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Neil Johnston

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  1. Post update

    It's time to go and get some rest ahead of an action-packed weekend of action which includes Sunday's eagerly-anticipated derby between Manchester City and Manchester United. Thanks, as ever, for your company and all your comments. We're back at 09:00 GMT on Saturday building up to a big day of Premier League action. Until then...

  2. Coming up

    What next for the Canaries? Their next game takes them to Middlesbrough on 4 November before travelling to Nottingham Forest four days later.

    Bolton entertain Cardiff next Tuesday and then host neighbours Wigan in a big derby on 11 November.

  3. Post update

    Man City v Man Utd (13:30 GMT, Sunday)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    "This is just the game Manchester City need after a strange week. In their defeat by West Ham last weekend, it was almost as if they woke up with 30 minutes to go and realised they might get beaten.

    "I don't know if it is down to the manager but it has happened with City before - they almost seem to think they can win at any sort of stage of the game, but that is not the case in the Premier League.

    "As for Manchester United, going forward against Chelsea they probably looked as dangerous as any team has done against them this season. Defensively, however, they are still very poor and the mistakes they are making are schoolboy errors."

    Lawro's prediction:2-0

    Read more of Lawro's predictions on the BBC Sport website.

  4. Post update

    League Two

    Accrington move up to ninth in the League Two table after edging Morecambe 2-1 in a Lancashire derby. That's five wins in eight games for John Coleman's men.

  5. Manager reaction

    Norwich 2-1 Bolton

    Neil Adams looks on

    Norwich City manager Neil Adams tells Sky Sports: "A lot has been made of our last five games and we have played a lot better in some of them than we have tonight. But I thought we were value for money and could have had a couple more goals. There were a few butterflies towards the end but we deserved it."

  6. Post update

    Everton v Swansea (15:00 GMT, Sunday)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    Romelu Lukaku celebrates

    "Swansea had slipped a bit after winning their first three games but they beat Leicester quite convincingly last time out and are back in the top six.

    "Everton have also recovered from a bit of a wobble, in their case by beating Aston Villa and Burnley comfortably, and they should carry on climbing the table.

    "Their target now has to be to turn Goodison Park back into a difficult place for teams to get a result, after only taking two points from their first three home games."

    Lawro's prediction:2-0

    Read more of Lawro's predictions on the BBC Sport website.

  7. Player reaction

    Norwich 2-1 Bolton

    Cameron Jerome will get the plaudits for his goals but what a fantastic performance by Nathan Redmond.

    The 20-year-old winger has been linked with a move away from Carrow Road, but tells Sky Sports: "I'm happy here. We're pushing for promotion but it's going to be tough. I'm sure we'll be up there in the mix though."

  8. Post update

    Norwich 2-1 Bolton

    And what of Bolton? Neil Lennon's second defeat since taking charge earlier this month leaves them third from bottom in the table, two points from safety.

  9. Post update

    Norwich 2-1 Bolton

    A wave of relief sweeps around Carrow Road. The Canaries are up to third in the Championship table, level on points with Derby, Watford and Wolves.


    Norwich 2-1 Bolton

    But it comes to nothing. The whistle goes and Norwich have their first win in six.

  11. Post update

    Norwich 2-1 Bolton

    Corner to Bolton. Keeper Andy Lonergan is up...

  12. Post update

    Norwich 2-1 Bolton

    The yellow shirts of Norwich are penned inside their own area. Craig Davies has been a livewire since coming on for Bolton and is causing the home defence big problems.

  13. Post update

    Norwich 2-1 Bolton

    A hopeful punt by goalscorer Lee Chung-yong into the Norwich box but John Ruddy is off his line to claim before any damage can be inflicted. Neil Lennon is screaming at his Bolton players to get forward.

  14. Post update

    Norwich 2-1 Bolton

    Four minutes of added time. White shirts pouring forward.

