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Match Preview: Norwich City v Crystal Palace

30 December 2019

Norwich City host Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on Wednesday (5:30pm kick-off) in their first 2020 Premier League fixture.

Our Match Preview has an overview of this fixture’s history, an insight into the Eagles’ season and a look at who will be the man in the middle.

The opposition

Crystal Palace have had a good run in their Premier League campaign so far, managing to pick up a decent amount of points from their games against the ‘top six’, drawing with Arsenal and beating Manchester United.

The Eagles’ downfall has been in picking up points where they should be having an easier time taking them, often settling for a point via a draw.

In a tight table, Palace currently sit 9th with 27 points, however they remain just three points behind the more prestigious positions of 6th and 7th.

Turning to the stats provides some further insight. Palace have scored just 18 this season, the second-lowest tally raised by any team in the league, only beating Watford, who sit on 15.

Although the goal-scoring is a tough pill to swallow, fans will be reassured by their comparatively incredible defensive record. Palace have conceded 22 goals this season, the third lowest in the league. The only teams to better that are Liverpool, Leicester City and Sheffield United (who are joint-second).

Head-to-head

The two sides have met seven times since 2010, with the Canaries winning one, drawing one and losing four.

The Eagles have bested City on all three of their last match-ups, the most recent being in September of this season.

A Luka Milivojevic penalty and Andros Townsend last-minute goal proved to be more than enough for Palace to take the three points at Selhurst Park.

Ref watch

Jonathan Moss will oversee the fixture and be assisted by Marc Perry and Eddie Smart. Andy Woolmer will be the fourth official. On VAR duties this week are Jarred Gillett and Richard West.

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Moss has refereed 13 Premier League fixtures this season, handing out 48 yellow cards and two reds across those fixtures.

He was last appointed to officiate a Norwich game back in September, when he was the man in charge of our away game against Crystal Palace. The Eagles won 2-0, taking all three points home. Moss made two bookings in the match.

Info for supporters

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 supporters can enter the stadium from 3.30pm.

The Junior Canaries Family FanZone at Carrow Park will be open between 3pm and 5pm.

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

Supporters can sign up to Canaries TV to watch our matchday show, #NR1Live. The broadcast begins at 5pm on Wednesday and will feature pre and post-match reaction from presenter Darren Eadie and his studio guests, Timm Klose, Scott Howie and Charlie Wyett. During the match, supporters will be able to listen to commentary from BBC Radio Norfolk's Chris Goreham.

UK-based supporters can catch the game on television, with the match being broadcast live on BT Sport.

For those who can’t catch it on television, 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 suffer late equaliser in Palace draw

1 January 2020

Norwich City began the New Year with a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Wednesday thanks to goals at the start and end of the match from Todd Cantwell and Connor Wickham respectively.

Cantwell’s early strike in the fourth minute wasn't enough to bring home all three points in a tense and cagey battle with Roy Hodgon’s side at Carrow Road, as Wickham's late equaliser was awarded after a VAR check for offside.

City were unfortunate not to increase their lead, Emiliano Buendia and Kenny McLean both going close to finding the net in the second half.

Daniel Farke made three changes to the side that started Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, with Sam Byram, McLean and Cantwell returning to the starting eleven in place of Jamal Lewis, Marco Stiepermann and Onel Hernandez. Michael McGovern and Adam Idah replaced Ralf Fährmann and Dennis Srbeny on the bench.

The first shot of the game fell to Luka Milivojevic just outside the 18-yard box, who saw his effort deflected wide by Christoph Zimmermann.

When Cantwell opened the scoring in the fourth minute, sections of Carrow Road seemed almost reluctant to celebrate, and it wasn’t hard to see why, given VAR decisions that have gone against them in recent weeks.

But Todd was just onside, Buendia’s flick behind the Palace defence timed to perfection, allowing the former to slot into the bottom left corner from close range with relative ease. No VAR check took place, and the home fans were allowed to find their full voice.

