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Team news for Sunday's Premier League clash between Norwich and Stoke at Carrow Road (kick-off 1.30pm).

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Whitbread: Knee injury

Whitbread: Knee injury

Norwich centre-back Zak Whitbread (knee) is a doubt against Stoke.

Defender Daniel Ayala could feature following his move from Liverpool after playing for the reserves in midweek.

Striker James Vaughan and centre-back Elliott Ward are sidelined after picking up minor knee injuries during pre-season.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis will make changes from the side that beat FC Thun in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Pulis rested Asmir Begovic, Jonathan Woodgate, Glenn Whelan and Jermaine Pennant in Switzerland and they could all return to the starting line-up.

The Potters boss must also decide whether to include Matthew Upson in the squad after the England defender made an impressive debut for the club against Thun while Rory Delap (hamstring) is a major doubt.

Norwich (from): Ruddy, R Martin, Barnett, De Laet, Tierney, Surman, Fox, Crofts, Hoolahan, Morison, Holt, Rudd, Ayala, Whitbread, Bennett, Pilkington, Johnson, Naughton, Jackson.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Huth, Wilson, Shawcross, Upson, Collins, Pugh, Wilkinson, Whelan, Whitehead, Diao, Walters, Jones, Sorensen, Shotton, Tonge, Arismendi, Woodgate, Pennant, Delap.

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Premier League Fixtures

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
19:45
Everton v C Palace
Man City v Sunderland
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland  
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12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 32 54 70
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 33 22 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 West Ham 34 -9 37
12 C Palace 33 -15 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 32 -25 25

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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