• 22 Mar 2014, Kick Off 3:00pm
  • Ref: Phil Dowd
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Carrow Road, Norwich
Norwich City
2
0
Sunderland
32' Alexander Tettey
20' Robert Snodgrass
 
Result
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    • 1Ruddy
    • 2Martin
    • 26Yobo
    • 5Bassong
    • 23Martin Olsson
    • 7Snodgrass
    • 27Tettey
    • 8Jonny Howson
    • 14Hoolahan
    • 16Elmander
    • 9van Wolfswinkel
    • 25Mannone
    • 2Bardsley
    • 5Brown
    • 16O'Shea
    • 28Alonso
    • 14Colback
    • 11Johnson
    • 4Ki Sung-Yueng
    • 26Bridcutt
    • 31Borini
    • 17Altidore
    • 22Redmond
    • 13Bunn
    • 11Hooper
    • 3Whittaker
    • 4Johnson
    • 15Gutiérrez
    • 19Becchio
    • 7Larsson
    • 32Ustari
    • 33Cattermole
    • 30Scocco
    • 12Celustka
    • 23Giaccherini
    • 27Vergini

    Norwich City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-4-2
    • 1 J. Ruddy
    • 2 R. Martin
    • 26 J. Yobo
    • 5 S. Bassong
    • 23 M. Olsson
    • 7 R. Snodgrass
    • 27 A. Tettey
    • 8 J. Howson
    • 14 W. Hoolahan (Redmond '89)
    • 16 J. Elmander (Johnson '87)
    • 9 R. van Wolfswinkel (Hooper '71)

    Sunderland

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-1-4-1
    • 25 V. Mannone
    • 2 P. Bardsley
    • 5 W. Brown
    • 16 J. O'Shea
    • 28 M. Alonso
    • 14 J. Colback (Larsson '40)
    • 11 A. Johnson (Scocco '71)
    • 4 S. Ki (Cattermole '40)
    • 26 L. Bridcutt
    • 31 F. Borini
    • 17 J. Altidore
    Substitutes
    • 22 N. Redmond
    • 13 M. Bunn
    • 11 G. Hooper
    • 3 S. Whittaker
    • 4 B. Johnson
    • 15 J. Gutiérrez
    • 19 L. Becchio
    Substitutes
    • 7 S. Larsson
    • 32 . Ustari
    • 33 L. Cattermole
    • 30 I. Scocco
    • 12 O. Celustka
    • 23 E. Giaccherini
    • 27 S. Vergini
    • 2 Goals 0
    • 2 First Half Goals 0
    • 8 Shots On Target 2
    • 6 Shots Off Target 4
    • 2 Yellow Cards 4
    • 0 Red Cards 1
    • 16 Fouls 20
    • 1 Hand Balls 2
    • 54.1 Possession % 45.9
    • 436 Total Passes 368
    • 348 Accurate Passes 280
    • 25 Crosses 19
    • 6 Accurate Crosses 5
    • 8 Corners 5
    • 12 Tackles Won 13
    • 12 Total Tackles 18
    • 3 Blocks 1
    • 1 Blocked Scoring Attempts 3
    • 11 Interceptions 13
    • 23 Clearances 24
    • 23 Effective Clearances 24
    • 8 Headed Clearances 14
    • 2 Keeper Saves 6
    • 3 Keeper Throws 4
    • 3 Accurate Keeper Throws 4
    • 5 Goal Kicks 7
    • 1 Accurate Goal Kicks 2

    Norwich and Sunderland set for crucial relegation six pointer

    Probable Lineups:

    norwich sunderlandNorwich City (4-4-1-1): Ruddy, Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Tettey, Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan, van Wolfswinkel

    Chris Hughton’s side have only won one game in their last eight and will need to pick up the points to stay in the division. With their rivals having games in hand, the task is made more difficult but a win at Carrow Road will ease the pressure on the under-fire manager. Norwich do fare better at home, so the Canaries boss could go with a more attacking lineup, with Wes Hoolahan playing ‘in the hole’ behind striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel instead of Gary Hooper. Redmond also returns to the lineup and should start on the left of midfield.

    Sunderland (4-3-3): Mannone, Bardsley, Brown, O’Shea, Alonso, Bridcutt, Johnson, Colback, Ki, Borini, Jozy Altidore

    Sunderland couldn’t break down a stubborn Crystal Palace side during the weekend in a 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light, leaving the Black Cats in the relegation zone. With a trip to Anfield for a clash against in-form Liverpool next week, Gus Poyet’s men need a result to continue their rise out of the bottom three. Fletcher is a doubt for the clash, so Jozy Altidore could spearhead the Sunderland attack supported on the flanks by Fabio Borini and Adam Johnson.

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    Remember this?

    Andy Reid scores an exquisite chip that leaves the Norwich keeper frozen to the spot back in 2010.

    Fantasy Football Danger Man

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    Norwich seem to perform better at Carrow Road than away from home, so we’re backing Robert Snodgrass to produce the goods once again after notching two goals in his last four games.

    Stats to get your head around…

    Norwich City vs. Sunderland: An Alternative Preview

    There have been just five goals scored in the last six Barclays Premier League games played at Carrow Road, three for the Canaries and two against.

    Craig Gardner scored in both Barclays Premier League meetings with Norwich City last season.

    None of the last 12 league meetings between Norwich and Sunderland has ended as an away win (nine home wins and three draws).

    The Black Cats have recovered just two points from losing positions this season, the joint-fewest in the top flight.

    Norwich are unbeaten in their last five Premier League home matches (W2 D3).

    Defeat at Arsenal last time out ended a ruin of six without defeat on the road for the Black Cats in the Premier League (D3 W3).

    Vito Mannone has averaged 4.7 saves per match this season, more than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League.

    The Italian goalkeeper also has saved a higher percentage of shots on target faced of any Premier League goalkeeper this season (81%), while Keiren Westwood has the lowest (55%).

    Sunderland have been given the most red cards in this season’s Premier League (6).

    Norwich City’s four strikers (Hooper, Van Wolfswinkel, Elmander & Becchio) have attempted just 27 shots on target in a combined 3966 mins on the pitch in the Premier League this season – one every 147 mins on average.