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Burnley Vs Norwich City - Pre Match Stats & Facts


Head-to-head

  • This is their inaugural Premier League meeting and first in the top flight since 1976.
  • The last time they met was in the third round of the FA Cup in January 2012 - Norwich won 4-1 at Carrow Road.
  • Burnley have only lost one of their 17 home meetings with Norwich, a 5-3 defeat in April 2004.

Burnley

  • The Clarets have won just once in their past nine league matches.
  • They have attempted 1462 passes this season, the fewest in the top flight. They also have the lowest pass completion rate of 61%.
  • Burnley have hit the woodwork three times this season, the joint most in the Premier League along with Liverpool and Norwich.
  • Sean Dyche has used just 15 players so far this season in five league matches, three fewer than any other Premier League team.
  • Chris Wood has been caught offside nine times this season, more than any other top-flight player.

Norwich City

  • Norwich City have lost 15 and won just two of their last 17 away games in the top flight.
  • They could lose each of their opening three away matches of a top-flight season for the first time since 1990.
  • The Canaries have conceded 12 goals this season, the most by any Premier League side.
  • Teemu Pukki has been directly involved in eight goals in his first five Premier League appearances, scoring six and setting up two.
  • The Finnish striker has scored 16 goals in his last 16 games for club and country.
  • Emiliano Buendia is the first midfielder to assist four goals in his first five Premier League appearances since Eden Hazard in 2012.
     

Norwich City vs Manchester City - Pre Match Facts & Stats

Norwich's solitary win in the past 14 Premier League meetings was by 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the 2012-13 season (D6, L7).

The Canaries' only other Premier League win against Manchester City came at home in February 1993.

Norwich City

  • The Canaries could lose four successive league and cup games for just the second time under Daniel Farke.
  • Norwich have lost 11 of their past 12 Premier League games against the division's reigning champions, with their solitary success coming, coincidentally, against Manchester City in 2013.
  • The Norfolk side have given 1427 minutes to players aged 21 or younger this season - 380 more than any other Premier League team.
  • They have faced more shots (54) and conceded more goals (nine) from open play than any other side in this season's Premier League; opponents Manchester City are top for both categories.
  • Finnish striker Teemu Pukki has scored 15 goals in his last 15 games for club and country.
  • Pukki could become the first player to score in each of Norwich's first three home games in a top-flight season since Justin Fashanu in 1980.

Manchester City

  • Pep Guardiola's side have won their last nine Premier League away games, two short of the top-flight record set by Chelsea in 2008 and matched by City in 2017.
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 25 top-flight games against newly-promoted sides (W20, D5), with their last such defeat coming at Burney in March 2015.
  • Sergio Aguero can become the third player to score in his club's opening five Premier League matches, following in the footsteps of the late Jose Antonio Reyes (for Arsenal, in 2004-05) and Wayne Rooney (for Manchester United in 2011-12).
  • Having also scored on the final day of last season, Aguero can become the first Manchester City player to score in six consecutive top-flight games since Francis Lee did so in seven matches from November 1971 to January 1972.
  • Aguero has been involved in eight goals in his five league starts against Norwich, scoring five and assisting a further three.
  • David Silva has set up two goals in each of his last two games - no player has ever created two or more goals in three consecutive Premier League appearances.
     

Transfer Rumour: Spurs Remain Interested In Norwich's Godfrey

Tottenham Hotspur moving for Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey appears to be becoming more likely, after an excellent start to the campaign for the young defender

The Daily Mail reported how Tottenham had eyes on the Norwich centre-back in the summer, but they did not push to sign him on that occasion.

Spurs are sure to have been impressed by Godfrey’s progress this season though, and the 21-year-old has settled into life in the Premier League excelently with newly promoted Norwich.

Godfrey has looked composed on the ball, and his defending has also been robust when required.

The youngster’s form earned him the armband for England’s under-21 side last night, as they beat Kosovo.

Godfrey is rapidly becoming one of the best defensive prospects in England and he surely must have pushed his way up on Tottenham’s wishlist.

The youngster was already on Mauricio Pochettino’s radar, and he has only made himself a more appealing signing since.

Tottenham are likely to have to pay more for Godfrey next year than they would have last summer, as he has just penned a new contract with Norwich, but they have now seen that he can perform at the highest level.

Aarons A Doubt For Man City Match After Award Winning England Performance Last NIght

The Norwich City right-back, 19, was subbed out of England U21’s win over Kosovo last night, and finished the night with a protective boot on his leg

Aarons was forced out of the game following a goal-saving block.

However, despite his injury, the Norwich defender won the man of the match award.

The good news for Norwich fans is that there’s a chance that Max Aarons is fit to play against Man City this weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s charges head to Carrow Road in the Premier League on Saturday.

Speaking to the Pink Un.com after the England match, Aarons discussed his injury against Kosovo:

It is just precautionary. I have the crutches out as well but let’s see in the morning. Hopefully nothing too serious.

