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Match Previews

Preston North End vs Norwich City Match Preview

21 August 2018

North End’s first midweek league fixture of the season is perhaps their longest trip of the season, as they head to Norfolk, to face Norwich City at Carrow Road.

First Team News

Watch Leeds United Clash Live On iFollow PNE

17 September 2018

We hope you can get down and support the lads, but this is also the first time you can watch the game live on iFollow PNE for a league game, with four camera coverage and commentary from Jonathan Breeze and Brett Ormerod.

It’s a game that pits North End boss Alex Neil against his former employers, with the Lilywhites looking to build on Saturday’s positive performance in front of the TV cameras against promotion favourites Stoke City at the weekend.

Last season the two sides shared the points in both games, a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road, with Tom Barkhuizen and James Maddison’s free kick sharing the spoils and then a goalless draw up at Deepdale towards the end of the season.

This time around, both teams will want to try and take all three points from this early season encounter, knowing that at this point of the campaign a win can thrust you a number of places up the table

Click here for details of the live iFollow coverage of the game

Ref Watch
The match official for Wednesday night’s trip to Carrow Road to face Daniel Farke’s Norwich City is experienced referee Gavin Ward…

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Memorable Match
It is an astonishing 17 years since Sean Gregan scored from the half-way line at Carrow Road – but it is still a fondly remembered fixture…

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Ticket Information
Tickets remain on sale for the Lilywhites’ trip to Carrow Road to take on Daniel Farke’s Norwich City…

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Opposition View
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke believes his side are starting to get into their rhythm as he looked ahead to the visit of the Lilywhites to Carrow Road on Wednesday night…

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Team News
Preston North End manager Alex Neil will be forced into at least one change for the trip to face former club Norwich City…

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Match Coverage
Our first midweek league game of the season is a long one, but this is the first time fans can watch the game in the UK and Ireland live on iFollow PNE…

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Alex Neil’s Thoughts
Preston North End manager Alex Neil returns to former club Norwich City on Wednesday night and is expecting an open game…

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Declan Rudd’s Preview
Preston North End goalkeeper Declan Rudd says there will not be many familiar faces when he returns to Carrow Road on Wednesday night…

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Match Reports

Norwich City 2 Preston North End 0

22 August 2018

Goals from Teemu Pukki and Alex Tettey gave Norwich City the points at Carrow Road.

Pukki fired in off the right hand post with ten minutes to go and then Tettey volleyed home a corner that had been headed away to seal the win for Daniel Farke’s men with three minutes left.

Manager Alex Neil made three changes to the side that had faced Stoke City the previous weekend, also changing his formation, going 4-4-2 with Lukas Nmecha partnering Louis Moult in attack.

Before the game the PNE boss had mentioned that the Canaries were top of the passing stats for the Championship and they certainly had plenty of possession in the first half, without testing Declan Rudd.

If fact the best of the opportunities were certainly the Lilywhites. As early as the fourth minute Tom Barkhuizen saw a shot blocked by Ivo Pinto at close range after great build up play with Callum Robinson sending Andrew Hughes in behind the Norwich right back and the defender pulling the ball across goal.

At the 26-minute mark there was a great chance for an opener, Nmecha broke down the left into the box, drilled a shot goalwards bringing a great save from Tim Krul, the ball coming out to Darnell Fisher who smashed a shot powerfully, but over the bar from 18 yards.

The away side started the second half brightly and Moult got up at the back post four minutes into the latter period to get his head on Robinson’s scooped left-wing cross, but Krul made a fine point-blank save to deny the striker the opener.

With 18 minutes to go Robinson almost broke the deadlock with a stunning run from his own half, beating three Norwich City men, leaving them in his wake before rocketing a left-footed effort past Krul, but off the underside of the cross bar, down and away to safety – it would have been a stunning goal from the No.7.

But with ten minutes to go the home side took the lead. Jamal Lewis picked up the ball on the right, feeding it out to Pukki, who took the ball into the left side of the box and drilled a low shot past Declan Rudd off the inside of the right hand upright and into the back of the net, their first shot on target all game.

And the game was tied up with three minutes to go as a corner from the home side was delivered from the left, headed out by Paul Huntington, but only to Tettey who volleyed the ball back into the bottom right hand corner from 25 yards.

Norwich City line-up: Krul, Pinto (Zimmermann, 75), Marshall (Buendia, 66), Leitner (Trybull, 90), Rhodes, Lewis, Klose, Pukki, Hernandez, Tettey, Hanley (c). Subs not used: McGovern, Godfrey, Srbeny, Thompson.

PNE line-up: Rudd, Fisher, Hughes, Pearson, Clarke (c), Huntington, Barkhuizen (Barker, 79), Browne (Harrop, 90), Moult (Johnson, 70), Nmecha, Robinson. Subs not used: Maxwell, Davies, Ledson, Burke.

Attendance: 24,936 (320 PNE fans)

Referee: Mr G Ward

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Ticket News

Ticket Information: Norwich City

20 August 2018

Tickets remain on sale for the Lilywhites’ trip to Carrow Road to take on Daniel Farke’s Norwich City.

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17 September 2018

The game, on Wednesday 22nd August, with a 7.45pm kick-off is on sale, available online at MyPNE.Com, by calling 0344 856 1966 or in person from the ticket office.

The club have been given an initial allocation of 574 tickets in the South Stand, and are priced as followed: Adults £20, seniors (65 and over) £10, U18s £5 and U12s £1.

Tickets will be on sale at Deepdale until 11am on the day of the game, both in person and also online via MyPNE.Com.

There are two pairs of wheelchair disabled supporter and carer tickets available, which are priced as above with the carer ticket free of charge.

Ambulant disabled supporter tickets will be taken from the main allocation and are priced as above with the carer ticket free of charge.

Please be aware that Norwich City will not process any upgrades on the day at Carrow Road. These must be done at Preston North End prior to the day of the game at the latest, for collection from Carrow Road.

There will be sales on the day from the main ticket office at Carrow Road, with no price increase but please be aware that purchases on the day will be cash only. 

Coach travel will also be available and is priced at £22 per person, with coaches departing Deepdale and Leyland at 12 noon.

Remember, if you can’t make the long trip down to Carrow Road on Wednesday night, for the very first time you will be able to watch the full game live on iFollow PNE in the UK and Ireland – a £10 match pass is available, with commentary coming from Jonathan Breeze and Brett Ormerod.

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