Norwich City vs. Manchester City: Preview and TV schedule

Laurence Griffiths

Manchester City will look to bounce back from defeat to Chelsea away at Norwich on Saturday.

Manchester City seemed streets ahead of their Premier League competitors before Monday's game with Chelsea, though the Citizens suffered a shock defeat at the Etihad to stay second in the table. They're now level on points with their principal challengers Chelsea, while Arsenal continue to defy expectations to sit a couple of points ahead at the top of the league.

However, City shouldn't have a problem getting back to winning ways this weekend, as they travel to play Chris Hughton's Norwich City. The Canaries are caught up right in the messy relegation scrap; currently just a couple of points outside of the bottom three. If they manage to pick up anything on Saturday, they'll be delighted.

They'll be without Elliott Bennett, Jonny Howson and Michael Turner through injury, while Ryan Bennett will have to shake off a thigh injury if he's going to play. City are still without three important first-team regulars in Sergio Agüero, Fernandinho and Samir Nasri, and Norwich will no doubt be praying that Manuel Pellegrini sticks with footballing impostor Martín Demichelis in midfield.

Norwich City injuries and suspensions

Out: Elliott Bennett (knee), Jonny Howson (back), Michael Turner (hamstring). In doubt: Ryan Bennett (thigh).

Manchester City injuries and suspensions

Out: Samir Nasri (knee), Javi García (muscle), Sergio Agüero (hamstring), Fernandinho (muscle). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Norwich City: John Ruddy; Martin Olsson, Sébastien Bassong, Ryan Bennett, Russell Martin; Jonás Gutiérrez, Leroy Fer, Bradley Johnson, Robert Snodgrass; Gary Hooper, Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Manchester City: Joe Hart; Gaël Clichy, Matija Nastasić, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta; David Silva, Martín Demichelis, Yaya Touré, Jesús Navas; Stevan Jovetić, Edin Džeko.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 3 p.m. local, 10 a.m. ET

Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich, England

TV: Premier League Extra Time, DirecTV (U.S.), RDS, TSN2 (Canada)

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.)

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