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19 December 2020 Venue Carrow Road Attendance

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Match Previews

Match pack: Norwich City v Cardiff City

19 December 2020

Norwich City host Cardiff City at Carrow Road this afternoon (12:30pm KO), and our Match Pack contains all you need to know about the Championship fixture.

How to watch: Norwich City v Cardiff City

This afternoon's game is available for season ticket holders to watch for FREE on iFollow.

Providing season ticket holders have updated their email address with the club and created an iFollow account with the same details, the match will be made available for free here on Saturday.

Because the match has been selected for broadcast by Sky Sports in the UK, no match passes are being sold for this fixture. It's also not able to be viewed as part of any existing international passes or subscriptions.

However, you can purchase audio passes to listen to our match with the Bluebirds with BBC Radio Norfolk commentary. To subscribe, click here.

Team News: Rupp could return for Cardiff, Krul out

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke confirmed that the Canaries could see Lukas Rupp return for this afternoon's game! Unfortunately, Tim Krul remains out for this fixture. Use the link above to see the full updates from Farke’s pre-match press conference.

Daniel Farke: We have to be proactive at defending set-pieces

“Looking at the recent form, Cardiff have won five of the last six which is outstanding. They have an unbelievable amount of quality players and an experienced coach on this level.

“We're also a strong opponent for them, so it's not like we're scared. Every game on this level is difficult so we have to deliver again.”

Match preview: Norwich City v Cardiff City

See how Cardiff have performed going into this game in our Match Preview! It also provides details on the officials in charge of tonight’s match, our head-to-head record with the Bluebirds and more.

Memorable Match: Norwich City 4-1 Cardiff City

Expected to be Darren Huckerby's last game in yellow and green after his loan was coming to an end, remind yourself of this huge 4-1 win at Carrow Road against the Bluebirds back in 2003!

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Match Reports

Buendia and Cantwell bring festive cheer in 2-0 win against Cardiff

19 December 2020

Norwich City stayed top of the Sky Bet Championship table with a professional 2-0 win at home to Cardiff City on Saturday, courtesy of goals from Emi Buendia and Todd Cantwell.

Daniel Farke made two changes to the side that started Wednesday's 2-1 win at Reading, Cantwell and Mario Vrancic coming in for Josh Martin and Marco Stiepermann respectively.

The first half was full of Norwich attacks, starting with Jacob Sorensen finding Cantwell just outside the D, the latter seeing his shot blocked for a corner kick.

Norwich went close to breaking through in the 19th minute, Kenny McLean flicking a deep Buendia cross just wide of the post with his head.

McLean, Teemu Pukki, Cantwell and Vrancic all found their groove on the counter moments later, linking up with speed and precision before being denied by Greg Cunningham's last-ditch slide.

You'd have put your money on Pukki putting the Canaries in front in the 22nd minute, the Finn running behind Cardiff's defence and dragging a shot just wide after retrieving a well-timed pass from Cantwell.

Cardiff had their first sight of goal mid-way through the first half, Sean Morrison heading straight at Michael McGovern from Harry Wilson's free-kick.

But City's pressure paid off in the 27th minute, Buendia carrying the ball forward centrally to the edge of the 18-yard box and placing it into the bottom left corner for 1-0.

Sorensen sent a free-kick straight into the hands of Alex Smithies, before Wilson curled one wide of McGovern's near post.

The Norwich 'keeper, adorning a baseball cap in the low December sun, made a brilliant save with half-time approaching, diving to his right to deny Morrison from close-range who had again won a header from a Wilson free-kick.

City almost went two ahead in stoppage time, Buendia playing a lovely pass to Cantwell on the left, but the latter looked to curl the ball into the far corner and had his shot blocked.

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In the second half, City had a flurry of chances on the counter-attack without being able to convert them, Pukki chipping the ball wide of the post early on.