  15. Post update

    Norwich 2-1 Bolton

    One minute of normal time remaining. Suddenly, Carrow Road is oh so quiet. Nervous tension everywhere.

  16. GOAL

    Norwich 2-1 Bolton - Lee Chung-yong

    They can't can they? This game has just got extremely interesting thanks to Lee Chung-yong who fires home from close range after running onto Craig Davies's flick-on. Game on.

  17. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    After Darren Pratley's kiss, what are the strangest things you have seen on the football pitch? Tweet #bbcfootball, post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page or text 81111 (UK only).

  18. Post update

    Norwich 2-0 Bolton

    I've seen some things on the pitch but....

    The television cameras have picked up on Darren Pratley planting a cheeky kiss on the cheek of a Norwich player. The kiss of death? Hardly. Norwich are well on their way towards their first win in six league games.

  19. Post update

    Leicester v West Brom (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    "Leicester are still in a sticky patch after that big win over Manchester United and, away from home, they have been goal shy. They are more of a threat at home, though, and I still think they will be fine in terms of staying up.

    "West Brom seem to be so reliant on Saido Berahino's goals at the moment, but his purple patch will not last forever. The Baggies showed character to fight back from 2-0 down to draw with Crystal Palace last time out but, for me, the outcome of this game will depend on Leicester's approach. If it is a positive one, they will win."

    Lawro's prediction: 2-0

    Read more of Lawro's predictions on the BBC Sport website.

  20. Post update

    Norwich 2-0 Bolton

    Another fine save by Andy Lonergan to keep out substitute Lewis Grabban. If Norwich, who need one more goal to go top, aren't at the summit at the end of this game then it will be because of Bolton's keeper.

  21. CLOSE!

    Norwich 2-0 Bolton

    A bad miss by Bolton substitute Max Clayton that sums up their night. A delightful threaded pass by Mark Davies sends Clayton through but he lacks the composure Cameron Jerome showed earlier as he screws a great chance wide.

  22. Post update

    Norwich 2-0 Bolton

    Norwich need one more goal to go top of the table. And they go so close as Steven Whittaker unleashes a first time stop from close range that Andy Lonergan does so well to keep out.


    Norwich 2-0 Bolton

    Neil Lennon is running out of time. The Bolton boss decides to replace Jerome Beckford with Max Clayton. Former Norwich forward Darren Huckerby has remarked that Beckford ran quicker off the pitch than he did on it. He has a point.

  24. Post update

    Stoke v West Ham (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    "Stoke have been very inconsistent and also do not seem to create many chances, which is almost completely opposite to how West Ham are playing right now.

    "But this is a big game for the Potters, because they come into it on the back of two defeats in the Premier League and Capital One Cup, and they need to find a way of winning it.

    "To get the three points they need to stop the Hammers and, if they succeed, then I also suspect this game will be a pretty dour affair."

    Lawro's prediction: 1-0

    Read more of Lawro's predictions on the BBC Sport website.

  25. Post update

    Norwich 2-0 Bolton

    Neil Lennon

    Former Bolton striker Kevin Davies: Jerome banging the goals in! Opinions on zonal marking? Encouraged to do it on coaching courses, but not sure I'm a fan.

  26. GOAL

    Norwich 2-0 Bolton - Cameron Jerome (61 mins)

    Cameron Jerome

    It's Cameron Jerome again. The big striker leaps high above the Bolton defence to meet Gary O'Neil's corner and head home. Thoroughly deserved for Norwich who have been better than Bolton in every department.

  27. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Jimmy Daintith: Norwich have quality wingers in Redmond and Murphy and decent strikers in Lafferty and Jerome. Amazed we haven't won in five.


    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    How did that stay out? Norwich come within a whisker of doubling their lead as danger man Nathan Redmond plays a delightful one-two inside the Bolton area before firing towards the net from an angle only for Andy Lonergan to deflect on to a post.

  29. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Great defending by Michael Turner as he intercepts Darren Pratley's low cross before Jermaine Beckford can stab home from inside the six-yard area. That was a real moment of danger for the hosts.

