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Norwich vs West Ham LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture today

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Follow the latest updates live from the Premier League clash between Norwich City and West Ham United at Carrow Road.

Two early games kick-off Saturday’s action with Norwich clinging on to their Premier League status, though defeat today will mathematically relegate Daniel Farke’s side to the Championship as they currently sit 10 points from safety with 12 left to play for. West Ham meanwhile are one of the two sides who Norwich have faint hopes of catching, with the Hammers needing a win to drag them away from the relegation zone that they currently sit just three points ahead of.

As well as Norwich’s clash with West Ham, Watford host Newcastle from 12:30pm in another relegation clash, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all in action later in the day. Follow the live updates below.

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Here's how the bottom of the Premier League looks as things stand:

Some sad news today as former Newcastle manager Jack Charlton passes away:


David Moyes, speaking to BT Sport: "It's a big opportunity, one of a run of games where we have to pick up points. We need a bit more quality, and we need to not concede goals. If we do that, we've got a great chance of staying up."

Newcastle appear to have returned to the days of Kevin Keegan and become the Premier League's new entertainers.

This could turn out to be a bad day for several teams at the bottom of the Premier League. Norwich, of course, will be relegated if they lose, though it seems a matter of when rather than if their place in the Championship for next season will be confirmed.

Aston Villa and Bournemouth could also find themselves in a bad situation if both West Ham and Watford win today. That would take the latter two sides to 34 points, six clear of Bournemouth and seven ahead of Villa. It would put serious pressure on them to win their games tomorrow, and these are not teams in good form.

In a couple of hours, then, things could be looking pretty bleak for the current bottom three.


Watford are also unchanged from their visit of Carrow Road. Nigel Pearson's side weren't particularly convincing in that game, but the only real concern was grinding out a victory, and that's what they did.

Newcastle bring Jamaal Lascelles, Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron, Javier Manquillo and Dwight Gayle into the starting XI after their 5-0 defeat at Manchester City, which was a humbling return to reality for Steve Bruce and his players after a decent run of form.

Norwich name an unchanged starting XI after a battling display at Watford. That made it six league defeats in a row, but clearly Daniel Farke liked what he saw.

West Ham, meanwhile, make just one change after their 1-0 defeat against Burnley on Wednesday: captain Mark Noble is back in, replacing Andriy Yarmolenko. This is a big game for the Hammers, who could put some breathing space between themselves and the bottom three with a win.


Hello and welcome to the Independent's live coverage of today's Premier League action. It's another busy Saturday in the top flight, with key games at the bottom and top end of the division.

To start off, though, attention turns to the relegation battle. Norwich, in effect already down, host a West Ham side still looking to pull clear of the bottom three. And Watford are at home against Newcastle, hoping to widen the gap to 18th-placed Bournemouth.

When is it and what time is kick-off?

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Extra 1, as well as on the BT Sport app.

Confirmed line-ups

Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis, Vrancic, Tettey, Emi, Stiepermann, Hernandez, Pukki.

Subs: Rupp, Cantwell, Trybull, Drmic, McLean, Duda, McGovern, Idah, Martin.

West Ham: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Antonio, Fornals.

Subs: Balbuena, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Wilshere, Haller, Masuaku, Ajeti, Randolph, Johnson.

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

What are the odds?

Norwich – 14/5

Draw – 39/14

West Ham – 21/20

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