I thought initially when I made the tackle it was my left knee and there was a lot of pain but by the time I got back to the changing room and then had a shower it felt a lot better.

The physios have had a look and it is the left ankle area so that is why I have got the boot on.

Norwich Star Godfrey Set For England U-21s Captaincy

Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey is set to captain the England Under-21 side as they face off against Kosovo's under-21s.

Godfrey only made his debut for the young Three Lions team on Friday as he came off the bench in a 3-2 win over Turkey.

But the Daily Mail claims he will get the armband as he starts the Kosovo clash.

"It's incredible for me," Godfrey said about the honor to reporters.

"A real proud moment for me and my family. I'm really looking forward to leading the boys out there and hopefully I can top a great night off with three points.

"The last month been good - a massive learning curve. Learning on the job, really.

"A lot of us in the Norwich team haven't played in the Premier League before. It's what I've aimed to play all my life. It's why young boys start playing football, to play at the highest level. I'm really enjoying it."

Teemu Pukki - A Commentary Nightmare In Malaysia!

Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki is reportedly causing a headache for commentators in Malaysia due to his surname translating directly to "c**t".

Pukki was handed the PFA Player of the Month award for August following a superb start to life in the Premier League during which the Finnish striker scored five goals and claimed one assist in his opening four games.

His sudden popularity has caused a problem though for Stadium Astro, Malaysia's main TV sports channel, whose commentatory teams are finding it difficult to get around the expletive.

According to The Sun, this phenomenon has provoked the fascination of Malaysian football fans, with the 29-year-old now trending every week in the South-East Asian country.

Pukki moved to Carrow Road on a free transfer last year and netted 30 goals in his debut campaign as Norwich returned to the top flight.

England U-21 Debuts for 2 Norwich Rising Stars

Two of Norwich City's promising trio earned their first England Under-21 caps last night, helping earn a hard fought 3-2 win in Turkey to kick-start the Young Lions' European Championship qualification campaign.

Max Aarons started the game at the 35,000 capacity Kocaeli Stadium in Izmit, the home of well supported third-tier side Kocaelispor, playing in a right wing-back position - but Norwich team-mates Todd Cantwell and Bon Godfrey had to settle for a place on the bench.

Aidy Boothroyd's team took the lead in just the fourth minute when Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, currently on loan at Leeds, turned in after good play from Manchester City starlet Phil Foden on the left.

Turkey equalised in the 25th minute though, with Aarons sprinting across after Do─čukan Sinik had been played in behind the England defence, but failing to prevent a low shot being slotted past Bournemouth keeper Aaron Ramsdale.

The hosts then took the lead from a corner just six minutes after the break but England turned the game around quickly, scoring twice inside two minutes midway through the second half. Nketiah scored his second after again being teed up by good play from Foden and then another Arsenal prospect, Reiss Nelson, put the visitors ahead.

There was a let off as the Turks had a goal disallowed for offside soon after, with City defender Godfrey coming on for the final 10 minutes as Boothroyd looked to make sure of the three points, replacing Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White.

The former York City trainee came close to a fourth for the Young Lions soon after coming on but couldn't turn a Foden corner in at the back post as he stretched to try and head goalwards.

Aarons was also booked late on for time-wasting, after taking too long over a thrown-in, but completed the 90 minutes and both appeared to come through the game without any injury concerns.

It was a first U21 cap for both Aarons and Godfrey, adding to previous caps at U19 and U20 levels respectively, but Cantwell didn't get his debut as the Dereham youngster remained an unused substitute.

Pre Match Facts & Stats: Liverpool Vs Norwich 9th August 2019

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in the past 12 meetings (W10, D2).
  • Norwich's last win over the Reds was by 1-0 at Anfield in the Premier League in April 1994.
  • The last six meetings have produced 34 goals, an average of almost six goals a game.
  • Liverpool previously hosted Norwich in the opening fixture of a top-flight campaign in 1976, winning 1-0 and going on to take the title.

Liverpool

  • Liverpool ended the 2018-19 Premier League season with nine consecutive victories, and have had only four longer top-flight winning streaks.
  • They're unbeaten at Anfield against promoted sides in 25 games (W20, D5), with Jurgen Klopp winning all 10 while he has been in charge.
  • Roberto Firmino is two goals away from becoming the first Brazilian to score 50 Premier League goals. He scored twice in his only previous Premier League start against Norwich.
  • Sadio Mane has scored in Liverpool's opening Premier League game in each of the past three seasons, as well as in nine of Liverpool's last 10 league fixtures at Anfield.

Norwich City

  • Norwich's only defeat in 21 league matches in 2019 came away to Preston in the Championship in February (W13, D7).
  • The Canaries have been relegated in both of their two most recent Premier League campaigns: 2013-14 and 2015-16.
  • They have conceded 45 Premier League goals against Liverpool, more than against any other side.
  • Norwich have won just one of their past 16 season-opening league matches (D8, L7). That was in the Championship in 2016-17, when they beat Blackburn 4-1.