  30. Post update

    Chelsea v QPR (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    "Unusually for Chelsea, they retreated in the last 10 minutes of their draw at Old Trafford on Sunday and let Manchester United back into the game.

    "Normally, a Jose Mourinho side would keep pressing the opposition and, if they had done that, I think they would have won.

    "I cannot imagine victory being in doubt for too long against QPR, though. Yes, it is a derby but there is a gulf between the two teams - of mentality, not just ability."

    Lawro's prediction: 3-0

    Read more of Lawro's predictions on the BBC Sport website.

  31. Post update

    Chelsea v QPR (15:00 GMT)

    Robbie Fowler

    Former Liverpool, Leeds and England striker

    Petr Cech

    "Petr Cech hasn't thrown his dummies out of the pram since Thibaut Courtois was made Chelsea number one and fair play to him for that. He's been true to himself. He deserves to be a number one goalkeeper but he also wants what is best for his current club. When I first got into the Liverpool side, Ian Rush was the master. He could have gone the other way and said he wasn't interested in helping me, but he used to take me aside and talk me through games. He was brilliant towards me."

  32. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Nathan Redmond is allowed to embark on another surging run and Bolton keeper Andy Lonergan has to be on his toes to tip his curling cross over the bar. Norwich looking to kill this off early.


    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Neil Lennon looks on

    Bolton need to step up if they are to haul themselves back into this and Neil Lennon has made his first change. And it's a big one. Skipper Jay Spearing has been replaced at the start of the second half by Liam Trotter. Penny for Spearing's thoughts?

  34. KICK-OFF

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Back under way at Carrow Road.

  35. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Former Norwich forward Darren Huckerby: Decent first-half, need to kill the game now.

  36. League Two


    Halloween is turning into fright night for Morecambe as Accrington lead their Lancashire rivals 2-0 at half-time in League Two. They'll be dancing on the top of nearby Pendle Hill if the score stays like that.

  37. Post update

    Hull v Southampton (15;00 GMT, Saturday)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    "Southampton have been brilliant of late, but their run has to end somewhere, and I think it will be the KC Stadium. I like the fact Hull do not roll over for anyone and, even when they are hit by injuries, they are always feisty.

    "I put that down to Tigers boss Steve Bruce. Behind Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, he is the best man-manager in the Premier League."

    Lawro's prediction: 2-1

    Read more of Lawro's predictions on the BBC Sport website.

  38. Post update

    Hull v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen on Graziano Pelle: "I remember when he first came to Holland at AZ, and he didn't do anything. He went away and Ronald Koeman brought him back to Feyenoord and something worked for him. He is also the best looking player in the Premier League now!"

  39. Post update

    Hull v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    Robbie Fowler

    Former Liverpool, Leeds and England striker

    Graziano Pelle

    "I am surprised how well Graziano Pelle has done. If you think of the history of strikers coming from Holland, you can count on one finger (who has scored lots of goals). Ruud van Nistelrooy is the only one who has been brilliant and scored goals. Dirk Kuyt was a good player but didn't have the greatest scoring record. Then you think about players like Mateja Kezman and Afonso Alves. Graziano Pelle is a big lump and a handful."

    It was pointed out to Fowler shortly after that Luis Suarez joined Liverpool from the Dutch league.

  40. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    So far so good for Norwich who will go level on points with Derby, Watford and Wolves at the top of the Championship if the score stays like this. I'll be surprised if it does. Unless Bolton improve, Norwich will win by a more handsome margin.


    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

  42. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    They're queuing up to shoot at Bolton's net. Matt Mills is caught out and Gary O'Neil fires horribly wide. Bolton will be glad to get into the dressing room trailing by just one goal.

  43. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Norwich finishing the half with a flourish. Nathan Redmond cuts inside from the right but pulls his left-footed shot wide of Andy Lonergan's post. Then Jonny Howson lets fly with a first time attempt that flashes just wide. The Canaries don't look like a team on a worrying win-less run.

