• Barclays Prem
  • 27 Oct 2012
  • KO 12:45
  • Ground: Villa Park
Home team Score Away team

Aston Villa

1-1

Norwich City

Christian Benteke 27
Michael Turner 79

Aston Villa v Norwich preview

Friday 26th October 2012 11:12

Dunne: Ruled out with a groin injury

Dunne: Ruled out with a groin injury

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Team news for Saturday lunchtime's Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Norwich at Villa Park (kick-of 12.45pm).

Aston Villa are facing a potential centre-back injury crisis for the home Premier League clash with manager Paul Lambert's former club.

Richard Dunne (groin) is definitely ruled out while Nathan Baker (ankle) and Ciaran Clark (knee) will be assessed on Friday.

Matt Lowton is on stand-by to switch into the centre with Eric Lichaj in contention to earn a recall as his replacement at right-back as Villa look to improve on a record of one win in 18 league games.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has no fresh injury concerns.

Reserve goalkeeper Mark Bunn is targeting a possible return from injury against Tottenham on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup.

Full-back Steven Whittaker, whose ankle injury has kept him out of senior action all season, could also feature against Spurs after coming through a development outing earlier this week at Reading. Meanwhile, Harry Kane, on loan from Spurs, is on course to return before Christmas following foot surgery.

Aston Villa (from): Guzan, Given, Lowton, Bennett, Lichaj, Clark, Vlaar, Baker, Herd, El Ahmadi, Ireland, Westwood, Bannan, Delph, Holman, N'Zogbia, Bent, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams.

Norwich (from): Ruddy, R Martin, Bassong, Barnett, Garrido, Howson, Snodgrass, Johnson, E Bennett, Surman, Holt, Rudd, Steer, Turner, Jackson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Lappin, Fox, Morison, Butterfield, Tierney, Tettey, R Bennett, C Martin.

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