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Premier League

  • February 2, 2013
  • • 7:45 AM
  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
  • Referee: J. Moss
  • • Attendance: 17543

Premier League Preview: QPR - Norwich City

The hosts remain four points from safety at the bottom of the league and will hope to earn their first home win of 2013 following a busy end to the January window.



Onuoha, Samba, Hill, Traore
Mbia, Derry
Taarabt, Granero, Fabio

Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido,
Snodgrass, Johnson, Tettey, Howson, Pilkington


QPR may hand a debut to record signing Chris Samba after securing the signature of the former Blackburn man from Anzhi Makhachkala on transfer deadline day.

The game may come too soon for loan signing Jermaine Jenas. Jamie Mackie (back), Shaun Wright-Phillips (ankle), Junior Hoilett (hamstring) and Andrew Johnson (knee) remain absent.

Norwich may opt for the same starting XI which played so well in holding high-flying Tottenham to a draw at Carrow Road in midweek.

Luciano Becchio has signed from Leeds but Chris Hughton may opt to start the Argentine from the bench, with John Ruddy Norwich's only injury absentee with a long-term thigh problem.

  • These two sides drew 1-1 earlier in the season, with Simeon Jackson and Bobby Zamora netting in the first half.
  • QPR broke its transfer record for the third time this season in order to sign Christopher Samba (pictured right).
  • The Rs have won just one league game so far in 2013 - at Stamford Bridge against European champions Chelsea.
  • Norwich has only won one of its last 14 games away from home in the Premier League.
  • There are no league ever-presents in either the Norwich or QPR squad this season.
  • Norwich has now signed four players from Leeds United within the last 18 months, with Bradley Johnson, Robert Snodgrass, Jonny Howson and, most recently, Luciano Becchio, having all made the switch.


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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Feb 2, 2013 QPR 0 - Norwich City 0
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Aug 25, 2012 Norwich City 1 - QPR 1
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Jan 2, 2012 QPR 1 - Norwich City 2
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Nov 26, 2011 Norwich City 2 - QPR 1
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Available Squads
1Julio CésarGoalkeeper
3Armand TraoréDefender
35Fabio Da SilvaDefender
22Christopher SambaDefender
6Clint HillDefender
4Shaun DerryMidfielder
10Adel TaarabtMidfielder
17Stéphane M'BiaMidfielder
11Shaun Wright-PhillipsMidfielder
17Andros TownsendMidfielder
12Jamie MackieStriker
1Robert GreenGoalkeeper
26Tal Ben HaimDefender
25Esteban GraneroMidfielder
13Ji-Sung ParkMidfielder
8Jermaine JenasMidfielder
25B. ZamoraStriker
9Jay BothroydStriker
13Mark BunnGoalkeeper
18Javier GarridoDefender
5S. BassongDefender
6Michael TurnerDefender
2Russell MartinDefender
12Anthony PilkingtonMidfielder
23Robert SnodgrassMidfielder
4Bradley JohnsonMidfielder
14Wesley HoolahanMidfielder
27Alexander TetteyMidfielder
9Grant HoltStriker
1Lee CampGoalkeeper
3Steven WhittakerDefender
24Ryan Bennett Defender
8Jonny HowsonMidfielder
17Elliott BennettMidfielder
10Luciano BecchioStriker
10K. JacksonMidfielder

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