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Premier League

  • December 8, 2012
  • • 10:00
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: H. Webb
  • • Attendance: 20294

Premier League Preview: Swansea - Norwich

Premier League Preview: Swansea - Norwich

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Two clubs in good form clash, with the hosts, on the back of a 2-0 win over Arsenal, attempting to continue their six-game unbeaten streak against a team undefeated in eight.



Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies
Dyer, Britton, Ki, De Guzman
Michu, Shechter

Whittaker, Turner, Bassong, Garrido
Tettey, Johnson
Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Pilkington

Swansea looks set to name an unchanged side from the team that managed a surprise 2-0 win over Arsenal, as the Welsh club's injury problems persist. Kyle Bartley (thigh), Danny Graham (illness) and Pablo Hernandez (hip) are all set to miss Saturday's clash. Neil Taylor (ankle), Wayne Routledge (ankle) and goalkeeper Michel Vorm (groin) all remain sidelined through injury as well.

For Norwich, Michael Turner is set to return from a shoulder injury and should replace Ryan Bennett at center back, although manager Chris Hughton may be tempted to persist with Bennett given the Canaries' recent form.

Otherwise, the visitors look poised to name an unchanged side from the team that beat Sunderland 2-1, with Mark Bunn continuing to deputize for the injured Steve Ruddy (hip), while Harry Kane (ankle) also remains on the sidelines.

  • Anthony Pilkington (pictured, right) has scored in the last two meetings between Swansea and Norwich, with the latter winning both, 3-2 at Liberty Stadium and 3-1 at Carrow Road.
  • Danny Graham will be missed for the clash, as he has scored six goals in his last four games against Norwich.
  • Swansea goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel, usually back-up to Michel Vorm, has the best shots-to-save ratio in the Premier League (88 percent).
  • Michu has scored 0.48 goals a game in league competitions since August 2011 - nearly one every two games.
  • No Premier League side has scored fewer second-half goals than Norwich this season; the Canaries have managed a measly six goals after halftime.
  • Sebastian Bassong has now scored twice in 13 games for Norwich; it took him 86 appearances to reach the same amount for his previous Premier League sides.
  • Norwich is unbeaten in its last eight Premier League games. The last time the club went on a longer top-flight run was in October 1989.
  • The Canaries' have picked up fewer cards than any other Premier League team this season (12 yellows and no reds).


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25Gerhard TremmelGoalkeeper
6Ashley WilliamsDefender
22Ángel RangelDefender
33Ben DaviesDefender
12Nathan DyerMidfielder
15Wayne RoutledgeMidfielder
20Jonathan De GuzmánMidfielder
4Sung-Yong KiMidfielder
30Danny GrahamStriker
13David CornellGoalkeeper
27Kyle BartleyDefender
21Dwight TiendalliDefender
26Kemy AgustienMidfielder
9Itay ShechterStriker
8Luke MooreStriker
13Mark BunnGoalkeeper
2Russell MartinDefender
3Steven WhittakerDefender
5S. BassongDefender
18Javier GarridoDefender
4Bradley JohnsonMidfielder
23Robert SnodgrassMidfielder
8Jonny HowsonMidfielder
12Anthony PilkingtonMidfielder
14Wesley HoolahanMidfielder
29Grant HoltStriker
13Declan RuddGoalkeeper
20Leon BarnettDefender
23Marc TierneyDefender
25David FoxMidfielder
17Elliott BennettMidfielder
10K. JacksonMidfielder
20Steve MorisonStriker

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