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MATCH FACTS: CARDIFF V NORWICH CITY

11 September 2014

Cardiff City return to league action on Saturday as they welcome Norwich City to the Welsh Capital.

Cardiff City vs Norwich City
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Date: Saturday 13th September 2014, 3.00pm KO
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Cardiff City return to league action on Saturday as they welcome Norwich City to Cardiff City Stadium. Neil Adams' side have enjoyed a solid start to the 2014/15 season despite an opening day loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side have won both home league games so far this season and will be hoping to continue this run against a promotion rival.

Tickets for this match are still available including our family tickets - 2 adults and 2 children for just £40. Please call 0845 345 1400 or buy tickets online now

MATCH FACTS
  • Saturday's match could see new signing Bruno Ecuele Manga make his Cardiff City debut
  • Both Lewis Grabban and Kenwyne Jones have started the campaign in clinical form, Grabban scoring five goals in five games while Kenwyne currently has four goals from five matches so far
  • Former striker Cameron Jerome is likely to feature against the Bluebirds on Saturday
  • Norwich have two away games this season, losing 1-0 to Wolves on the opening day but winning 1-0 against Ipswich Town last time out.
  • City have won both games played against Norwich at Cardiff City Stadium
  • Following 45 minutes for City's development side on Tuesday, Craig Noone could be in line for his first appearance of the season



KEY OPPOSITION PLAYER: Lewis Grabban
Centre forward Grabban has a habit of hitting the back of the net, and a summer move to the Canaries hasn't slowed the striker down at all. After scoring 22 league goals for Eddie Howe's AFC Bournemouth last season, Grabban was snapped up by the recently relegated Norwich for an undisclosed fee. It seems to be money well spent with the London-born man scoring in his first five league matches at Carrow Road. A goal threat at any point, the City defence will have to be on top form to deny Grabban his sixth goal of the campaign on Saturday. 


ONE TO WATCH: Nathan Redmond
The Norwich City board made a number of changes to the squad during the summer months, but arguably their best business was keeping hold of England U21 wide midfielder Nathan Redmond. The former Birmingham City man lit up the Premier League during his only season in the top flight last term with a number of viable suitors for the tricky winger. Redmond's return to the Championship has seen him provide a number of important assists as the Canaries began the new season strongly, and he will be a undoubtedly play a big part for Neil Adams' team in Saturday's game. 

RECENT FORM (ALL COMPETITIONS)

Cardiff City: WWWLWD

Last time out: Fulham 1-1 Cardiff City - Saturday 30th August 2014, Sky Bet Championship
Cardiff City shared the spoils at Craven Cottage on Saturday, drawing 1-1 against Fulham. The hosts dominated the first 45 minutes and were deservedly ahead at the break when Tim Hoogland glanced home Ross McCormack’s dangerous cross. City levelled after 55 minutes as Kenwyne Jones slotted in his fourth of the season following some good work from Mats Møller Dæhli. Neither side were able to find a winner in an end-to-end final half hour though, as Cardiff returned to South Wales with a hard earned point.


Cardiff City: Marshall, Brayford, Fabio, Connolly, Morrison, Whittingham, Dikgacoi (Ralls, 59), Dæhli (Eikrem, 82), Pilkington, Le Fondre (Macheda, 70), Jones. Subs Not Used: Moore, Cala, Adeyemi, Guerra.

Norwich City: LWWWWD

Last time out: Norwich City 1-1 AFC Bournemouth -Saturday 30th August 2014,Sky Bet Championship
In-form Norwich were forced to settle for a point despite Lewis Grabban's early opening goal against his former club. Grabban headed the Canaries into the lead before Callum Wilson continued his impressive scoring streak, levelling the match for Eddie Howe's side. Former Bluebirds forward Cameron Jerome headed just wide late on.

Norwich City: Ruddy, Martin, Turner, Whittaker, Garrido, Hoolahan, Tettey, Johnson, Lafferty (Murphy, 61), Redmond (Jerome, 71), Grabban. Subs Not Used: Rudd, Cuéllar, Loza, E Bennett, O'Neil.

LAST COMPETITIVE MEETING



2013/14: Saturday 1st February 2014, Premier League: Cardiff City 2-1 Norwich City
Cardiff came from behind to beat Norwich 2-1 at Cardiff City Stadium. Robert Snodgrass gave Norwich an early lead from Martin Olsson's low cross.But the Bluebirds scored two goals in as many minutes as Craig Bellamy slotted in debutant Wilfried Zaha's pass before fellow signing Kenwyne Jones tapped in to seal victory for the home side.

Norwich and Cardiff had played out a 0-0 draw earlier in the season at Carrow Road.

Teams

Cardiff City: Marshall, Fabio (Théophile-Catherine, 75), John, Medel, Caulker, Turner, Noone, Whittingham (Zaha, 38), Jones, Bellamy, Mutch (Gunnarsson, 67). Subs Not Used: Lewis, Campbell, Wolff Eikrem, Daehli.

Norwich City: Ruddy, Martin, Olsson, Tettey, R Bennett, Bassong, Snodgrass, Johnson (Fer 75), Hooper, Elmander (van Wolfswinkel, 75), Gutiérrez (Redmond 75). Subs Not Used: Bunn, Whittaker, Pilkington, Becchio.

Tickets for this match are still available including our family tickets - 2 adults and 2 children for just £40. Please call 0845 345 1400 or buy tickets online now



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