Premier League Season Review – Norwich City

Norwich City: 19th (relegated) FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Four Norwich are quickly earning a status as the new yo-yo team of the top two divisions in English football. After suffering relegation in 2014 they made an instant return to the Premier League through the play-offs, but a further year later they are left to reflect on another failure to make their mark on the top table after failing to win their lengthy battle against the drop. Manager Alex Neil entered the season with a terrific standing…

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Norwich vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

The odds are beginning to go against Norwich City in their battle to survive relegation from the Premier League, so victory in Saturday’s early kick-off against Manchester United will act as a timely boost as well as a pivotal result. There was every reason for manager Alex Neil to be extremely pleased with Norwich’s performance in their most recent outing at Arsenal, but we have reached a point in the season where results are much more important and some very good chances went to waste as they fell to a…

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Bournemouth vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

Bournemouth will be hoping to win for the first time in five Premier League matches when they host Norwich City, with both sides intent on extending the gap between themselves and the relegation zone. A strong first half display counted for little for Bournemouth on Tuesday as they slid to a 3-1 defeat at home to West Ham United, proving unable to cope with the quality of Dimitri Payet in particular, with goalkeeper Artur Boruc forced into some fine saves which served to keep the scoreline somewhat respectable. They are…

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Norwich vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

With only goal difference keeping them outside of the bottom three, Norwich City need a result at home to mid-table Everton in order to move into an extremely tough run of festive fixtures with confidence. Manager Alex Neil is certainly looking for a response from his players after their desperately below-par showing at Watford last time out in a match which left few doubting which of the two clubs appeared the more likely to stay up this season following promotion from the second tier. There was very little in it…

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Man City vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

Now top of the Premier League only on goal difference, Manchester City come up against a Norwich City side that conceded seven the last time they visited the Etihad Stadium. The leaders perhaps came away slightly the happier after a desperately dull Manchester derby, which ended goalless as few chances were created by two teams who made avoiding defeat their main priority. It was a rare departure from Manuel Pellegrini from his usual attacking style, but he gained reward as his two central defenders remained secure throughout, with Nicolas Otamendi outstanding…

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Norwich vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

Norwich City will be determined to bounce back from their thrashing at lowly Newcastle United by seeing off a West Bromwich Albion side that they have already knocked out of the Capital One Cup. For the remainder of this season, the Premier League is unlikely to see many worse defensive displays than the one Norwich produced on Tyneside, shipping six goals through a lack of intensity and organisation as well as carelessness in possession. Too many players were committed forward in attacking positions, leaving holding midfielder Alexander Tettey badly exposed…

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Preview: Sunderland vs Norwich – Strugglers set for early battle at the bottom

Two sides who lost their opening match last weekend vie for their first points of the season at the Stadium of Light, as Sunderland take on Norwich City. A display of how not to defend meant that Sunderland were condemned to defeat inside 25 minutes at Leicester City. It was reminiscent of some of their collapses of the past two seasons, which will concern Dick Advocaat, who has striven to address those deficiencies at the back which have been exposed all too often. It was, however, pleasing for strikers Jermain Defoe…

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