Manchester City v Norwich: match preview

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What is worse than following up a battering from Liverpool with a visit to the champions at the Etihad? A visit to face Manchester City fresh from defeat on the opening day at Tottenham. Norwich have a huge task on their hands in avoiding defeat and could be forgiven for using the game as more of a training exercise to prepare for more important tests on the horizon. Pep Guardiola will be out to remove all doubt regarding his side’s credentials for another triumph by making sure his side get back on track in front of a full house. Kevin De Bruyne’s return, even if only from the bench, could make this a lot easier. Graham Searles

Saturday 3pm

Venue Etihad Stadium

Last season n/a

Referee Graham Scott

This season n/a

Odds H 1-8 A 28-1 D 10-1

MANCHESTER CITY
Subs from Steffen, Carson, Delap, Palmer, Bernabé, Laporte, Mendy, Aké, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Jesus, Sandler, Torres

Doubtful De Bruyne (ankle)

Injured Foden (ankle, 11 Sep)

Suspended None

Discipline Y1 R0

Form L

Leading scorer n/a

NORWICH
Subs from Gunn, Zimmermann, Hugill, Dowell, Tzolis, Sørensen, McLean, Sargent, Hernández, Mumba, Idah, Omobamidele

Doubtful None

Injured Byram (hamstring, unknown), Placheta (match fitness, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y1 R0

Form L

Leading scorer n/a