Pukki had another shot caught by Smithies in the 59th minute, before Oliver Skipp did really well to send City from back to front. Cantwell, Pukki, Buendia and Vrancic were all involved, the latter dragging his shot just wide.

Buendia almost found the bottom left corner again after another City counter moments later, but this time Smithies got down to his right to push the ball out for a corner.

Vrancic was next to go close, shooting just wide from distance.

Eventually, Cardiff were broken down again. Cantwell picked the ball up about 25 yards from goal, took a few touches forward and leathered it into the top right corner for 2-0.

Cantwell teed up Buendia with less than ten minutes remaining, but the Argentine's shot went just wide of the post as City's desire for more goals remained.

Norwich City XI: McGovern (GK), Aarons (Tettey 90+2'), Hanley (C), Zimmermann, Sorensen, Skipp, McLean, Vrancic (Stiepermann 81'), Buendia (Dowell 85'), Cantwell, Pukki (Hugill 90+2')
Unused substitutes: Barden (GK), Omobamidele, Rupp, Martin, Omotoye
Goals: Buendia (27'), Cantwell (71')
Red cards:

Cardiff City XI: Smithies (GK), Morrison (C), Voulks, Bacuna, Ralls, Glatzel, Nelson, Cunningham, Pack (Hoilett 66'), Wilson, Ojo (Harris 76')
Unused substitutes: Phillips (GK), Benkovic, Whyte, Bamba, Bagan, Patten, Zimba
Bookings: Nelson (55'), Ojo (57'), Wilson (90+5')
Red cards:

HT: 1-0
Venue: Carrow Road
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Tim Robinson

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Ticket News

2,000 tickets available for Cardiff City fixture

8 December 2020

Norwich City are delighted to confirm that 2,000 tickets for the club’s upcoming Sky Bet Championship fixture against Cardiff City will be made available to supporters.

Over recent months, the club has continued to work closely with its Safety Advisory Group (SAG) and the EFL and following recent confirmation from the government of the region’s COVID-19 tier, permission was granted for 2,000 supporters to attend fixtures at Carrow Road, starting with Saturday’s win against Sheffield Wednesday.

The ticketing application process for the fixture against Cardiff City (Saturday, December 19) can now be confirmed:

Wednesday, December 9 (9am) - Tickets go on sale to season ticket holders who HAVE NOT purchased a match ticket for Preston, Sheffield Wed, or Nottingham Forest
Thursday December 10 (9am) - Tickets go on sale to season ticket holders that HAVE purchased a ticket for (Preston, Sheffield Wednesday, or Nottingham Forest
Friday, December 11 (9am) - Tickets are on sale to all home and away members that HAVE NOT purchased a match ticket for Preston, Sheffield Wednesday or Nottingham Forest
Friday, December 11 (9am) - Tickets are on sale to all home and away members that HAVE purchased a match ticket, (Preston, Sheffield Wed or Nottingham Forest)

All supporters are only allowed 1 seat per supporter number. All tickets for the fixtures will be located in the South Stand, with socially distanced seating allocated.

Strict COVID-19 protocols and guidelines such as laned entry systems, temperature checks and more will remain in place at Carrow Road. Further details will be communicated to supporters who are successful in applying for match tickets.

As the club continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic under its self-financed model, a new ticket pricing structure has been implemented for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.

Over-65s £20
Under-18s £10

Tickets can be purchased online at or over the phone on 01603 721902 (option 1) from 9am on Wednesday, December 9.

Tickets will not be available to purchase in-person at either the Carrow Road ticket office or the club’s city centre Fan Hub.

The club continues to work closely with its SAG and the EFL and should government guidelines permit, would be ready to scale up the number of supporters permitted to enter home games at Carrow Road.

Further details on ticketing applications for the club’s remaining fixtures in December and beyond will be communicated in due course.

The complimentary iFollow offering will remain in place for those season ticket holders who are unable to attend the upcoming home fixtures. For further details click here.

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