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08 November 2019 Venue Carrow Road Attendance

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Norwich City v Watford

7 November 2019

Norwich City return to action at Carrow Road on Friday night to face Watford under lights and in front of the live Sky Sports cameras (8pm KO).

Our Match Preview includes insight a host of information including a look at the Hornets, information for visiting supporters and much more.

Please note there are various road closures in and around Norwich on Friday evening because of a fireworks display taking place in the city. Read on for more info

The opposition

Watford have endured a difficult start to the 2019-20 campaign, currently lying at the foot of the table with five points from eleven.

They are without a league victory going into this Friday’s match and have only scored six goals so far this campaign.

The Hornets parted company with Javi Gracia back in September and instantly reappointed former coach Quique Sanchez Flores, who had previously been Watford’s manager between June 2015 and May 2016.

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Last season’s FA Cup finalists have struggled to get going this season but they’ve picked up admirable draws against Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal so far.

Ref watch

Andre Marriner will be the man in the middle for Friday’s fixture. Marriner has taken charge of seven Premier League games this season, with his last being Leicester City’s 9-0 win over

His assistants will be Scott Ledger and Simon Long, with Keith Stroud the fourth official. Andy Madley and Andy Halliday will be overseeing VAR.

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.

The game is our annual Remembrance Day fixture with lots of tributes planned in and outside Carrow Road before kick-off. For more information, click here.

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There will be various road closures in place before kick-off because of the “Big Boom” fireworks display taking place in the city. Head here for a full list of closures.

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.

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 Friday’s #NR1Live show, Darren Eadie will be joined in the studio by Christoph Zimmermann and Jamie Cureton. The show starts at 7.30pm and fans can subscribe here.

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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.

Canary fans can also sign up to the Norwich City WhatsApp group to receive the starting line-up ahead of the game sent straight to your phone, as well as the half-time and full-time score and game highlights. Click HERE to sign up.

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Match Reports

City beaten 2-0 by quick-firing Watford

8 November 2019

Norwich City lost 2-0 to Watford in the Premier League at Carrow Road on Friday night thanks to goals at the start of the first and second halves from Gerard Deulofeu and Andre Gray.

Despite an improved second half performance following the introduction of Todd Cantwell and Josip Drmic, the Canaries failed to surmount a comeback against ten men following the sending off of Christian Kabasele.

Daniel Farke didn't make any changes to the team that started against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, however there was a return to the bench for Mario Vrancic. His recovery from injury forced Moritz Leitner to sit out of the squad.

As for Watford, they made three changes, with Jose Holebas, Etienne Capoue and Will Hughes coming in for Adam Masina, Nathaniel Chalobah and Andre Gray respectively.

The first half could hardly have got off to a worse start for City, who conceded within the opening two minutes when Deulofeu dispossessed Emiliano Buendia inside his own half and ran through on goal before picking out the bottom left corner.

A Jose Holebas corner was headed over by Daryl Janmaat at the near post just moments later as the Hornets looked to capitalise further on their fast start.

Deulofeu looked dangerous again, pulling the ball back across goal inside the 13th minute, but there were no blue shirts on the end of it.

It wasn’t until the 17th minute when City first looked lively going forward, as Kenny McLean threaded Onel Hernandez down the left wing. The Cuban aimed to pick out Pukki with an enticing delivery, but Craig Cathcart was on hand to get rid.

A deep Buendia free-kick was then met by Alexander Tettey at the far post courtesy of Cathcart’s flick, but the City captain volleyed well wide. There were shouts for a penalty shortly thereafter as McLean went down inside the 18-yard-box, but Andre Marriner remained unmoved.

Marco Stiepermann gave the fans something to enjoy with some excellent footwork halfway through the first 45, nutmegging one Watford player before sliding the ball past another to send Hernandez through on goal. Foster narrowed the angle well, however, blocking the following shot before Kabasele did the same to get his body in the way of Teemu Pukki’s rebound.

Will Hughes had a chance to put Watford two up when he shot over the bar from close range, and Ricardo Pereyra looked even more likely when he beat Tettey to a loose ball on the 26th minute. Daniel Farke’s defence tracked back well though and mopped up the danger.

Watford were forced into making an early change when Pereyra had to come off for Andre Gray on the half hour mark.

City continued to keep the deficit at one as Ben Godfrey threw in a vital block on an early effort from Gray, before McLean nodded a Hernandez cross straight into Ben Foster’s hands.

Pukki played a nice one-two with Hernandez and laid it off to Buendia who shot well over the bar as the Canaries continued to push for a first-half equaliser.

Pukki had another couple of shots – a low driven effort and a right footed volley - comfortably saved by Foster on the brink of half-time, before Watford went into the break 1-0 up.

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The second half didn’t start much better, Gray doubling the lead with 52 minutes played when he got on the end of Deulofeu’s cross with a delicate heel flick into the bottom left corner for 2-0.

City weren’t about to surrender though, and almost got a sight back in the game when Buendia burst down the right wing and switched the ball towards Hernandez. Watford cleared the danger and the resulting corner was volleyed over by Pukki.

In an effort to change City’s fortunes, Farke made a double change with half an hour remaining. Stiepermann and Buendia made way for Drmic and Cantwell respectively.

Cantwell immediately looked lively, twisting and turning in the final third before picking out McLean who sent it down the left to Jamal Lewis. The Norwich left-back looked up and smashed a strike towards the far corner, but Foster tipped it round the post.

Drmic showed similar intent when he single-handedly drew the sending off of Kabasele, chasing down a lost cause and being fouled off the ball by the Watford man as the visitors were reduced to ten men.

City woke up following those changes and had a few sighters at goal, McLean’s effort from distance being tipped over the bar by Foster in the 71st minute and Cantwell’s cross almost being poked in for an own goal by Janmaat.

There was a return to action for Vrancic with nine minutes to go as he replaced Lewis in the game’s dying embers.

Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Tettey (C), Godfrey, Lewis (Vrancic 81’), Trybull, Buendia (Cantwell 61’), McLean, Stiepermann (Drmic 61’), Hernandez, Pukki
Subs not used: Fahrmann, Byram, Amadou, Srbeny
Goals: 
Bookings: Vrancic (86’)

Watford: Foster, Dawson, Kabasele, Cathcart, Janmaat, Capoue, Doucoure (C), Holebas (Masina 87’), Hughes, Deulofeu (Mariappa 70’), Pereyra (Gray 30')
Subs not used: Gomes, Deeney, Chalobah, Femenia
Goals: Deulofeu (2'), Gray (52’)
Bookings: Kabasele (48’, 65’), Hughes (69’)

Referee: Andre Marriner
Kick-off time: 8pm
Venue: Carrow Road
Attendance: 27,074
HT: 0-1

Today’s Golden Goal times were:

1st Goal: 01:17

2nd Goal: 51:25

Lucky Number 0883

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Ticket News

Tickets for Watford clash now on general sale

24 October 2019

Our first home fixture under the floodlights at Carrow Road against Watford is now on general sale.

Tickets originally sold out in the Standard Member window, but following negotiations with Watford, the Club were able to secure an additional 1000 tickets.

These went on sale from Monday to Premier members, followed by Standard members and Season ticket holders, with the remaining tickets now available to purchase via general sale.

Tickets are available to purchase at the Carrow Road ticket office, by phone on 01603 72 1902 (option one), or ONLINE.

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