FT: Norwich City 1 Stoke City 1

FULL TIME. Ruddy takes the goal kick and the ref blows for full time. Thanks for your views today, stay with us for reaction.

90 (+5)
Stoke win the ball and break upfield before Ireland wins a throw in 20 yards out on the right. They take and waste a bit more time before it goes out for a Norwich goal kick.

90 (+5)
Olsson crosses into the box again from the left but Shawcross heads away.

90 (+4)
Norwich press and Elmander cuts the ball back from the left byline towards Johnson in the centre but his shot from 16 yards lacks power and Begovic easily gathers.

90 (+3)
Johnson fouls Crouch for a free-kick on the right near the halfway line. They take but the ball goes out for a Norwich throw in midway in their half on the left.

90 (+2)
Norwich take the corner before Begovic catches the cross back into the box from Olsson on the left.

90 (+1)
Shawcross concedes a corner on the left after a cross from Elmander.

90
five minutes of added time.

88
Redmond tries to get to the left byline but Cameron shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

87
Olsson takes the free-kick short and wins a throw in 30 yards out on the left. Norwich takes Snodgrass is tackled on the edge of the box and Stoke scramble the ball away.

86
Ireland fouls Redmond for a Norwich free-kick 35 yards out on the left.

85
Snodgrass tries to get around Etherington near the right byline but he clears.

84
Norwich press and Johnson tries a low effort from 28 yards in the centre but it is wide of Begovic's left post.

83
Hooper tries a long range effort from the left but his shot is well over.

82
Cameron takes the free-kick and Crouch heads on in the box but Yobo clears.

81
Elmander catches Cameron for a Stoke free-kick 40 yards out on the right.

80
Norwich make a double change - bringing on Hooper and Elmander for RvW and Tettey.

80
Ireland is on for the sub Guidetti as Stoke reorganise. Tettey has hobbled off for more treatment.

78
SENT-OFF - WALTERS!!! Walters is sent-off for a late high challenge on Tettey.

75
Pieters goes down from a clash of heads with Snodgrass. The ref lets play go on and Etherington shepherds the ball out for a goal kick as RvW tries to get around him on the right byline. Pieters is now getting treatment on the pitch.

74
Etherington is on for Arnautovic for Stoke.

73
PEN GOAL - WALTERS!! The Stoke forward blasts the ball into the top of the net to level the scores.

72
PEN AWARDED - Stoke take the throw in and Bassong brings down Guidetti in the box.

71
Arnautovic tries to get around Howson on the right flank and wins a throw in six yards out on right.

70
Olsson puts the free-kick into the box but Begovic collects the ball under pressure from RvW.

69
Redmond tries to get around Cameron 30 yards out on the right flank who makes a late challenge and is booked.

68
Snodgrass gets into the right side of the box before shooting from 16 yards but Shawcross clears.

67
Howson is on for Hoolahan for Norwich.

66
Cameron crosses from 20 yards on the right towards Walters in the box but Yobo heads away.

65
Hoolahan tries to release Tettey into the box with a cross from the right but Shawcross heads away.

63
Guidetti is on for Odemwingie for Stoke. He was ineffective today.

62
Martin crosses from 12 yards on the right which takes a deflection off Pieters and the ball loops up and Begovic catches.

61
Redmond tries a powerful effort from 20 yards on the left and Begovic has to fist away.

60
Stoke win a throw in near Norwich's right byline. Cameron takes and Walters flocks on in the box but Bassong clears.

59
Arnautovic takes the corner and Crouch heads back across goal at the far post but Ruddy catches the ball.

58
Arnautovic crosses from 15 yards on the left and Johnson has to put it out for a corner on the left.

56
GOAL - JOHNSON!!!! Snodgrass puts the free-kick from six yards out on the right into the box and Johnson rises the best and heads home from six yards!!!

56
Snodgrass and Wilson tussle for the ball near Stoke right byline and the Norwich man wins a free-kick and Wilson is booked.

55
Norwich are on top and Redmond gets to the left byline and crosses into the box but it is poor and Shawcross heads away at the near post.

54
Snodgrass takes the corner but Begovic catches the ball in the box.

53
N'Zonzi loses the ball in the middle. Hoolahan latches on to the ball and shoots at goal from 28 yards in the centre. Begovic can only palm it into the air and has to then put it behind for a corner on the left.

53
The game is scrappy in the middle at present.

51
Pieters releases Walters into the left corner. He latches onto the ball and crosses into the box from near the byline but it is too high for Crouch in the centre and it goes out for a goal kick.

