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STATS: Howson’s passing for Norwich vs Lambert’s shots on target for Southampton

Norwich vs Southampton, 15:00 – Despite holding a man advantage over Hull for over an hour, Norwich were not able to capitalize and found themselves on the end of 1-0 defeat to the Premier League newcomers. Record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel had only one chance of any real purpose on goal and Chris Hughton will […]

STATS: Brady’s attacking contributions for Hull vs Redmond’s dribbles for Norwich

Hull vs Norwich, 15:00 – Hull struggled to contain a revitalised Chelsea side on their return to the Premier League, eventually falling to a 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Steve Bruce did see his side rally impressively after the break though which will have raised spirits ahead of this weekend’s clash with Norwich. […]

STATS: Toure’s passing for Manchester City vs Bassong’s defensive work for Norwich

Manchester City v Norwich 16:00   – Manchester City recorded their first win following the dismissal of Roberto Mancini on Tuesday night with a 2-0 win over Reading. Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko both got on the scoresheet as City begin their planning their title challenge for next season.   – Yaya Toure will likely […]

STATS: Snodgrass’ crosses for Norwich vs McAuley’s interceptions for West Brom

Norwich v West Brom, 15:00   – Norwich lost 2-1 to Aston Villa in their last league game, with Grant Holt converting a penalty won by Robert Snodgrass.   – Snodgrass again looked Norwich’s most dangerous player, delivering 9 crosses against Villa, the most by a single player in the last round of games. That […]

STATS: Bennett’s interceptions for Norwich vs Benteke’s shots for Aston Villa

Norwich v Aston Villa, 15:00    – Norwich remain adrift of mathematical safety after a 1-0 loss to Stoke in their last match.    – Ryan Bennett did his best to prevent that result, making 18 interceptions against Stoke, the joint highest in the last round of games.    – Bennett has now made 36 […]

STATS: Turner’s defensive contributions for Norwich vs McCarthy’s saves for Reading

Norwich v Reading, 15:00   – Norwich came within five minutes of beating Arsenal at the Emirates in their last league outing just to find themselves undone by a late salvo from the Gunner and leave on the end of a 3-1 defeat.   – Michael Turner’s 56th minute goal had given the travelling Canaries […]

STATS: Cazorla’s shots on target for Arsenal vs Ruddy’s saves for Norwich

Arsenal v Norwich, 15:00   – Tomas Rosicky grabbed both goals as Arsenal held on with ten men to beat West Brom 1-2 at The Hawthorns last weekend.   – Santi Cazorla is not only Arsenal’s most efficient passer of the ball, he’s also their most consistent threat on goal. He sits joint third on […]

STATS: McCarthy’s passing for Wigan vs Bassong’s interceptions for Norwich

Wigan v Norwich 15:00   – Wigan claimed a 2-1 victory over Newcastle last time out, a last minute Arouna Kone bagging the Lactics a vital three points given their current predicament at the foot of the Premier League.   – Roberto Martinez will be looking for much greater defensive consistency from Franco Di Santo […]

San Marino or Sunderland? Edging closer to the drop

Seven full internationals started for Sunderland against Norwich City. Pete Sixsmithcould be forgiven for wondering whether it was San Marino they had all played for until the manager decided they weren’t quite up to it. This is not the place to come on if your spirits need lifting. It is, however, as incisive an analysis […]

STATS: Cuellars’ defensive work for Sunderland vs Holt’s on target shots for Norwich

Sunderland v Norwich, 13:30   – Sunderland fell to 3-1 defeat away to a rejuvenated QPR last time out, another Steven Fletcher goal proving not enough to knock the will from their opponents who battled back after falling behind. It was a result that put pressure on Sunderland to avoid being drawn into a relegation […]

In-depth player stats: Manchester United vs Norwich

Manchester United v Norwich, Saturday 15:00   – A goal from Ryan Giggs on his 999th professional appearance and a quite stunning strike from Rafael capped an excellent all round performance for Manchester Utd, a 2-0 win which puts the Premier League even more firmly within their grasp.   – Rafael’s superb goal against QPR came […]

TOP PLAYER STATS: Norwich vs Everton

– On a day when clear-cut chances were in very short supply, Norwich could only earn a point in a 0-0 draw against Fulham.   – Sebastian Bassong remains Norwich’s defensive rock this season, having made a squad-high 174 positive defensive contributions according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.   – Look for Robert […]

STATS: Norwich vs Fulham – Fastest players, hardest workers, most shots

Norwich v Fulham 15:00   – Norwich battled to a 0-0 draw over QPR last weekend, the Canaries often thwarted by the inspired brilliance of Julio Cesar in the Rangers goal. The result moves Norwich further away from the relegation dogfight, but Chris Hughton will still be seeking more ruthlessness in front of goal this […]

In-depth player stats: Norwich vs Tottenham Hotspur

Norwich v Tottenham, 19:45   Norwich have now failed to score in their last two Premier League games, including their most recent 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.   The goal drought at Carrow Road isn’t for want of opportunities. Winger Robert Snodgrass has delivered 86 crosses this season, the third highest overall in the EA SPORTS […]

In-depth player stats: Liverpool vs Norwich

Liverpool v Norwich, Saturday 15:00   – An encouraging effort was not enough to prevent Liverpool slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford last weekend. New signing Daniel Sturridge made an almost immediate impact after coming on as a substitute, and despite his goal seeming to galvanise Brendan Rogers’ side in the latter part […]

STATS: Norwich vs Newcastle

Norwich v Newcastle, Saturday 15:00   – Norwich fell to a controversial 2-1 defeat away to West Ham last week, a late Russell Martin goal providing scant consolation. The result continues a worrying run of form for Chris Hughton’s side, and although the Hammers’ disputed penalty was pointed to as the turning point, the hosts struggled […]

In-depth player stats: Norwich vs Manchester City

Norwich v Man City, Saturday 15:00   Norwich’s tough run of Christmas fixtures continues with a visit from Man City on Saturday, after facing a rampant Chelsea side on Boxing Day. Norwich will feel pleased though that they managed to keep the scoreline to 1-0.   Sebastian Bassong came close with a late header, while […]

Yacob’s defensive contributions for West Brom vs Holt’s shot to goal ratio for Norwich

West Brom v Norwich           15:00   – West Brom played out a goalless draw with West Ham last time out, neither side creating enough to make a dent on the scoreline. James Morrison looked to be the Baggies’ brightest hope of grabbing all three points, as he was twice denied by the woodwork.   – […]

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