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The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Turner on Bradley Guzan.
Clearance by Ciaran Clark.
Unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by Libor Kozak results in a free kick.
Fabian Delph fouled by Jonathan Howson, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.
Shot by Gary Hooper. Bradley Guzan parries the ball away.
Andreas Weimann crosses the ball.
Robert Snodgrass is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
Michael Turner challenges Antonio Luna unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner taken by Anthony Pilkington.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel has an effort at goal. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.
Anthony Pilkington sends in a cross.
Unfair challenge on Michael Turner by Libor Kozak results in a free kick.
Shot by Libor Kozak. Ryan Bennett gets a block in.
Clearance by Ron Vlaar.
(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Yacouba Sylla coming on for Aleksandar Tonev.
Anthony Pilkington takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Ciaran Clark.
Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Shot by Aleksandar Tonev went wide of the left-hand upright.
Clearance made by Leandro Bacuna.
Header at goal by Ciaran Clark to the left of the net.
Free kick crossed by Leandro Bacuna.
Nicklas Helenius fouled by Russell Martin, the ref awards a free kick.
Russell Martin challenges Andreas Weimann unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Foul on Andreas Weimann.
The ball is delivered by Nicklas Helenius.
Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antonio Luna by Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
Centre by Anthony Pilkington.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Nicklas Helenius.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Libor Kozak by Michael Turner.
(Norwich) makes a substitution, with Anthony Pilkington coming on for Nathan Redmond.
Johan Elmander leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Hooper.
Michael Turner concedes a free kick for a foul on Andreas Weimann.
Jonathan Howson restarts play with the free kick.
(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Nicklas Helenius coming on for Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Bradley Guzan makes a clearance.
Antonio Luna manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Andreas Weimann.
A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.
A cross is delivered by Johan Elmander.
Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball.
Andreas Weimann takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Fabian Delph fouled by Johan Elmander, the ref awards a free kick.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Fabian Delph fouled by Leroy Fer, the ref awards a free kick.
Javier Garrido makes a clearance.
Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.
The game restarts for the second half.
Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark.
Unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Antonio Luna results in a free kick.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Nathan Redmond.
Aleksandar Tonev takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karim El Ahmadi by Nathan Redmond.
Aleksandar Tonev fouled by Nathan Redmond, the ref awards a free kick.
Javier Garrido restarts play with the free kick.
Aleksandar Tonev concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Redmond.
Corner taken by Leandro Bacuna.
Foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel on Fabian Delph, free kick awarded.
The ball is sent over by Antonio Luna.
Gabriel Agbonlahor sends in a cross.
A cross is delivered by Andreas Weimann.
The ball is crossed by Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Karim El Ahmadi on Jonathan Howson.
Libor Kozak scores a right footed goal. Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa.Assist on the goal came from Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Shot by Libor Kozak. John Ruddy parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Jonathan Howson produces a cross.
Centre by Gabriel Agbonlahor.
(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Libor Kozak coming on for Christian Benteke.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Russell Martin.
Header at goal by Ricky van Wolfswinkel goes right of the post.
Leandro Bacuna concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Redmond.
Aleksandar Tonev takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Christian Benteke takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Michael Turner.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel crosses the ball.
Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line.
Russell Martin delivers the ball.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel takes a shot and cleared the bar.
The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass.
Javier Garrido crosses the ball.
Leroy Fer restarts play with the free kick.
Karim El Ahmadi concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Fer.
Michael Turner makes a clearance.
Antonio Luna makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside.
Ciaran Clark restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Benteke.
Penalty taken by Robert Snodgrass saved by Bradley Guzan. Norwich 0-0 Aston Villa.
The referee gives a against Ciaran Clark for handball.
A cross is delivered by Nathan Redmond.
The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass.
Clearance by Antonio Luna.
Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
Andreas Weimann takes the chance to get an effort at goal and strikes the post.
Clearance made by Fabian Delph.
Andreas Weimann has an effort at goal. John Ruddy makes a block.
The match gets underway.
City ready for Lambert return
Norwich have no fresh injuries for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with former boss Paul Lambert's Aston Villa.
Striker Gary Hooper was an unused substitute at Tottenham and could make his competitive debut following a pre-season shin problem.
Elliott Bennett is the only definite absentee. The winger, who signed a two-year contract extension this week, is recovering from surgery on a cruciate ligament injury.
Chris Hughton's priority remains making certain Norwich are difficult to beat.
Following the loss at Tottenham, England goalkeeper John Ruddy called for the Canaries to play more positively to make the most of their talents in comments which could be interpreted as a slight towards his manager Hughton.
But the Canaries boss, whose side drew 14 of their 38 games last term, was unfazed and maintains his approach is the right one.
"When we don't win football matches we always look at the reasons why," Hughton said.
"You generally don't hear too much when we win games, (like) after a very good performance against a very good Southampton team at home.
"We are always conscious that you want to win a game and you want to win a game in different ways.
"You still have to make sure that you are a tough team to beat.
"You hope with the quality you have you can work off that and get the goals that you need.
"It's about us, not over four games, over a season doing well enough and making sure we get the best out of our players.
"We've got players we've got to bed into the system, bed into the team."
Lambert is likely to call on Ciaran Clark to fill the defensive void left by Jores Okore's cruciate ligament injury.
The Scot suffered a major blow when 21-year-old was ruled out for nine months after being injured in last week's defeat by Newcastle.
"The initial injury has happened and it's a blow to him," said Lambert.
"But in years gone by if you did your cruciate you were struggling to play again but now it's a run of the mill thing that players come back strong and I'm pretty sure he'll do that.
"He's only young so he'll be fine.
"He'd started the season well, especially considering he missed a big bit of pre-season, so it's a blow for him and certainly a blow for us."
Clark, 23, and Nathan Baker, 22, must now fill in for Okore between them until at least January.
But despite their occasional errors last term, their manager has full faith in both men to stand strong alongside captain Ron Vlaar.
"They're young so they're going to make mistakes," he said. "But towards the end of last season they were great and now they've had a year at it, playing consistently, they'll be better for it.
"I don't have any problems with Ciaran and Nathan at all and I don't need to think about bringing in any loan signings."
Lambert has other unspecified niggles to contend with, while Charles N'Zogbia is unavailable with a long-term injury.
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