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NORWICH CITY VS MAN CITY,

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 3:00 AM

NORWICH (4-1-4-1)

RUDDY,

PINTO, KLOSE,

MARTIN, BRADY,

O'NEIL,

REDMOND, HOOLAHAN, HOWSON, NAISMITH,

JEROME

AGUERO, BONY,

SILVA, TOURE,

FERNANDINHO, NAVAS,

CLICHY, OTAMENDI, KOMPANY, SAGNA,

HART

MANCHESTER CITY (4-4-2)

Manchester City are 10 points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City and, with Tottenham Hotspur without a game and Arsenal in FA Cup quarter-final action, at home to Watford, City can move into third spot with a win at Carrow Road.

After this game, City entertain Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League then have another home game, against rivals and neighbours Manchester United in the Premier League.

However, City's 15 league wins include 10 at home and only five away while they have just 13 goals on the road; their previous fewest goals on the road is 17, in 2005-06 and 2007-08. In each of the last two season's City have scored 39 away goals.

When the teams met in October, City needed a late Yaya Toure penalty to beat Norwich and stay top of the Premier League. Nicolas Otamendi's header put the hosts in front, before Joe Hart inexplicably dropped the ball at the feet of Cameron Jerome for a Canaries equaliser.

A frantic finale followed, as Toure scored from the spot after Russell Martin's red card for handball. And before the end Aleksandar Kolarov missed a penalty.

And in January City won 3-0 in the FA Cup at Carrow Road. Sergio Aguero scored in that tie to maintain his record of always scoring when he starts against Norwich. So far the Argentine has played five full games against the Canaries, scoring a total of six goals.

Norwich test Sebastien Bassong, Robbie Brady, Andre Wisdom and Steven Naismith but Alex Tettey is out for the season. City, meanwhile, are still missing Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri.