Manchester City vs. Norwich City: Date, Time, Live Stream and Preview

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IMay 19, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11:  Manager Roberto Mancini of Manchester City and Vincent Kompany look dejected in defeat after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium on May 11, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Last year's Premier League champion Manchester City will play host to Norwich City on Sunday in the two clubs' season finale. 

A little more than a week after his squad was stunned by Wigan in the FA Cup final, Roberto Mancini will look to lead his men to a third consecutive Premier League victory to round out the year. 

The Citizens have nothing to lose or gain from Sunday's showdown as they are cemented in second place in the league table. On the other side, the Canaries can pull ahead of Stoke City and West Ham with a win this weekend.

Chris Hughton's squad has been poor on the road this season, however, winning just one match in league play.

Will their woes continue on Sunday or will City finish strong?

Here we'll get you set with everything you need to know for Sunday's Premier League clash.


Where: Etihad Stadium, England

When: Sunday, May 19 

Start Time: 11 a.m. ET

Live Stream: FOXSoccer2Go


Manchester City Player to Watch: Edin Dzeko

The Blues' leading goalscorer in Premier League play this season, Edin Dzeko will likely see plenty of action on Sunday.

The 27-year-old forward has poured in 14 goals in 31 Premier League appearances for City this season, coming off the bench in 16 of those matches. He scored most recently on Tuesday in a 2-0 win over Reading, putting the match away in the 88th minute after coming on as a substitute in the second half.

At 6'3", Dzeko will be one of the more physical players on the pitch on Sunday. In addition to his size, Dzeko's versatility around the box will also make him a top threat to score.


Norwich City Player to Watch: Grant Holt

If there's a player to keep an eye on for the visitors on Sunday it's Grant Holt. The Canaries don't boast a ton of attacking talent, but Holt, the club's leading goalscorer is among the Premier League's top offensive weapons.

The 32-year-old striker has seven goals and four assists in all competitions this season, and has scored in Norwich's last two Premier League outings against West Brom and Aston Villa.

Considering the sort of firepower the Blues are capable of fielding on Sunday, Holt will need to be at his very best if Norwich is going to win its first away league match since Dec. 8.



These two teams last met in a high-scoring affair, which Manchester City won 4-3 at Carrow Road back in December. Dzeko was brilliant on that day, scoring two goals in the first four minutes of the match to put Norwich in an early hole.

Playing at home inside Etihad on Sunday, look for City to play a better, more explosive match. The Citizens have been strong at home all season long, winning 14 of 18 league matches there thus far, which is the second-best mark behind only Manchester United.

Sure, Hughton's squad will be game from the opening kickoff, but Manchester City will still be seething from last week's FA Cup final disaster. 

Manchester City 2, Norwich City 1


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