Manchester United vs Norwich City Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: March 2, 2013; Time: 3:00 PM GMT;
Venue: Old Trafford — Manchester.
Red Devils will try to continue their winning run and extend their 15-game unbeaten record. Hughton’s team travels to the league leaders with hopes for points, as the Canaries have just 2 wins in their last 11.
Manchester United are at the top of the EPL with 68 points from 27 games, having won 22, drawn 2 and lost 3 so far this season. The Red Devils have 12 points lead over rivals Manchester City. They have been in great form lately with 4 straight victories and 1 draw from last five games. Last five home matches Man Utd have finished with 5 straight wins. But, Man Utd have a very important midweek game against Real Madrid in the Champions League. They will play just 3 days after this game. Man United are now unbeaten in 17 fixtures in all competitions. In the Premier League they have currently 15 games unbeaten record. United still could win Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
Norwich stands 12th in the league table with 32 points from 27 games, winning 7, drawing 11 and losing 9 so far this season. The Canaries are 8 points clear of relegation zone. They were on a awful run lately with no wins in 9 games. But they managed a great comeback against Everton last weekend to get their first three points in over 2 months. Their last five games have seen 1 defeat, 3 draws and 1 win. Last five away games Norwich have finished with 3 losses, 1 win and 1 draw. But they are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches. Chris Hughton’s team beat Man United 1-0 in November.
Sir Alex Ferguson will play without defender Phil Jones, while Robin van Persie probably will get some more time to recover after a hip injury. Paul Scholes could recover in time after a knee problem. Ryan Giggs and Danny Welbeck will also be in contention. Head coach Sir Alex will no doubt keep in mind next Tuesday’s Champions League game against Real Madrid, so could give a rest to some of his star-players.
Chris Hughton probably will play with the same squad that won Everton last weekend. Also head coach could welcome back Andrew Surman and Alexander Tettey. But, the Canaries will still be without goalkeeper John Ruddy. Kei Kamara and Luciano Becchio are in contention.
Manchester United line-up: De Gea, Rafael, C. Smalling, R. Ferdinand, P. Evra, Nani, Anderson, M. Carrick, A. Young, W. Rooney, J. Hernández.
Last three matches:
QPR 0 – Manchester United 2;
Manchester United 2 – Reading 1;
Real Madrid 1 – Manchester United 1.
Norwich City line-up: M. Bunn, R. Martin, S. Bassong, M. Turner, Garrido, B. Johnson, J. Howson, R. Snodgrass, A. Pilkington, W. Hoolahan, G. Holt.
Last three matches:
Norwich City 2 – Everton 1;
Norwich City 0 – Fulham 0;
QPR 0 – Norwich City 0.