Premier League Preview: Norwich - Manchester United
Chris Hughton's side goes into the match having won three out of its last four, but faces a tough test as it attempts to topple the top-of-the-table Red Devils at Carrow Road.
By Husmukh Kerai
Whittaker, Turner, Bassong, Garrido
Snodgrass, Johnson, Tettey, Pilkington
Rafael, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra
Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Young
Van Persie, Chicharito
Norwich manager Chris Hughton could welcome back on-loan Tottenham striker Harry Kane (ankle) for Manchester United's visit to Carrow Road. Russell Martin (back) is likely to miss the game, however, with Scotland international Steven Whittaker to remain at right back.
Grant Holt could be preferred to Steve Morison in attack, with Wes Hoolahan set to continue in the gap behind the front man after impressive recent performances.
Sir Alex Ferguson could have defender Phil Jones (knee) back in his squad for the match, while Nani (hamstring) and Shinji Kagawa (knee) are a week or so away from making their return to the first team.
Robin van Persie (thigh) and Wayne Rooney (ankle) missed the international break with injuries, but only one of the striking pair is likely to play, with Sir Alex Ferguson claiming Chicharito had "picked himself" for the tie after his double against Aston Villa last weekend.
United will definitely be without its captain, Nemanja Vidic (knee), who remains a long-term absentee.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
Norwich has won three and lost just one of its last six Premier League home games, keeping four clean sheets in that run.
- The Canaries have scored with only 7.3 percent of their shots at goal this season in the Premier League, a lower rate than any other side.
- Robert Snodgrass (pictured right) has put in the third-highest amount of crosses so far this season, behind only Leighton Baines and Steven Gerrard.
Manchester United has won seven and lost just one of its last eight visits to Carrow Road in all competitions.
Chicharito has scored in five successive appearances for the Red Devils, netting seven goals in total during this run.
United has scored 12 goals from crosses in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.
The league leader has recovered more points from losing positions than any other team in the Premier League (15).
Top 3 Predictions
Norwich City 1-3 Manchester United
- 20.55 %
Norwich City 0-3 Manchester United
- 16.34 %
Norwich City 1-4 Manchester United
- 9.44 %
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|Feb 8, 2014||Norwich City 0 - Manchester City 0||EPL|
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