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  • September 23, 2012
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Referee: N. Swarbrick
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Premier League Preview: Newcastle United - Norwich City

Premier League Preview: Newcastle United - Norwich City

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The former Magpies boss takes his new club to the Sports Direct Arena but his Canaries side could find it tough against a side that have lost just once at home in 2012.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Harper
Perch, Williamson, Taylor, Santon
Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez
Ba, Cisse
NORWICH CITY

Ruddy
Martin, Barnett, Bassong, Garrido
Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Surman
Holt, Jackson

Steve Harper is likely to return in goal for the Magpies, despite Rob Eliot's mid-week Europa League heroics as Tim Krul (elbow) continues to recover from injury.

Danny Simpson and Fabricio Coloccini (both hamstring), Ryan Taylor (knee) and Cheikh Tiote (groin) are notable absentees, Vurnon Anits missed the midweek tie at Maritimo due to the birth of his first child, but he may return for the Premier League fixture.

Norwich City have Steven Whittaker (ankle), Elliott Bennett (knee) and Simon Lappin (ligament damage) out injured for manager Chris Hughton's first trip back to Newcastle since he was sacked two years ago.

He looks set to name the same side that featured in the goalless draw against West Ham.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Newcastle has won eight and lost just once in 12 Premier League games at home in 2012.
  • Jonas Gutierrez (pictured right) has been fouled 14 times this season, the most in the top-flight.
  • All five goals the Magpies have scored in the Premier League this season have come in the second half.
  • Norwich has not kept a clean sheet in its previous 35 Premier League away games.
  • The Canaries have not picked up a single card in their first four games this term, the first team to do so since Blackburn in 1993-94.
  • They have only scored with four per cent of their shots, the lowest conversion rate of the Premier League.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Newcastle United

Norwich City

Wins
3
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Newcastle United FC NEW
Newcastle United FC Newcastle United
Draw
Norwich City FC NOR
Norwich City FC Norwich City
82%

Top 3 Predictions

Newcastle United FC NEW
2 - 0
Norwich City FC NOR
Newcastle United FC NEW
3 - 0
Norwich City FC NOR
Newcastle United FC NEW
3 - 1
Norwich City FC NOR

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