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Match Previews

Match Preview: Norwich City (A)

6 October 2022

Preston North End make the long journey down to East Anglia this weekend as they take on high-flying Norwich City.

Match Information
Carrow Road
Saturday 8th October, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 13/46)
Third kit – available in-store and online!

Supporter Information


Tickets for this fixture will be available online from until 1pm on Friday, while sales will continue in person from the ticket office and over the phone on 0344 856 1966 until 5pm.

Norwich have also confirmed that supporters can buy on the day from the home ticket office, with only card payments accepted.

Full ticket details can be found here.

How To Follow The Game

Supporters in the UK and Ireland can listen to the game live on iFollow PNE with a £2.50 match pass or £4.49 monthly pass.

Fans overseas are able to watch the match live, with passes available here for just £10.

You can also follow coverage here on PNE.Com in our match centre, or across our social media channels before, during, and after the game.

In The Dressing Room

Ryan Lowe will be able to call upon the same group of players which beat West Brom 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Sean Maguire made his first start of the season in that fixture, coming through almost 75 minutes unscathed, and he’ll be looking to hold on to his spot.

Andrew Hughes returned to the squad after missing the Sunderland game through illness, and he’ll be hoping to make his 150th appearance in PNE colours in this game.

A Look At Our Hosts


Having been crowned champions in their past two Championship campaigns, Norwich City came down from the Premier League at the end of last season with the knowhow and experience of how to get back there.

Managed by Dean Smith, the early signs suggest they are on track to return to the promised land, after beginning the campaign with an impressive average of two points per game.

They’re in fine form heading into the weekend, going unbeaten in their last nine league games, with seven of those games ending in victory.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 56
PNE wins: 17
Draws: 18
Norwich City wins: 21
Last meeting: PNE 1-1 Norwich City, 2nd April 2021

One To Watch


Forward Josh Sargent has been a revelation for Norwich City so far this season, with six goals to his name already.

The United States international arrived at Carrow Road in 2021 from Werder Bremen with huge potential, but the youngster wasn’t reaching the sort of goalscoring figures which he was perhaps hoping for – often having to settle for a place on the wing.

However, he’s been given more chance up top so far this season, while also spending time out wide, and Norwich have certainly felt the benefits of having both Sargent and talisman Teemu Pukki in the same side.

Match Officials


Dean Whitestone will referee his second PNE game of the season this weekend.

Whitestone was the man with the whistle when Brad Potts scored a Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winning strike against Luton Town in a 1-0 victory in August.

The referee, who has shown 21 yellow cards in seven games this season, will be assisted by Mark Russell and Andrew Aylott.  

Pre-Match Thoughts

Ryan Previews
Canaries Clash
Liam Expecting Good
Battle At Norwich

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Match Reports

Match Report: Norwich City 2 PNE 3

8 October 2022

Preston North End came out 3-2 winners in an entertaining clash away from home against high-flying Norwich City.

Josh Sargent scored just two minutes in for the Canaries, but PNE picked themselves back up and Riis scored his second in as many games by heading home in the 25th minute.

The Dane’s second of the afternoon then came shortly into the second period and, after being pegged back by Gabriel Sara, a Troy Parrott effort took a huge deflection to beat Tim Krul at his near post to win the game for North End.

It was an unchanged starting XI from the midweek victory over West Brom, but things didn’t get off to a good start for PNE, with Ben Whiteman sliding in but losing the ball to Sargent, and the American cut inside to fire past Freddie Woodman inside the opening two minutes.

Sargent could have doubled his tally on eight minutes, but this time was denied by Woodman, who was also required to keep out Aaron Ramsey soon after.

Play did settle down from that point with PNE able to enjoy some possession, creating chances for both Riis and Sean Maguire, before Teemu Pukki chipped a big chance just wide for the hosts.

North End then found an equaliser on 25 minutes, with Robbie Brady sending a great cross into the box for striker Riis to head home for his third of the campaign.

There was a contentious moment on the half-hour mark, as Sam Byram went in high on the leg of skipper Alan Browne, but his punishment was only a yellow card.

PNE almost found themselves going into the break ahead after a fantastic team move saw Fernández slip the ball through to Maguire, who in turn pulled it back for Riis, and Byram produced a crucial interception to stop the ball from reaching the Dane.

That was the last action for both Byram and Maguire, who were both replaced at the break, with Troy Parrott the man to come on for Ryan Lowe’s side.

Seven minutes into the half, PNE found themselves in front. Fernández nipped in ahead of Max Aarons to start a rapid break, and the Manchester United loanee found Riis in space on the far side, and the striker kept his cool to slot home.

Woodman was then required at the other end to frustrate Sargent, sticking out a strong hand to save his volley, while Tim Krul kept out a powerful Parrott strike.

PNE’s ‘keeper was beaten 15 minutes from time by substitute Sara, who slammed home to find the top corner on the end of Pukki’s cutback.

North End had a quick response, though, with substitute Parrott putting the ball back into the box and a huge deflection helped it make its way past Krul at his near post.

Woodman needed to tip a late Onel Hernandez effort over the bar, before the Canaries then had a late goal ruled out for a foul inside the box, and PNE left East Anglia with the points.

Norwich City line-up: Krul; Aarons, Omobamidele, Hanley, Byram (Sara, 45); Núñez (Dowell, 72), Gibbs (Hernandez, 81), Ramsey (Sinani, 59), McClean; Pukki, Sargent. Subs not used: Gunn, Gibson, Hugill, Hernandez.

PNE line-up: Woodman; Storey, Lindsay, Cunningham (Hughes, 79); Browne, Whiteman, McCann (Johnson, 82), Brady (Woodburn, 67), Fernández; Riis, Maguire (Parrott, 45 (Ledson, 82)). Subs not used: Cornell, Diaby.

Attendance: 26,062 (PNE fans: TBC).

Referee: Mr D Whitestone.

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