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    Match Preview: Norwich City v Everton


    By Mollie Bennett (@molliebjourno)

    Everton travel to Norwich tomorrow looking to turn one point into three, and record their first league win on the road since September.

    The Toffees have drawn their last two league outings in disappointing fashion and have failed to win on the road since an emphatic 3-2 comeback at the Hawthorns.

    Roberto Martinez will be hoping his side can build on their away resilience of late - losing just once on the road all season - by turning draws into wins and mounting a push for the European places.


    The Spaniard will be without the injured Phil Jagielka, Bryan Oviedo, Tyias Browning, Steven Pienaar and Tony Hibbert for the early kick off against the Canaries.

    James McCarthy is also doubt with a hip strain, although he will face a late fitness test before the clash.

    Leighton Baines is edging ever closer to his first Everton start of the season, but Martinez remains cautious over the defender’s fitness, and with young Brendan Galloway being rewarded a new contract for his impressive start to life at the Toffees, Baines won’t be rushed back into action.


    For Norwich, Wes Hoolahan is back in the frame after recovering from a knee injury, but Matt Jarvis remains sidelined.

    The Blues have proved stiff opposition this season, and remain unbeaten in their last seven games, although they have won just three of them in 90 minutes.

    Evertonians will be hoping their side can record victory at Carrow Road to begin a string of victories over the Christmas period.

    Norwich however, will be looking to record a much-needed victory having won just three league games all season.

    My Everton 11: Joel; Coleman, Stones, Funes Mori, Galloway; Cleverley, Barry; Deulofeu, Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku.

    Key stats:

    - Everton have lost just one of their last 13 meetings against the Canaries in all competitions.

    Five of the last seven meetings between the sides have ended in a draw, with the other two finishing a win-a-piece.

    - Romelu Lukaku will be looking to become the first Everton player to score in six successive Premier League games.

    The Belgian has scored more league goals (11) than any other player aged 22 or under in Europe’s top five leagues. 

    - In fact, of all the players under the age of 25 in Europe's top five leagues, only Neymar (14) has more league goals than Lukaku's 11.

    - Ross Barkley has scored more league goals than any other midfielder aged 22 or under in Europe’s top five leagues.

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