  44. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Gary O'Neil makes a tackle

    Bolton need to make their set-pieces count. They fail to test John Ruddy again when they are awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Norwich area after Mark Davies is hacked down by Gary O'Neil. The Canaries player is booked for the foul. This is too comfortable for the hosts.

  45. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Worried faces on the Norwich bench as goalscorer Cameron Jerome lands heavily following a challenge with Dorian Dervite. The striker winces in pain as he hobbles off but is greeted by loud cheers as he returns to the pitch.

  46. Post update

    Aston Villa v Tottenham (16:00 GMT, Sunday)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    Roberto Soldado looks on

    "Tottenham lost their way badly in the second half of their defeat by Newcastle last week.

    "Not only did they let a 1-0 half-time lead slip, they failed to create any further chances and the Magpies did not have to play particularly well to win.

    "I look at Spurs and think it is easy to upset them and stop them from playing. But they are up against a Villa side who have lost five in a row and haven't scored in any of those games - and I don't really feel I can pick either of these teams to win a game at the moment."

    Lawro's prediction: 1-1

    Read more of Lawro's predictions on the BBC Sport website.

  47. Post update

    Aston Villa v Tottenham (16:00 GMT, Sunday)

    Ex-Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen: "I feel a little bit for Paul Lambert. They had a great start to the season, but now he finds himself in the sort of situation Alan Pardew was in a few weeks ago."

  48. What happened to battling Villa?

    Aston Villa v Tottenham (16:00 GMT, Sunday)

    Times football writer Rory Smith: "Aston Villa are good on the counter, but once they concede they are done. To go to QPR and not land a glove on them is a worry for Villa."

  49. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Jay Spearing has his sleeves rolled up and the bit between his teeth. He tries to tee-up Oscar Threlkeld with a long pass into the Norwich penalty area but the ball is too long. Canaries keeper John Ruddy is leading a charmed life.

  50. Post update

    Arsenal v Burnley (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    Arsene Wenger

    "Arsenal are not in red-hot form or anything like that - they have limped over the line to get results in recent weeks and were pretty much gifted their win by Sunderland last time out.

    "That is a positive thing because you could argue they got their reward for putting teams under pressure - and I do not see them having to work too hard for the three points on Saturday.

    "There is actually a lot to like about the Clarets, who are full of energy and well-coached but, as the weeks go by, the gulf in class seems to get bigger."

    Lawro's prediction: 3-0

    Read more Lawro's predictions on the BBC Sport website.

  51. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    So close for Norwich. Martin Olsson drills a low cross across the six-yard area but Jonny Howson is unable to connect. Bolton breathe again. The faintest of touches and that would have been 2-0.

  52. Post update

    Newcastle v Liverpool (12:45 GMT, Saturday)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    "Newcastle are a team in form and, all of a sudden, Magpies boss Alan Pardew apparently knows what he is doing again. Could it actually be the case that Pardew was not so bad in the first place?

    "Liverpool have had their own problems, which are not over despite the Reds getting out of jail with that late turnaround to beat Swansea in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday. Everybody seems fascinated by what Mario Balotelli does but that is not helping Liverpool.

    "Surely the focus should be on getting the whole team to play better?"

    Lawro's prediction: 1-1

    Read more Lawro's predictions on the BBC Sport website.

  53. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Another chance for Norwich as Kyle Lafferty cuts in from the left before unleashing a stinging drive which Andy Lonergan gathers at the second attempt. The hosts are looking comfortable.

  54. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    Neil Lennon is slouched in his seat in the dug out. His Bolton side are struggling to contain the high-flying Canaries. Dorian Dervite produces a great block to deny Steven Whittaker's goal-bound strike before the Norwich man tests the keeper from distance.

  55. Post update

    Lawro's predictions

    Rachel Riley

    Meet Mark Lawrenson's opponent in this week's Lawro's predictions.

