Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Norwich City v Bristol City
Sky Bet Championship
Tuesday, August 16th (7.45pm)
Bristol City look to continue their perfect start to the season away at Norwich City following the Norfolk side's relegation from the Premier League last season.
All you need to know about the Canaries can be found below.#
The Canaries suffered relegation after a single season in the Premier League and began life back in the Sky Bet Championship with an excellent 4-1 away win at Blackburn Rovers. Norwich proved while they were amongst the favourites for promotion back to the top flight and followed up their opening day victory with a goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday. The East Anglia club boast a vast amount of experience in their ranks with the likes of Cameron Jerome, Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady all accustomed to the second tier and higher while academy product Josh Murphy and former City target Sergi Canos offer a good outlet in wide positions.
Alex Neil - Two days younger than City head coach Lee Johnson, Neil is one of the youngest EFL managers at the age of 35-years-old. The Scotsman first moved to England with Barnsley in 2000 and spent four years with the Tykes before a solitary year with Mansfield Town. Neil left for Scotland with Hamilton Academical and spent eight years with them as a player before taking up a player-manager role in April 2013. A month later he was made the permanent boss of the Accies and following promotion to the SPL in his first full season, and a win at Celtic for the first time in 76 years, Norwich came calling. Neil guided the Canaries to 17 wins in 25 games and led them to the Premier League via the play-offs.
Stuart Attwell is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Peter Kirkup and Marc Perry. Graham Scott is the fourth official.
The match is pay on the day for away supporters
LAST TIME OUT
Norwich City 3-1 Bristol City (2011) - Norwich moved up to second in the Sky Bet Championship after a 3-1 win over City in front of the Sky cameras. Grant Holt opened the scoring from the spot in the 2nd minute after Wes Hoolahan was tripped by Liam Fontaine. Parity was restored midway through the second half as Albert Adomah finished off a slick counter-attack. But the hosts earned three points with late goals from Henri Lansbury and Andrew Surman.
Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Whitbread, Ward, Tierney, Crofts, Surman, Hoolahan (Smith 90), Fox, Holt, Jackson ((Lansbury 81). Not used: Rudd, Drury, Edwards, Lappin, McNamee.
City: James, Fontaine, Nyatanga, Spence, Caulker, Elliott, Woolford (Pitman 56), Cisse, Adomah, Clarkson (Campbell-Ryce 56), Maynard. Not used: Gerken, Stewart, Ribeiro, Johnson, Keogh.
Premier League: 19th
Emirates FA Cup: Third round (lost to Manchester City)
EFL Cup: Fourth round (lost to Everton)
DID YOU KNOW?
Norfolk is world-famed for its canaries - thus the club's nickname.