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  • January 28, 2012
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
  • Referee: M. Oliver
  • • Attendance: 17434
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FA Cup Preview: West Brom - Norwich City

FA Cup Preview: West Brom - Norwich City

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Paul Lambert's side triumphed 2-1 at the Hawthorns a fortnight ago and will look for a similar result as both teams seek progression to the fifth round.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

WEST BROM

Foster
Jara Reyes, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey
Morrison, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Thomas
Fortune, Cox

NORWICH CITY

Ruddy
Martin, Ayala, Whitbread, Naughton
Pilkington, Hoolahan, Johnson, Surman
Holt, Morison

Paul Scharner is a doubt with Achilles injury, although Steven Reid (ankle/knee) and Billy Jones (hamstring) could both return for Roy Hodgson's side, while Baggies captain Chris Brunt (ankle) and Zoltan Gera (knee) both remain long term absentees.

Expect Simon Cox and Marc-Antoine Fortune to lead the line for the home team, and James Morrison and Jerome Thomas should also retain their places in the starting XI.

Declan Rudd is out with an ankle injury for Norwich, Marc Tierney has a groin problem and Elliot Ward has resumed light training following a knee issue sustained in preseason, although neither are expected to feature at the Hawthorns.

Captain Grant Holt should retain his place in Paul Lambert's team alongside Steve Morison following Saturday's 0-0 draw with Chelsea, although Simeon Jackson may feature.


DID YOU KNOW?
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  • However, the Baggies have registered just three home victories all season in all competitions.
  • Norwich defeated Burnley 4-1 to progress to the third round of the FA Cup.
  • The team kept its first clean sheet of the season last weekend when it drew 0-0 with Chelsea.
  • These sides met two weeks ago, with the Canaries winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Andrew Surman and Steve Morison (right).
  • That win was Norwich’s 16th of all-time against West Brom, which has registered 22 wins, while 15 have meetings ended as draws.
  • These sides have met three times in the FA Cup, each time at the Hawthorns and all resulting in home victories accompanied by clean sheets.
  • Norwich has lost just one of its last nine matches.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

West Bromwich Albion

Norwich City

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
West Bromwich Albion FC West Bromwich Albion
Draw
Norwich City FC NOR
Norwich City FC Norwich City
35%
51%

Top 3 Predictions

West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
1 - 2
Norwich City FC NOR
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
1 - 1
Norwich City FC NOR
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
2 - 3
Norwich City FC NOR

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