    Rachel Riley is better known for her love of Maths of the Day rather than Match of the Day - she is the numbers expert on the long-running Channel Four show Countdown.

    But the Oxford University mathematics graduate actually knows her football as well as her figures and was brought up as a Manchester United fan - starting with a United babygrow and teddy bear when she was born - because her dad is from Salford.

    So how does Rachel think United will do in Sunday's derby at Manchester City? Her prediction might just surprise you...

    Read Rachel's and Lawro's Premier League predictions on the BBC Sport website.

  56. Post update

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton

    That's seven goals in 11 Championship games for Cameron Jerome since arriving from Stoke in the summer. The 28-year-old showed great composure before finding the net with a low shot. Terrific finish at this level.

  57. GOAL

    Norwich 1-0 Bolton - Cameron Jerome (12 mins)

    Norwich a team feeling the heat? The Canaries are off to a flyer as former Stoke striker Cameron Jerome shows some Premier League class by nodding Martin Olsson's long ball down to Jonny Howson before collecting the return pass and slotting home.

  58. Could Gerrard leave Liverpool?

    Newcastle v Liverpool (12:45 GMT, Saturday)

    Robbie Fowler

    Former Liverpool, Leeds and England striker

    Steven Gerrard

    "If Steven said it, we'll take it on board. Speaking from a selfish point of view, I love Steven Gerrard and I'd love him to stay at Liverpool. It's like Ryan Giggs at Manchester United - players come into the club and are instantly lifted by seeing Gerrard. He might not be as good as he used to be - like Giggs - but he's still a class act. The common consensus is that he will go abroad if he did leave Anfield, but if he did become available I think clubs in the Premier League would want him. He's still that good a player."

  59. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Bolton

    Bolton-born Oscar Threlkeld is making his first start of the season for the Trotters and the 20-year-old has already made a couple of vital blocks. Norwich are starting to stir. Alexander Tettey lets fly from 25-yards and his effort only narrowly flies wide.

  60. Post update

    BBC FA Cup coverage

    FA Cup

    This time next week we will be building up to the FA Cup first round tie between non-League Warrington Town and League Two Exeter City.

    Dan Walker will host Match of the Day Live from Warrington's Cantilever Park on Friday, 7 November from 19:30 GMT.

    BBC Sport's first FA Cup trail of the season is aired for the first time on national television in a few minutes. Watch it ahead of EastEnders at 19:59 GMT on BBC One.

  61. Post update

    Norwich 0-0 Bolton

    Confident start by Bolton as Darren Pratley first sees a strike blocked before firing straight at John Ruddy. It is pretty quiet at Carrow Road with Norwich still to settle.

  62. Post update

    Newcastle v Liverpool (12:45 GMT, Saturday)

    Robbie Fowler

    Former Liverpool, Leeds and England striker

    "Liverpool have been very hit and miss. It's not as bad as some people make out, though. They have not set the standards they set last season, and Luis Suarez is a miss. But it's not all doom and gloom. They have won one more game than Manchester United and Arsenal, for example."

  63. KICK-OFF

    Norwich 0-0 Bolton

    Off we go after an impeccable minute's silence in Norwich's final home game before Remembrance Sunday.

  64. What the managers say

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Bolton manager Neil Lennon on Sky Sports: "This is as stern a test you can face in the Championship with the squad Norwich have. But my players are relishing this."

  65. Post update

    Newcastle v Liverpool (12:45 GMT, Saturday)

    Times football writer Rory Smith: "Alan Pardew has done a really good job in difficult circumstances. It does go in spurts for Newcastle and it's not really obvious what triggers those good or bad patches."

  66. What the managers say

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Norwich City manager Neil Adams on Sky Sports: "In most games we've played well but we have to turn chances into goals. If we win then we go level on points at the top. We will deserve that."