51
Odemwingie tries to go around Olsson into the right of the box but he is tackled and Olsson clears.

50
Odemwingie and Tettey tussle for the ball and the Stoke player goes down as he attempts to run into the box but the ref indicates a goal kick.

49
Martin crosses from 12 yards to the right of the box but his low pass is too close to Begovic who gathers.

48
Norwich press forward and Wilson concedes a throw in 25 yards out on the left. They take but N'Zonzi intercepts the ball and clears.

47
Yobo fouls Odemwingie for a Stoke free-kick 35 yards out on the right. Stoke take but Martin heads away in the box.

46
Norwich break forward with Martin crossing from the right to Snodgrass on the edge of the box in the centre. He tries to pass to RvW in the box but it runs through to Begovic.

46
Stoke re-start the game.

The teams are coming back out onto the pitch for the second period. no changes at the break.

Stein Erik Finne in Bergen was impressed with Stoke's start to the game, saying: "Great start from the Mighty Potters - could have been 2 or 3 goals in front already. Keep the chances coming Stoke! My prediction: NCFC 1, Stoke City 2.2 Cheers, Stein, enjoy the game!

Ed Rogers says: "Norwich will win 1-0 Redmond goal."

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 7/4 for a Norwich win, 5/4 for the draw and 5/2 for a Stoke victory. It is close here and could go either way. What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com

HALF TIME. The sides go in level-pegging at the break. Stay with us for the second period.

45
Hoolahan creates a yard of space for himself and tries an effort from 22 yards out on the right but it is straight at Begovic who catches the ball above his head.

44
Arnautovic presses to the left side of the box before crossing into the centre but Yobo intercepts and clears.

43
Cameron crosses from 35 yards on the right touchline into the box but Ruddy is quickly off his line to catch the ball.

41
Odemwingie tries a long range effort from the left but Ruddy easily gathers his low effort.

40
Arnautovic takes the free-kick but his low shot is well wide of Ruddy's right post.

39
Bassong fouls Odemwingie for a Stoke free-kick in a dangerous area, 20 yards out in front of goal.

38
Norwich take the free-kick and try to release Johnson into the left corner but Shawcross tracks across and shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

38
Norwich take the free-kick and feed the ball to Hoolahan who is fouled 30 yards out on the right.

37
RvW catches N'Zonzi with a late challenge for a Norwich free-kick just inside their half.

36
Norwich are now on top and continue to press but Stoke are holding firm.

34
Snodgrass crosses from 22 yards on the right but Shawcross heads away in the box under pressure from Redmond.

33
Snodgrass takes the corner and RvW gets in front of his marker and puts a glancing header across the face of goal from the near post but it misses everyone.

32
Norwich press and Hoolahan wins a corner on the left off Cameron.

31
Crouch is penalised for a foul in the box and he goes for a header with Bassong.

30
The game is scrappy in the middle at present.

28
Hoolahan feeds the ball from the right edge of the box to Snodgrass who tries a shot from eight yards out on the right but Begovic palms the ball away and Stoke clear.

27
N'Zonzi tries to latch onto a long ball down the centre but Bassong tracks back well and the ball goes out for a goal kick.

25
Norwich take the free-kick and feed the ball to Redmond. He makes a strong run down the left before cutting in and passing to Snodgrass on the right flank but his cross from 12 yards goes out for a goal kick.

24
Arnautovic fouls Snodgrass and he gets a warning off the ref but no booking. It is a Norwich free-kick midway in their own half on the right.

23
Wilson losses the ball and Norwich press forward. Martin's cross from the right is headed away by Wilson and Olsson latches onto the loose ball and volleys at goal from 25 yards but it is well over.

22
Snodgrass crosses from 20 yards on the right but it is too close to Begovic who catches in the box.

21
Stoke come again but Cameron cannot control the ball in the right corner and it goes out for a Norwich throw in near their own byline.

19
Stoke take the throw in and keep good possession before Pieters crosses into the box from 22 yards on the left but it is way over.

18
Yobo makes a good covering tackle to deny Crouch as he runs down the left flank for a Stoke throw in 25 yards out on the left.

17
Olsson tries to releases Redmond into the left side of the box but Begovic is quickly off his line to gather.

16
Ruddy punts the free-kick forward and Stoke win the ball. Crouch passes to Arnautovic who passes to Walters but he shoots weakly from 15 yards at Ruddy who saves. Stoke are well on top here, having four half chances.

15
Stoke punt the ball forward and Crouch fouls Yobo for a Norwich free-kick near their own box.

14
Hoolahan tries to find RvW in the box before Tettey fouls Shawcross on the edge of the box in the centre.

13
Cameron plays a fantastic ball from 35 yards on the right towards the unmarked Crouch in the box but he misses a volley from eight yards out in the centre.

