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Norwich City vs. West Bromwich Albion

Carrow Road

Sunday 11th September 2011


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City look to make Sunday super against West Brom

The Canaries welcome West Bromwich Albion to Carrow Road this lunchtime with both sides looking to pick up their first win of the season.

City head into the game with an encouraging two points from their opening three Premier League matches but the Baggies have last all three outings - although two of those were against Manchester United and Chelsea.

You can view our preview video for today's game by clicking play below (UK only):

Vital Quotes:

City boss Paul Lambert is determined to build on his side's promising start to the season (official site):

'The nature of the game is that you have to win, and we'll be doing all we can to win.

'A point at Wigan was a decent start, then Stoke at home was disappointing when we conceded near the end, but we were with ten men for 30 minutes and up against a good side.

'We might have seen it through against Chelsea, we were in that game but the penalty decision turned it, but we played really, really well.

'It's very early, but I have seen West Brom in the three games that they've played, and they're a really good side.'

Roy Hodgson on similarities between the Baggies and the Canaries (official site):

'Norwich are in a similar situation to us. They have more points than we have but they are closer to the bottom than the top and will be anxious against a team like ourselves to get their first victory on the board.'

Norwich City Team News:

Declan Rudd is set to make his full Premier League debut as regular goalkeeper John Ruddy is serving a one-match suspension for the red card he received at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago.

Zak Whitbread has not fully recovered from the hamstring injury against Chelsea, so Leon Barnett is expected to partner Ritchie De Laet at the heart of the City defence against his former club.

Elliott Ward and Daniel Ayala are still out, but James Vaughan may be fit enough for a place on the bench after recovering from the knee injury he sustained during the summer.

Player to watch: Declan Rudd

All eyes will be on the highly-rated City stopper.

West Bromwich Albion Team News:

Shane Long has been declared fit after recovering from a calf injury.

The summer arrival from Reading missed the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 qualifiers against Slovakia and Russia but is ready to go.

Strike partner Peter Odenwingie is also fit following an ankle problem, so Baggies boss Roy Hodgson has a full squad to choose from - although Zoltan Gera is only fit enough for a place on the bench.

Player to watch: Shane Long

A player we'd probably all loved to have signed in the summer, Long has a bright future and is another who always does well against us.

He's scored twice so far this season but both goals were against far inferior opposition - Manchester United and Chelsea.

Last Time Round:

Norwich City 1 West Bromwich Albion 2
Coca-Cola Football League Championship
19th April 2008

A controversial early opener from Robert Koren and a Zoltan Gera volley saw the Baggies take all three points the last time they came to Carrow Road. More...

Ref Watch:

Lancashire official Mike Halsey is the man in charge of today's game. More...

Next Fixtures:

Barclays Premier League
Bolton Wanderers v Norwich City
Saturday 17th September, 3pm

Barclays Premier League
Norwich City v Sunderland
Monday 26th September, 8pm

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Date:Sunday September 11 2011

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