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Match Previews

Match Preview: Norwich City v Leicester City

27 February 2020

Leicester City are the visitors at Carrow Road on Friday night as Norwich seek three important points to close the gap to 19th in the Premier League.

Our Match Preview uses expert insight from a local journalist to discuss Leicester’s season so far, looks at the officials taking charge of the game, and provides important information for supporters attending the game or following from afar.

The opposition

Leicester’s terrific start to the 2019-20 campaign means that a recent dip in form has not seen them drop outside of the league’s top three.

The Foxes have won just three of the last nine games in all competitions – a run which includes surprising defeats to Southampton and Burnley as well as a League Cup exit courtesy of Aston Villa in the semi-finals. On the road, Brendan Rodgers’ side haven’t won in the league since New Year’s Day away to Newcastle United.

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Those results have coincided with a slight goal drought for star striker Jamie Vardy, who hasn’t scored in nine matches in all competitions. Jordan Blackwell, who covers the club for the Leicester Mercury, gave us his thoughts on why that might be.

“I think it’s a case of things averaging out a little bit,” he said. “He scored a lot of goals in the first half of the season from a low amount of shots. He was extremely clinical. When he got to ten goals, I think he’d only had 21 shots which isn’t sustainable.”

To read the full interview with Jordan, click here.

Ref watch

Craig Pawson will oversee the fixture and be assisted by Richard West and Neil Davies. Jarred Gillett will be the fourth official. Graham Scott and Andy Halliday are overseeing VAR.

Pawson has refereed 24 games across the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and Euros qualifiers this season, dishing out 108 yellow cards and three reds in those fixtures.

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Friday night represents Pawson’s first time officiating a Norwich City game this season. The last time he did was back in May 2016 for a 1-0 defeat at home to Manchester United.

Info for supporters

Supporters are reminded that Norwich City does not tolerate discrimination of any sort at the Club, on the pitch or in the stands.

If you experience any form of discrimination or abuse, help us to eliminate it from football by reporting it.

Text us on 07931235513 or complete the form here and we will treat your correspondence in the strictest confidence.

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We'll be showing our support for Level Playing Field's Weeks of Action on Friday night. To find out more information about the initiaitive, click here.

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 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.

Away fans can enter the stadium from 6pm.

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.

The Junior Canaries FanZone is not open for this match.

How to follow

Supporters can sign up to Canaries TV to watch our matchday show, #NR1Live. The broadcast on Friday will start at 7.30pm and feature pre and post-match reaction from presenter Darren Eadie and his studio guests, Norwich United manager Cédric Anselin and former player Adrian Forbes. During the match, supporters will be able to listen to commentary from BBC Radio Norfolk's Chris Goreham.

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

Lewis stunner seals precious win

28 February 2020

Norwich City beat Leicester City for the first time in the Premier League since November 1994 with a crucial 1-0 victory at Carrow Road on Friday night thanks to Jamal Lewis’ stunning second-half volley.

Daniel Farke made one change to his starting lineup from last weekend’s defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Lukas Rupp dropping to the bench with Emiliano Buendia returning to the eleven in his place.

As for Leicester, Jamie Vardy was surprisingly left out of Brendan Rodgers’ squad as Kelechi Iheanacho took his spot up front.

The visitors, who were looking to tighten their grip on the Champions League qualification places, had the first chance of the game when James Maddison’s corner was headed over by Hamza Choudhury.

Norwich had a similar first chance of their own, Ben Godfrey heading straight at Kasper Schmeichel from an Ondrej Duda corner minutes later.

Dennis Praet was next to test Tim Krul, shooting straight at him after Harvey Barnes had played the ball inside to Leicester’s number 26.

At the other end, Teemu Pukki found himself in a good position to shoot on goal after being teed up by Duda, but the effort was blocked well by Caglar Soyuncu.

In an end-to-end affair the shots continued to come, with Iheanacho presented with time and space to shoot well over the bar from distance in the 24th minute.

Praet came closer for the Foxes a minute later as he hit the outside of the post when he latched onto an inviting right-wing delivery from Ricardo Pereira.

Leicester continued to assert their authority, Maddison sending a dangerous cross into the 18-yard-box for Krul to deal with.

Ayoze Perez had a couple of chances towards the end of the first half, one of which was deflected over and the other saved at the near post comfortably by the Canaries’ shot stopper.

Whilst Brendan Rodgers’ side had the vast majority of first-half chances, few of them were clear cut, as emphasised by Iheanacho’s shot going well over the bar in the 37th minute.

Norwich showed a glimmer of what they’re capable of going forward when Pukki, Buendia and Todd Cantwell linked up in a tight space in the final third, but the Finnish forward saw the resulting shot drag wide.

Maddison had another corner headed straight at Krul by Jonny Evans before Alexander Tettey had a shot blocked wide from distance to wrap up an eventful if uninspiring opening 45.

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The away side thought they had taken the lead at the start of the second half when Iheanacho got the wrong side of Ben Godfrey before curling a shot into the far corner, but the goal was ruled out after VAR picked up a handball from Iheanacho in the build-up.

Leicester remained on top, Perez heading wide from a Chilwell cross in the 54th minute.

Duda almost had his first goal in a Norwich shirt in the 61st minute when he saw his long-ranger sting the palms of Schmeichel on its way over the crossbar.

As the second half wore on, the tide began to turn. Jamal Lewis did really well to send City on the counter while under a high press from Leicester, and Duda ought to have scored when he had another chance, this time shooting straight at Schmeichel.

Duda then saw a free kick hit the wall and go out for a corner, before Daniel Farke introduced Rupp in place of Cantwell.

In the 70th minute, the deadlock was broken in some style. Norwich took the lead with one full-back providing for the other, an inviting Aarons cross smashed into the far corner beautifully by Lewis’ perfect volley. Carrow Road was bouncing.

With minutes to spare, the yellows continued to search for the second as Josip Drmic, on as a substitute, cut inside and went for the far corner, but Schmeichel was on hand to save before five minutes of added time were signalled.

The Foxes dominated possession as the final whistle approached, but Norwich showed good game management to hold onto a clean sheet and three crucial points.

Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Hanley ©, Godfrey, Lewis, Tettey, McLean, Buendia, Duda (Stiepermann 87’), Cantwell (Rupp 68’), Pukki (Drmic 81’)

Unused substitutes: McGovern, Vrancic, Trybull, Idah

Goals: Lewis (70’)

Booked: Hanley (53’)

 

Leicester City: Schmeichel ©, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Maddison, Iheanacho, Barnes, Perez (Albrighton 78’), Choudhury (Ndidi 66’), Pereira, Praet (Tielemans 73’)

Unused substitutes: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Gray

Booked: Praet (62’)

 

Referee: Craig Pawson

Venue: Carrow Road

Attendance: 27,010

Half-time: 0-0

Today’s Golden Goal time was:

1st Goal: 69:44

Lucky Number 2207

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Ticket News

Ticket news: Norwich City v Leicester City

4 February 2020

Tickets for Norwich City's match against Leicester City on Friday, February 28 (8pm) are now on sale.

Tickets are priced at:

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

Tickets can be purchased via the following sales windows at 9am:

Home premier members - Monday, February 3
Home standard members -
Tuesday, February 4
Season ticket holder -
Wednesday, February 5
General sale -
Thursday, February 6

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

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