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Norwich predicted lineup vs Man City - Premier League

Tom Gott
Daniel Farke will take his Norwich side to Man City
Daniel Farke will take his Norwich side to Man City / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images
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Norwich's tricky return to the top flight continues on matchday two as they head to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City.

The Canaries were thumped 3-0 by Liverpool last time out and Daniel Farke will know that anything other than a perfect performance could see his side fall to a similar defeat against the reigning Premier League champions.

Here's how Farke could set up his team in Manchester.


Norwich predicted lineup vs Man City - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Max Aarons
Aarons is a guaranteed starter / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Tim Krul (GK) - Former City man Angus Gunn is waiting in the wings, but Krul deserves more time to prove he should retain his spot.

Max Aarons (RB) - Unsurprisingly, Aarons impressed against Liverpool and again proved he's top flight material.

Grant Hanley (CB) - Hanley's lack of pre-season was clear to see last weekend, but with Christoph Zimmermann out through illness, the captain is a dead cert.

Ben Gibson (CB) - Young Andrew Omobamidele is back and looking to reclaim his spot in the squad after a bout of tonsillitis, but that doesn't mean Gibson is ready to be ousted just yet.

Dimitrios Giannoulis (LB) - Giannoulis was the star of the show against Liverpool and could thrive again at the Etihad.


2. Midfielders

Billy Gilmour
Gilmour did well in his debut / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Billy Gilmour (DM) - Gilmour impressed against City at the back end of last season and can draw upon that experience for another huge game.

Pierre Lees-Melou (CM) - Norwich may have lost on the opening day but the performance of Lees-Melou was a real positive. A Premier League regular in the making.

Lukas Rupp (CM) - Rupp divided fans against Liverpool, with many unsure whether he was actually any good. Here's his chance to set the record straight.


3. Forwards

Todd Cantwell
Cantwell shook off his injury / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Todd Cantwell (RW) - Linked with a move to Aston Villa this summer, it's clear Cantwell has got all the tools to be a star in the Premier League. Whether that's at Norwich or somewhere else remains to be seen.

Teemu Pukki (ST) - It was a dominant showing against City in September 2019 that kickstarted a wave of Pukki-mania; the Finnish striker is no doubt hoping for more of the same.

Milot Rashica (LW) -
Christos Tzolis is knocking on the door for a first team spot but Farke is unlikely to give up on Rashica after a single outing. Has played in plenty of big games in the Bundesliga and experience is key against a top side.

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