be held up over said areas as the players walk out of the tunnel (1.54pm approx).

We have a guide for all supporters heading to Carrow Road. It has lots of information about getting to Carrow Road, prohibited items, stadium opening times and much more. Click here to view it.

Away fans now have a dedicated venue to attend prior to the match kicking off. The Waterfront, situated on King Street, has a beer garden with a licensed bar offering a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and food vendors.

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Please note that the majority of kiosks in the stadium this season have contactless-only tills. In the away end, the left-hand lanes of kiosks are contactless-only.

How to follow

For Sunday’s #NR1Live, Darren Eadie will be joined in the studio by Ryan Jarvis and Cedric Anselin. The show starts at 1.30pm and fans can subscribe 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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Match Reports

City beaten by Sheffield United

8 December 2019

Two early second-half goals saw Norwich City fall to defeat on Sunday afternoon at the hands of Sheffield United.

City bossed the opening period and deservedly led at the break thanks to a terrific half-volley from Alex Tettey.

However, the visitors roared back after the restart and goals from Enda Stevens and George Baldock turned the game on its head.

The Canaries failed to recover from that and ending up on the losing side.

With it being City’s third game in the space of a week, Daniel Farke shuffled his pack by making three changes to his starting eleven. Tettey captained the team on his return, with Mario Vrancic and Emi Buendia also coming in.

The opening 15 minutes were cagey with neither side able to create anything going forward. City were enjoying more of the ball without threatening the scoreline.

The first proper effort on goal came from the visitors as a loose Ben Godfrey header saw the ball fall kindly to David McGoldrick in the area but his strike was a tame one and it rolled into the arms of Tim Krul.

Moments later, City earn their rewards for a superior start but it came about in scrappy fashion. A corner from Buendia wasn’t dealt with by United and that allowed Tettey to rifle home an unstoppable strike into the bottom corner and past the hands of Dean Henderson.

City sensed blood and they were beginning the break the lines more often. That being said, goalmouth action was still few and far between.

There was a flurry of efforts towards the end of the half at both ends, with Vrancic and Ollie Norwood both firing wide from distance. Vrancic tested Henderson in stoppage time with a low drive, just as the half-time whistle blew.

The Blades came out a different side after the break and managed to turn the game on its head with two goals in three minutes.

First, Stevens nodded into the far corner from a Baldock cross before the provider of the first twisted and turned in the area to fire into the opposite corner.

They had the ball in the net a third time shortly after but VAR ruled that John Lundstram was offside in the build-up.

City make a double change with 20 minutes to go, Todd Cantwell and Jamal Lewis coming on for Sam Byram and Onel Hernandez.

There was drama shortly after when Chris Basham was shown a straight red card for a late lunge on McLean. However, VAR got involved once again and changed the card to a yellow.

United had two golden opportunities to extend their lead with ten minutes to play, twice through David McGoldrick on the counter attack but on both occasions, he missed the target.

Then it was City's turn to go close. Teemu Pukki played it back to Buendia on the edge who slid in the onrushing Cantwell but his goalbound strike was expertly saved by Henderson.

City rallied late on but couldn't change the scoreline as United headed back with the points.

Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann (c), Godfrey, Byram (Lewis, 72), Tettey, Buendia, McLean, Vrancic (Srbeny, 81), Hernandez (Cantwell, 72), Pukki
Subs not used: Fährmann, Stiepermann, Trybull, Amadou
Goals: Tettey (27)
Bookings: None

Sheffield United: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, Fleck, O’Connell, Basham, Lundstram, Egan, Norwood (c) (Besic, 65), McGoldrick (McBurnie, 83), Mousset (Robinson, 65)
Subs not used: Moore, Freeman, Sharp, Jagielka
Goals: Stevens (49), Baldock (52)
Bookings: Egan (38), Basham (76)

Referee: Simon Hooper
Kick off time: 2pm
Venue: Carrow Road
Attendance: 26,881
Half time: 1-0

Today’s Golden Goal times were:

1st Goal: 26:40
2nd Goal: 48:03
3rd Goal: 51:16

Lucky Number 1926

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Ticket News

Tickets for Sheffield United fixture available to Home Standard Members on Tuesday

11 November 2019

Tickets for our clash with Sheffield United at Carrow Road will go on sale to Home Standard Members at 9am on Tuesday morning.

The game takes place on Sunday, December 8 (2pm KO).

Tickets are priced at:

Adults £30
65+ £25
Under-18s £20
Under-12s £15

Tickets can be purchased ONLINE, by phone on 01603 721902 (option one) or at the Carrow Road ticket office.

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