Manchester City v Norwich City: Match Preview

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Manchester City caretaker manager Brian Kidd has doubts over Sergio Agüero after he picked up a knock against Reading in midweek. Kolo Toure lasted on 15 minutes in the win against the Royals after sustaining a knee injury and is out until August. Scott Sinclair remains sidelined after his recent surgery for a blood clot.

Norwich go into the game with a clean bill of health, other than Andrew Surman (knee) and Michael Turner (groin) with both not expected to play again until next season. 

Brian Kidd…“If you had said to me before the (Reading) game that you are going to win and clinch second place, I would have accepted that. All credit to the players. They are the ones who have had to put up with stuff off the pitch as well and I am pleased for them. It would have been a travesty if they had not finished second.”

Chris Hughton…“I have a responsibility to keep improving. We’ll try to be as busy as we can. How many that sees us bring in we don’t know. When we look at the season as a whole defensively we held our own. We needed to get the goals that could win us games. That is from the team not just individuals. We must turn some of the draws into wins.”

Match Statistic: Norwich have managed just 10 points on the road this season – only relegated Reading (8) have taken fewer away from home.

Prediction: Manchester City 4-1 Norwich City

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