PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Norwich v Manchester United – as it happens from Carrow Road
17:58 GMT, 17 November 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Norwich host Manchester United at Carrow Road to conclude Saturday's action. Sir Alex Ferguson's side are favourites to clinch three points at the relegation threatened Canaries, but Chris Hughton's team have already upset Arsenal on home turf this term. Send me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
Norwich 0-0 Manchester United (5.30pm)
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Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Bassong,
Turner, Garrido, Snodgrass, Johnson, Tettey, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Holt.
Subs: Bunn, Howson, Jackson, Morison, Elliott Bennett, Tierney, Ryan
Man Utd: Lindegaard, Da Silva,
Ferdinand, Smalling, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Young, van Persie,
Subs: Johnstone, Jones, Anderson, Welbeck, Scholes,
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
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26min: Move of the match. Pilkington's reverse pass finds Javier Garrido inside the box but his powerful pass across the six-yard box fails to find Holt or Snodgrass who only needed to get a strong touch on it to divert the ball into the back of the net.
There is an argument to suggest the full-back should have taken a shot on goal instead.
24min: Hoolahan has been Norwich's most creative player so far and nearly plays his part in scoring an opening goal for the hosts.
The midfielder picks up a loose ball on the left wing and after cutting on to his right foot, delivers a cross that Snodgrass heads wide across the far post. Rio Ferdinand did just enough to put the former Leeds midfielder off there.
21min: The corner in evades everyone inside the box, but Patrice Evra was very close to getting his head on it.
20min: A great 30 yard pass from Young splits the home defence to allow Hernandez to pick the ball up near the byline. The Mexican is chased down quickly though and his cross is blocked behind by Turner.
18min: More patient passing from Norwich and finally they find a gap in front of the United defence as Wes Hoolahan picks up a pass.
The midfielder runs towards goal but is quickly closed down before his low 23 yard strike is saved by Anders Lindegaard.
15min: Young and Giggs stand over, and it's the former that strikes the set-piece by powerfully firing straight at Ruddy who claims comfortably.
14min: Now United win a free-kick 25 yards out after Michael Turner pushes Javier Hernandez.
13min: Plenty of ambition in Norwich's attacks judging by their neat passing in the midfield to create space so far. But United are edging this with Young and Valencia dominating the flanks.
10min: One from the training ground from Manchester United but they need more practice.
The visitors win a free-kick after Whittaker trips Young, but Giggs' short pass to Van Persie 16 yards out is ballooned awkwardly over on the turn by the Dutchman.
8min: Whittaker could have a sore head by the end of this game, as he nods behind again from an Antonio Valencia cross.
Ashley Young's corner though is again cleared by the hosts and that leads to a counter attack which ends with Anthony Pilkington firing wide across goal.
5min: An early sighter from Norwich as shortly after a throw in, Robert Snodgrass lashes a rising ball over the bar from 20 yards.
4min: It leads to successive corners after Steven Whittaker heads behind, but the Canaries eventually clear their lines.
3min: Good one touch stuff from United leads to Robin van Persie squeezing in a low shot towards the bottom corner from the edge of the box which John Ruddy turns behind for a corner.
Kick-off: In front of watching England boss Roy Hodgson, Norwich get us going.
17.29: From InfostradaLive:
Ryan Giggs makes only his fourth PL start of the season and first since September 29. His last PL goal came at Carrow Road – the 92nd minute winner in their 2-1 victory there on February 26.
17.26: Out come the teams, it's usually packed anyway inside this ground but the noise is louder than usual with the visit of Manchester United.
17.24: It looks quite chilly at Carrow Road judging by the young Norwich mascots.
Kitted out in replica matchday wear, they are all jogging on the spot trying to keep warm on the touchline. The players are starting to from in a slightly warmer tunnel.
17.20: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to ESPN before the game:
'David De Gea had to go to the dentist to have teeth taken out and Wayne Rooney has had tonsillitis, he should be okay by Tuesday.
'Chicharitio made his contribution last week and Van Persie has been in great form so it’s terrific to have those options.
'Norwich have tightened up at the back and it’s never easy when we go to these away games and last season was exactly that as we managed to win late on.'
17.17: You don't have to go back too far for Norwich's last win against Manchester United.
Just three games in fact, after strikes from Dean Ashton and Leon McKenzie helped the Canaries to a 2-0 win over the Red Devils seven years ago at Carrow Road.
It didn't keep them in the Premier League but it's a win their supporters are unlikely to forget in a hurry.
Doubling up: Norwich last beat Manchester United in a 2-0 win at Carrow Road in April 2005
17.14: Norwich City boss Chris Hughton spoke to ESPN:
'The performances have been similar to early in the season but we have tightened up as a unit since facing Liverpool and Chelsea. We are in good form at the moment.
We haven’t changed the team too much of late and that helps consistency, especially in the back four.
'I don’t think you ever speak about Manchester United being vulnerable. We will have to be at our best to get anything and catch United on one of their bad days.'
17.10: Manchester United are without England striker Wayne Rooney because of an ankle injury for this afternoon's Barclays Premier League trip to Norwich.
Leading scorer Robin van Persie, however, recovers from the thigh strain which kept him out of Holland's midweek friendly with Germany.
Javier Hernandez also starts after his match-winning cameo at Aston Villa last weekend while Anders Lindegaard comes into goal for David de Gea, who is troubled by a wisdom tooth.
Norwich are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games and name an unchanged side from the team which drew 0-0 at Reading.
17.05: The full line-ups from Carrow Road:
Norwich v Man Utd
Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Bassong, Turner, Garrido, Snodgrass, Johnson, Tettey, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Holt. Subs: Bunn, Howson, Jackson, Morison, Elliott Bennett, Tierney, Ryan Bennett.
Man Utd: Lindegaard, Da Silva, Ferdinand, Smalling, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Young, van Persie, Hernandez. Subs: Johnstone, Jones, Anderson, Welbeck, Scholes, Cleverley, Fletcher.
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
17.00: Anyone who witnessed Manchester United play at this time last week will realise just about anything can happen in a match involving Fergie's men.
The Red Devils came from two goals down to win by the odd goal in five at Aston Villa last Saturday, and with an inconsistent Norwich team hosting today's final game, I wouldn't rule out another blast of goals this evening. Team news up next.
Saturday finale: Norwich host Manchester United at Carrow Road in the day's last Premier League match