  67. Fright night

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Five minutes until kick-off. Carrow Road is filling nicely. Another 20,000-plus crowd pouring in and some are even dressed in fancy dress Halloween outfits. But will it be Norwich or Bolton who turn in a monster performance?

  68. Post update

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson, O'Neil, Tettey, Redmond, Howson, Lafferty, Jerome. Subs: Cuellar, Johnson, Grabban, Hooper, Miquel, Josh Murphy, Rudd.

    Bolton: Lonergan, Threlkeld, Dervite, Mills, Ream, Danns, Spearing, Mark Davies, Pratley, Lee, Beckford. Subs: Moxey, Mason, Clayton, Kenny, Trotter, Vela, Craig Davies.

    Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

  69. Post update

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Former Bolton player Fabrice Muamba: Bolton boys have got nothing to fear against this Norwich side. Mark Davies and Lee Chung-yong get the ball and just run at them boys!

  70. 'Let's be 'aving you'

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Delia Smith

    Think of Delia Smith and images of sumptuous food come to well as that infamous 'Let's be 'aving you?' half-time outburst on the Carrow Road pitch.

    It is almost 10 years ago that the celebrity cook, during her side's 3-2 defeat to Manchester City, yelled into the public address system: "This is a message for possibly the best supporters in the world. We need a 12th man. Where are you? Where are you?"

    Now aged 73, Delia is as passionate about Norwich as she was back then in February 2005. Last week the club's majority shareholder joined fans for a swift half in a pub ahead of the goalless draw away to Sheffield Wednesday. Will she be cracking open the champagne later if the Canaries overcome Bolton?

  71. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Joel McCroy Ejike: I still remember vividly when Bolton Wanderers paraded the likes of Okocha, Campo, Speed, Gardener, Diouf and Wilshere.

    Lion of Vienna Suite: Neil Lennon's super white army taking on Norwich - quietly confident given our good form and their poor run.

  72. From Champions League to relegation scrap

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Bolton manager Neil Lennon

    Twelve months ago Neil Lennon was preparing Celtic for a Champions League game against Ajax. Now the 43-year-old finds himself in a Championship relegation scrap.

    Yet the Trotters have responded well to the former Northern Ireland international's arrival, with Bolton winning two out of three games since his appointment earlier this month.

    A win at Carrow Road and Bolton, in their third season outside of the top-flight, will climb out of the relegation zone ahead of back-to-back home game with Cardiff and Wigan. "Bolton are hurting with the situation the club finds itself in," says Lennon. "They have entrusted me to change that."

  73. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Merits of Friday night football

    Bluenose: Any Friday night game should be limited to two hour travelling distance so fans don't need to take a day off work.

    Jamie Nisbet: I think there should be a Premier League fixture every Friday. Would be a sell-out every week.

  74. Closing in on a landmark

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Jay Spearing

    Remember Jay Spearing zipping around Anfield as an enthusiastic teenager for Liverpool? Well, Spearing is 25 now and closing in on a milestone for Bolton. The Trotters skipper makes his 97th league appearance for the club this evening since originally joining on loan from Liverpool at the end of August 2012.

  75. Post update

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Norwich boss Neil Adams reacts to last week's goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday by making three changes. Out go Bradley Johnson, Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe and Lewis Grabban. In come Gary O'Neil, Nathan Redmond and Kyle Lafferty.

    Norwich: Ruddy; Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson; O'Neil, Tettey, Redmond, Howson, Lafferty, Jerome. Subs: Rudd, Cuellar, Johnson, Grabban, Hooper, Miquel, Josh Murphy.

    Bolton make two changes to the team that overcame Brentford 3-1 last time out. Kevin McNaughton and Joe Mason make way for Oscar Threlkeld and Mark Davies.

    Bolton: Lonergan, Threlkeld, Mills, Dervite, Ream, Spearing, M Davies, Danns, Pratley, Chung-yong, Beckford. Subs: Kenny, Mason, Clayton, Trotter, Vela, C Davies, Moxey.

