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Norwich's Head Of Coaching Phil Church Latest To Leave

Norwich City can confirm that Head of Coaching Phil Church has left the Club by mutual consent.

The Club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Phil for his hard work and commitment throughout the past three seasons and for his Coaching programme that was instrumental in securing Premier League Category 1 Status for the Academy.

Phil Church would like to take this opportunity to thanks the players, staff and supporters at Norwich City. Everybody at the Club would like to wish Phil all the best for his future career.

Arsenal Starlet Reine-Adelaide Set To Miss Norwich Cup Game Through Injury

Reine-Adelaide’s pre-season preparations were heavily disrupted by an injury he suffered towards the end of last campaign and then, after an encouraging start for the U23s, the Frenchman saw his progress halted by another problem.

Having finally regained fitness, Reine-Adelaide returned to action for Arsenal U23s against Sunderland this week and, interestingly, was deployed as a left wing-back, despite having never previously played in that position, indicating that he could well have been earmarked as a potential back-up option there for the first-team.

Although he struggled a little defensively Reine-Adelaide was very impressive going forwards in the opening stages of the game, but then, with just 20 minutes gone, he pulled up with another injury and had to be substituted.

If his latest setback hadn’t occurred then there is a good chance that Reine-Adelaide would have been on the plane to Serbia and in contention to play some part in the game.

As it has transpired, the prospect could well miss next week’s Carabao Cup game against Norwich City as his hugely frustrating start to the season continues.

Now in his third season at Arsenal, Reine-Adelaide’s potential has always been clear since his superb displays at the Emirates Cup shortly after his arrival.

Since then, however, his Arsenal career so far has been a tale of injuries and inconsistency. He has played eight times competitively for the first-team but has only really stood out on a couple of occasions – the FA Cup win against Southampton last season and the EFL Cup success against Nottingham Forest.

Norwich Sell Out Cup Tie Allocation

Norwich City have sold all of their ticket allocation for next week’s cup tie against Arsenal.

It means 8.800 City fans will make a trip to the Emirates Stadium next Tuesday for the fourth round League Cup match.

The Canaries’ initial allocation of 5,200 tickets sold out within three hours when they went on sale as supporters clamoured to see the match.

It was the biggest demand for tickets since the play-off final in 2015.

An additional 3,600 tickets were then made available for the match against the Gunners.

City reached the fourth road after a 3-1 victory over Brentford at Griffin Park in September.

Arsenal saw off Doncaster at the Emirates with a one goal win.

The match is two days after the East Anglian derby against Ipswich Town at Portman Road and kick-off on Tuesday October 24 is at 7.45pm.

Transfer News: Tristan Abrahams Loan Ended & Returns To Norwich

The loan agreement of Norwich City Under-23s forward Tristan Abrahams with Leyton Orient has been terminated by mutual consent.

Abrahams moved to City earlier this summer from Orient for an undisclosed fee, and initially returned to his former side on a temporary basis.

However, it has since been agreed by all parties that the 18-year-old will return to train with the Canaries on a full-time basis for the immediate future.

City Sporting Director, Stuart Webber, said: “We spoke to Leyton Orient and said we felt it would be beneficial for Tristan to spend more time here.

“He wasn’t getting the game-time we’d originally planned at Orient. If he’d played for them at all, it would have limited the potential for loan moves in the future.

“That was another factor for us to consider. We didn’t want to harm his opportunities so decided to act quickly on the situation, and Leyton Orient were very good about it.”

Cambridgeshire hotel makes fantastic gesture for Wes Hoolahan fan

One Norwich City fan had his day made after his bizarre request to a Cambridgeshire hotel was granted when they put a framed picture of Wes Hoolahan by his bedside.

Norwich fan Darren Wood made his way to the Haydock Hotel in Stamford in Cambridgeshire for a wedding, and made just one request to the hotel staff.

He wanted a framed photo of the Portland Row man in the room - and the hotel staff did not disappoint.

Wood arrived to find the picture of the Irish international at his bedside as requested, spotting Hoolahan celebrating his goal against Sweden in EURO 2016.

"Thanks to haycockhotelLLP for this", Wood wrote on Twitter.

"Absolutely amazing stuff!"

Aston Villa 4 -2 Norwich Match Report

Aston Villa made light of their early-season wobbles as they deservedly beat Norwich City to claim their first Championship win of the season, as mdfielder Conor Hourihane made the main headlines with a hat-trick.

But teenagers Keinan Davis, who set up Hourihane's first on his EFL debut, and Andre Green, who curled in a superb second for the hosts, both also shone for Villa.

Josh Murphy and sub Nelson Oliveira each reduced the arrears after the break but, each time, Hourihane struck.

Villa's first four-goal haul since winning 4-0 at Sunderland in March 2015 was only their second league victory in nine matches, going back to last season, and the first time they have scored four at home since their 4-3 win over West Bromwich Albion in January 2014.

Meanwhile, Norwich are without a league win at Villa Park since November 1992 - when they sealed a 3-2 win.

Davis was thwarted when Norwich keeper Angus Gunn dived to save his powerful header and, after setting up Hourihane's opening goal, the big, powerful teenager was this time denied when his cute lob came back off the bar.

There was even better to come for Villa just before the break when boyhood fan Green, also just 19 years old, netted his first goal for the club with a superb right-foot curler.

There could have been others too. Ahmed Elmohamady just failed to get on the end of Hourihane's cross, while James Chester should have done better with a close-range header at the start of the second half.

Those missed chances looked costly when Norwich pulled one back on the hour mark through the tricky, pacy Murphy.

Eight minutes later, Hourihane's hopeful right-foot 25-yard strike took a deflection before nestling in Gunn's top-left corner and, although the mood again became fraught when Oliveira scored just five minutes after coming off the bench, Hourihane had the final word.

Having been in at the right place at the far post to drill home Davis's low right-wing cross for the first, this time he was a lot further out when he again found the top corner to complete the scoring five minutes from time.

Aston Villa Vs Norwich: Key Pre Match Facts

Match facts

  • Aston Villa are unbeaten in eight home league games against the Canaries, having won five of the last six clashes between the two sides at Villa Park.
  • Norwich's last league win at Villa was back in November 1992 in the inaugural Premier League season, when David Phillips, Darren Beckford and Daryl Sutch scored in a 3-2 win.
  • Going back to the end of last season, Villa have won just once in their last nine league games, the derby win over Birmingham City in April.
  • If Villa fail to beat Norwich, it will be their worst start to a league campaign since 1997-98, when Brian Little's side lost their first four games, but recovered to finish seventh in the Premier League under John Gregory.
  • The Canaries have won just two and lost 10 of their last 18 away league games.
  • All four of Norwich's goals thay have scored in the Championship this season have come in the second half.

Aston Villa Vs Norwich - Norwich Line Up

Gunn; Martin, Zimmerman, Franke, Husband, Reed, Murphy, Naismith, Vrancic, Stiepermann, Jerome

Subs: McGovern (GK), Oliveira, Watkins, Hoolahan, Wildschut, Maddison, Tettey.