12
Crouch wins the ball in the Norwich half and releases Pieters running down the left flank. He cuts the ball back to Arnautovic who takes one touch before shooting from 15 yards to the left of goal but his shot goes well over. Half chance.

11
Olsson tries to cross into the box from 22 yards on the left but the ball loops up and Begovic easily catches.

10
Shawcross shepherds a long ball out for a goal kick under pressure from RvW.

9
Stoke come again and feed the ball to Crouch 15 yards out to the right of goal. He shoots at goal but his low shot lacks power and Ruddy easily saves.

8
Walters crosses from the right edge of the box towards Crouch in the centre but Yobo heads away.

8
No more chances as yet as the teams cancel each other out in the centre.

6
Snodgrass puts the free-kick into the box but it is just too high for Johnson at the far post and it goes out for a throw in on the far side.

5
Cameron is tackled by Snodgrass and he tries to get on the loose ball but Pieters fouls him for a free-kick 12 yards out on the left touchline.

4
Johnson tries to find RvW in the centre near the Stoke box but N'Zonzi intercepts and clears.

3
Wilson concedes a throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take but Snodgrass is tackled and Stoke clear.

2
Snodgrass puts the free-kick into the box is headed out by Whelan. Stoke break quickly upfield but Walters is flagged offside.

1
Snodgrass is fouled by N'Zonzi for a Norwich free-kick 22 yards out on the right touchline.

1
Norwich get the game underway.

The teams are out on the pitch - not long to go now!

The family of Norwich legend Duncan Forbes are on the pitch to say thank you as the club holds 'Duncan's Day' to raise funds towards the charity Alzheimer's Research UK and Mr Forbes' day-to-day care as he battles the effects of Alzheimer's.

One of our regulars Edd Irwin from Durban, South Africa, has been in touch to say: "This is a crucial game for both sides. I'd like to see Odemwingie play well in place of Adam. Stoke must go for a win but I think it will be a 1-1 draw. Looking forward to your commentary." Cheers Edd, thanks for your view. I agree Odemwingie can be a real handful on his day - but will he turn up here? Enjoy the game!

Phil says: "Tough one to predict today will norwich bounce back from that 4-1 reverse at villa or will they still be on a bit of a downer? Can Stoke carry on were they left off against Arsenal which they deserved to win. Whichever way this goes its a massive 3 points for either team. I will go 0-2 stoke after last weeks results." cheers for your view Phil, enjoy the game!

Teams - Stoke also make one alteration to their side following the 1-0 win over Arsenal seven days ago as the suspended Charlie Adam is replaced by Peter Odemwingie, who has recovered from a calf injury in time to start.

Teams - Norwich manager Chris Hughton has once again put his faith in out-of-form striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel as he named the Holland international in his starting line-up. The 25-year-old has not scored for the Canaries since the opening day of the season but comes into Hughton's side for Gary Hooper in the only change from the team that lost 4-1 at Aston Villa last weekend.

Anyone think there will be more than one goal in it, or do you think it will be tight? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best.

There have been just six goals in the five Premier League meetings between Stoke and Norwich and the last four have all ended with a 1-0 scoreline.

Stoke City have lost nine and won none of their last 12 Premier League away matches.

Norwich City have kept four clean sheets in a row in the Premier League at Carrow Road.

Here are some Opta stats to back up mine and Chris' view it will be tight....

FIRST VIEW - Chris Green from Huddersfield has emailed in to say: "Norwich to win 1-0, with Snodgrass scoring the goal." Cheers Chris, great minds think alike, I was going for that prediction myself, thinking it will be tight here today!

Referee - Andre Marriner (W Midlands).

Teams - Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, N'Zonzi, Whelan, Walters, Arnautovic, Odemwingie, Crouch. Subs: Muniesa, Palacios, Guidetti, Etherington, Wilkinson, Sorensen, Ireland.

Teams - Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Tettey, Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan, van Wolfswinkel. Subs: Whittaker, Howson, Hooper, Pilkington, Bunn, Elmander, Becchio.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 6/5 for a home win, 9/4 for the draw and 23/10 for a Stoke victory. What are your views / predictions? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com

Welcome to Carrow Road where Norwich host Stoke with a massive three points up for grabs as both sides seek to pull further away from the drop zone. Can the Canaries continue their four match unbeaten run in the league at home or will the Potters, buoyed by their win over Arsenal last time, claim the win? Send your views / predictions for today's game to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  
Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Fri, 25 Jul 2014

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