|On Saturday, 14th April at 13:45 (CET), Norwich City will host Manchester City at Carrow Road for the English Premier League 34th Round. The Citizens are trying desperately to keep hope of a title alive despite trailing United by 5 points.
Norwich pulled off one of their best results this season last weekend when they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 at White Hart Lane. A 66th minute wonderstrike by Elliott Bennett put the Canaries in the lead after Tottenham equalized Anthony Pilkington's 13th minute goal. Norwich are now in the top half of the table and could realistically finish in the top seven with a strong finish to the season. Against Manchester City, though, they odds are stacked against them.
Roberto Mancini has already admitted that the title race is over but Alex Ferguson disagrees. Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Wigan proved Ferguson right as the Latics took down the table toppers in an inspired performance at the DW Stadium. Manchester City's 4-0 defeat of West Bromwich on Wednesday showed they still have some fight left in them. Sergio Aguero netted a brace before Carlos Tevez and David Silva added to the tally. Norwich will be a tough match at home, but Mancini's squad looks to have what it takes to pull this one off.
Norwich City - Manchester City
English Premier League, Round 34
Date: 14.April.2011 - 13:45 CET
Stadium: Carrow Road - Norwich
Referee: Chris Foy
Defenders: Drury, Bennett, Ward, Martin
Midfielders: Pilkington, Hoolahan, Howson, Bennett
Forwards: Holt, Morrison
Manager: Paul Lambert
Injured: Vaughan, Ayala, Rudd, Tierney
Defenders: Lescott, Clichy, Kompany, Richards
Midfielders: Barry, De Jong, Silva, Nasri
Forwards: Aguero, Dzeko
Manager: Roberto Mancini
Manchester City won the reverse fixture 5-1 at the Etihad and look to have the motivation despite Norwich's impressive display against Tottenham. Light showers are expected Saturday afternoon in Norwich with temperatures around 11° C.
Last Meeting: 03.12.2011, Norwich - Manchester City 5:1
Wins Norwich: 5
Wins Manchester City: 23
|Recent performance (W - Win, D - Draw, L - Lose)
- W/D/L/W/LManchester City
Norwich will be a tough match at home, but Mancini's squad looks to have what it takes to pull this one off.Tip: Manchester City to Win (1x2)
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