What followed was a somewhat drab opening period, as Palace grew into the game in terms of possession but failing to get another shot at goal until the 25th minute, Martin Kelly lifting a cross to Jordan Ayew to head straight at Tim Krul.

One minute later, Buendia went for the spectacular, showing his flair with a chest and volley from distance, but Vicente Guaita gathered comfortably.

Good chances were few and far between for both sides, with Ayew’s blaze over the bar from a tight angle one of few notable efforts after the half-hour mark.

Some staunch rear-guard action was required when a Palace pass wrong-footed Zimmermann and led to a goalmouth scramble. Krul came charging out and the ball ended up at the feet of James McArthur, but City’s number six made amends, diving in to block the shot and hold onto the clean sheet.

At the other end, efforts from Max Aarons and Cantwell went wayward, as the tempo picked up again with half-time approaching.

Cantwell connected better with a cross from Aarons in the 41st minute, swivelling his body to volley into the ground and straight at Guaita.

An aerial pass from Buendia caused havoc on the brink of half-time, Teemu Pukki gathering it and darting towards goal with only James Tomkins in his way. Tomkins did well to force the Finn wide, however, before Aarons’ shot went across the face of goal and wide to wrap up the first-half.

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After the interval, it was the home side who emerged with the first real chance of the second half. Buendia latched onto a soft pass from Cheikhou Kouyate before riding three challenges and playing it to Mario Vrancic, who won City a free-kick about 25 yards out.

Buendia and Vrancic were both standing over it, but it was the Argentine who stepped up to pull the trigger, curling an effort towards the top left corner. It would have been an excellent finish, but for the superb out-stretched save from Guaita.

Palace responded with a long-ranged effort of their own, Max Meyer testing Krul when turning and shooting to the Dutchman’s left from just inside the D.

With just under half an hour remaining and still holding onto a 1-0 lead, City went close to doubling it from a Buendia corner. McLean headed it towards the far post where Vrancic was on hand, but the latter was unable to steer it inside of the woodwork.

The visitors almost troubled the Canaries with an intelligent set-piece routine, Milivojevic taking a free-kick quickly to allow Ayew to drill a cross into the danger area, but the ball came out to Zaha who volleyed well over.

McLean came so close to making it 2-0 in the 73rd minute, after Aarons slammed a cross into him. He took it down well and leathered the ball onto the underside of the crossbar, City really unlucky not to make the score-line more comfortable.

At the other end, it was looking like it really wasn’t going to be Zaha’s day. He found himself in plenty of space when Milivojevic sent a corner towards him, but scuffed the volley wide of the post.

With just a few minutes remaining, Palace had the ball in the back of the net when Zaha's cross was met by Wickham to equalise, Zimmermann's foot playing him just onside.

A painful way to drop points at the end of an evening when it looked like City were taking home all three.

Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Hanley ©, Zimmermann, Byram, Vrancic, Tettey (Idah 90'), McLean, Buendia, Cantwell (Hernandez 78’), Pukki (Stiepermann 82’)
Unused substitutes: McGovern, Amadou, Lewis, Trybull
Goals: Cantwell (4’)
Bookings: Zimmermann (42’), Aarons (74’), Hanley (76’), Stiepermann (83')

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Kelly (Pierrick 82'), Tomkins, Sakho (Kouyate 46’), Riedewald, Milivojevic ©, McArthur, McCarthy, Meyer (Wickham 60’), Zaha, Ayew
Unused substitutes: Hennessey, Woods, Daly, Kirby
Goals: Wickham (87')
Bookings:

Half time: 1-0
Attendance: 27,021
Venue: Carrow Road
Referee: Jonathan Moss

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Ticket News

Ticket News: Norwich City v Crystal Palace

27 November 2019

Tickets for Norwich City's home clash with Crystal Palace on New Year's Day (5.30pm KO) will go on sale from Tuesday, December 3.

Tickets will be available to purchase from 9am on each of the following windows:

Home Premier Members - Tuesday, December 3
Home Standard Members - Wednesday, December 4
Season Ticket Holders - Thursday, December 5
General Sale - Friday, December 6

Tickets are priced at:

Adult £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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