Newcastle United v Norwich City

27 Sep

DeAndre Yedlin


DeAndre Yedlin played on loan at Newcastle’s rivals Sunderland last season

BBC coverage

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Newcastle United have concerns regarding full-back DeAndre Yedlin, who picked up an ankle injury at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Yedlin has covered for the suspended Vurnon Anita at right-back, who serves the last of a three-match ban.

Norway international Alex Tettey could return for Norwich having missed three matches with a hip problem.

Tettey returned to training this week, while Youssouf Mulumbu could miss out with a foot injury.

Match facts

  • Newcastle have won seven of their last eight games against Norwich at St. James’ Park in all competitions (D1).
  • There were 13 goals in two games between these sides last season in the Premier League at an average of 6.5 per game, including a 6-2 win for Newcastle at St. James’ Park.
  • This is the first meeting between the sides in the second tier since January 1982, when Newcastle triumphed 2-1 thanks to goals from David Mills and Imre Varadi.
  • Newcastle have afforded their opponents a league-low 25 shots on target this season.
  • Norwich have won four consecutive league games for the first time since April 2015 when they won five in a row.

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