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9 Things You Need To Know: Norwich City vs Blackburn Rovers

Norwich continued their brilliant start to the season with a well earned point against Liverpool at Anfield in their last outing

The Canaries have been receiving praise for their high work rate, and another industrious performance saw them cover 124.897km compared to Liverpool’s 122.476km

Norwich have now out run their opponents in seven out of nine games so far this season
‘Keeper John Ruddy’s performance in that game has earned him backing for an England call up, and Ruddy has made 39 saves in 8 appearance so far this season

Striker Grant Holt scored his second Premier League goal against Liverpool, a tally which has come from eight attempts at goal including 63% on target

Before the Liverpool game, Norwich defender Leon Barnett accused other teams of underestimating the Canaries. He is Norwich’s top ranked player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index in 35th place, having won 95% of tackles, and contributed 15 clearances, 13 blocks and a goal to his team

Norwich visit bottom of the league Blackburn, who struggled to their sixth Premier League defeat against Spurs last week

Blackburn striker Yakubu has said his team are behind Steve Kean, and Rovers put the yards in against Spurs covering 112.703km versus Spurs’ 106.398km in that game

Mauro Formica scored his second Barclays Premier League goal in that game, but may feel he is due a better return having hit the target with 79% of his 14 efforts so far this season

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