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Premier League preview: Reading v Norwich

8 November 2012 08:03

Norwich City will be out to continue their run of good form in Saturday's English Premier League trip to lowly Reading.

Chris Hughton's men are unbeaten in their past three games, having accounted for Stoke City and Arsenal in the process.

Norwich occupy 14th on the table, but could climb as high as 11th if they secure their first away win of the season at the Madejski Stadium.

While buoyed by their recent success, midfielder Bradley Johnson said the Carrow Road club are not getting ahead of themselves.

"We just want to stay in this league - if we do it by one point then we will be happy with that," he told the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press.

"We want to go into every game looking to win and if we keep doing what we're doing then I'm sure we will finish in and around the same position, maybe higher."

Reading are one of two teams yet to win in the Premier League this term, with five draws and four losses from their opening nine games.

The promoted side are four points behind 17th-placed Aston Villa following last week's 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers, but midfielder Jay Tabb is confident they will avoid a return to the Championship.

"The confidence is there, it's not nagging on our minds, we are playing good stuff," he told the Norwich Evening News.

"Norwich is a home game which we would expect to win, we are scoring goals at home and playing well so we just need that first win then we can go on a little run.

"It would be different if it didn't look like we were going to win, then you could say something is wrong, but we are looking like we could win most weeks."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
10 November 2012
Game week
11
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 0
Venue
Madejski Stadium (Reading, Berkshire)
Attendance
24080

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
16
17
8
10
23
24
28

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +23 39
2 17 +22 39
3 17 +12 32
4 17 +10 31
5 17 +15 29
6 17 -1 27
7 16 +9 26
8 17 +3 25
9 16 -4 23
10 17 +0 21
11 16 -3 21
12 17 -10 20
13 16 -3 19
14 17 -6 17
15 17 -12 17
16 16 -10 16
17 17 -8 15
18 17 -14 15
19 17 -9 13
20 17 -14 10

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