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    Match Pack: Norwich vs Saints

    Saints are on the road in their return to Premier League football with a journey to Carrow Road to face Norwich City. Get ready for the game with our Match Pack, in association with eToro…

    THE MATCH

    Norwich v Southampton
    Carrow Road
    Friday 19 June, 6pm BST

    THE OFFICIALS

    Referee: Kevin Friend.
    Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Simon Beck.
    Fourth official: Dean Whitestone.
    VAR: Simon Hooper.
    Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes.

    HOW TO WATCH

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    With all remaining Premier League games being available to watch, you can see Saints take on Norwich City on Sky Sports Main Event (401) or Premier League (402)

    It’s also available on free to air on Pick (159)

    WHICH KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?

    Although it is an away game, the outfield players will be wearing the home strip.

    Ryan Bertrand scored the winner when the two sides met in December 2019.

    WHAT’S AT STAKE?

    In the first game for both sides since the Premier League restarted, Saints will be hoping to mark the occasion with three points and completing the double over bottom of the table Norwich City.

    Three points would see us regain 13th place and leapfrog Newcastle United. Whereas for Norwich, a win would close the gap on 19th place in their fight for survival.


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    TEAM NEWS

    Saints will be without Moussa Djenepo who begins a three match suspension after being sent off in the last match before the suspension of the Premier League against Newcastle United.

    He looks likely to be joined on the sidelines by Shane Long who has a muscle injury and looks set to be back to face Arsenal next week.

    Norwich have been dealt a triple blow as Captain Grant Hanley, Sam Byram and Christoph Zimmermann have all been ruled out for the rest of the 2019/20 season.

    Marco Stiepermann is back training after testing positive for COVID-19 but due to missing several training sessions has been left out for Fridays match.

    There is a return however for defender Timm Klose who hasn’t played a game since August 2019.

    SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Shane Long during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on June 17, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

    Shane Long in training but unlikely to feature against Norwich on Friday.

    FORM GUIDE

    Southampton:

    Newcastle United (h) 0-1
    West Ham United (a) 1-3 (Obafemi)
    Aston Villa (h) 2-0 (Long, Armstrong)
    Burnley (h) 1-2 (Ings)
    Tottenham (a) 2-3 (Long, Ings) FA Cup

    Norwich City:

    Sheffield United (a) 0-1
    Tottenham Hotspur (a) 1-1 (Drmic) FA Cup
    Leicester City (h) 1-0 (Lewis)
    Wolves (a) 0-3
    Liverpool (h) 0-1

    SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Ralph Hasenhuttl during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on June 17, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

    Ralph Hasenhuttl at Staplewood Campus in preparation for Norwich City on Friday

    THE MANAGERS

    Ralph Hasenhüttl: “We have our information about the opponent. We had the position meeting in the final week and then everything got cancelled so we will use that stuff.

    “We know what to expect but it’s an interesting game to play an opponent who really is looking for the last chance to stay in the league.”

    Daniel Farke: “We are aware every game is important; we need to go into every game looking to win three points. It is nine finals.

    “The better you start, the easier it is to achieve the points needed to stay in this fantastic league.”

    SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Danny Ings of Southampton celebrates after opening the scoring during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Norwich City at St Mary's Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

    Danny Ings scores the opener as Saints beat Norwich City 2-1 back in December 2019

    ONES TO WATCH

    Danny Ings:
    Before the Premier League suspension, Ings hadn’t netted in his previous three league games and will be hoping to get back on target from the off.

    The striker still sits in the top five of the Premier League scorers this season and Saints will be looking at the talisman to get their first away win since the 2-0 success at Crystal Palace at the end of January.

    Todd Cantwell: The midfielder has caught the attention of many this season with six goals in his debut Premier League season.

    If the Canaries hope to stay in the Premier League, they will be turning to the 22-year-old to help guide them to safety but he’ll first need to stop a run of eight league games without a goal.

    TOP PERFORMERS:

    Southampton:

    Goals:
    Danny Ings 18
    Nathan Redmond 4
    James Ward-Prowse 4

    Assists:
    James Ward-Prowse 5
    Jack Stephens 3
    Danny Ings 3

    Norwich:

    Goals:
    Teemu Pukki 11
    Todd Cantwell 6
    Josef Drmic, Adam Idah 3

    Assists:
    Emiliano Buendia 7
    Teemu Pukki 3
    Todd Cantwell 2

    HEAD TO HEAD

    Played 128
    Saints 50
    Draw 38
    Norwich 40

    Shane Long (Southampton) makes 1-0 during the The FA Cup 3rd Round Replay match between Southampton and Norwich City at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England on 18 January 2017.

    Shane Long scores a later winner as Saints beat Norwich in an FA Cup replay in January 2017

    LAST FIVE MEETINGS

    December 2019: Southampton 2-1 Norwich City
    January 2017: Southampton 1-0 Norwich City (FA Cup)
    January 2017: Norwich City 2-2 Southampton (FA Cup)
    January 2016: Norwich City 1-0 Southampton
    August 2015: Southampton 3-0 Norwich City

    DID YOU KNOW?

    – Only the current top four clubs have won more away Premier League games than Southampton this season (6). Indeed, only in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 (7) have Southampton more away games in a Premier League campaign.

    – Southampton have won each of their last six Premier League games against promoted sides, as many as they had in their previous 23 such games in the competition (W6 D7 L10). It’s Saints’ longest ever winning run against such sides in the competition.

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