  76. Post update

    Man City v Man Utd (13:30 GMT, Sunday)

    Times football writer Rory Smith: "I think the pressure is more on City. There is something strange about them this season. It would seem like their sum is less than their parts. We now have a strong Chelsea, so City need to be better than they were last season."

  77. Post update

    Man City v Man Utd (13:30 GMT, Sunday)

    Ex-Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen: "There is something lacklustre about the City team which I can't put my finger on. David Silva not playing on Sunday is a big blow because he is the man who really links them and gives them momentum."

  78. Post update

    Man City v Man Utd (13:30 GMT, Sunday)

    Robbie Fowler

    Former Liverpool, Leeds and England striker

    "Chelsea play QPR and you would expect them to get three points, so Manchester City are desperate to get three points to stay in touch. A lot of people are saying the pressure is on Man City, but I disagree. I think it's on Manchester United. It's almost two years since they beat City."

  79. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Do you agree with Robbie Savage? Is Manuel Pellegrini's position at Manchester City under threat if they lose at home to Manchester United on Sunday?

    Tweet #bbcfootball, post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page or text 81111 (UK only)

  80. Post update

    Man City v Man Utd (13:30 GMT, Sunday)

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

    Of course it is not just in the Championship where managers are under pressure.

    Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage, writing in his regular BBC Sport column, says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini could be under pressure if they lose Sunday's derby at home to Manchester United.

    "If they don't get three points against United then, with their hopes of Champions League progress also in the balance, there could be serious questions asked about Pellegrini's future for the first time since he arrived in English football in the summer of 2013," writes Savage.

    Read more of Savage on Pellegrini on the BBC Sport website.

  81. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kulvinder Kaur Johal: Spread the matches Friday to Monday. Great idea. There are enough good teams to go about!

    Are you a fan of Friday night football or do you prefer the more traditional 15:00 GMT Saturday kick-off?

  82. Sack race

    Brighton manager Sami Hyypia

    Managing in the Championship is brutal. Just ask the likes of Mark Robins, who parted company with Huddersfield just hours after their 4-0 home defeat to Bournemouth - one game into the campaign.

    So, who else is feeling the heat ahead of the weekend?

    Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia, only appointed Brighton & Hove Albion boss in June, has gone 10 league games without a win. His side are at in-form Bournemouth on Saturday.

    And what about Stuart Pearce? It already seems a long time ago since his Nottingham Forest side spent a month at the top of the table. Former England Under-21 manager Pearce takes his team to Huddersfield seeking a first win in eight league games.

    Read why the Championship is the most dangerous place to be a manager on the BBC Sport website.

  83. Post update

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    If Neil Adams is feeling the heat then he's certainly not letting on.

    The man promoted from Norwich youth coach to first-team manager at Carrow Road when Chris Hughton was sacked in April is keeping calm despite seeing his side pick up just three points from the last 15 available.

    "The players aren't stupid - they know they're playing well enough to win games, as we've said many, many times," Adams said. "They're as desperate as we all are to turn those performances into winning games, as we feel they merit."

    For the record, you have to go back to 26 August to the last time Norwich won in front of their own fans.

  84. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    So, Darren Huckerby is unsure about games being played on a Friday night. Europe's top leagues have matches on a Friday, while clubs living in the shadows of Manchester United and Liverpool always used to play on a Friday in an effort to attract bigger crowds. Are you a fan of Friday night action or are you a traditionalist and prefer the 15:00 GMT kick-off on a Saturday? Tweet #bbcfootball, post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page or text 81111 (UK only).

  85. Radio, radio

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Rene Meulensteen

    As well as all the action from Carrow Road, we'll be bringing you lots of football chat ahead of another intriguing weekend of Premier League action.

    The highlight is Sunday's Manchester derby as champions City entertain United. Former United assistant and ex-Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen previews the weekend's games on BBC Radio 5 live Sport from 19:00 GMT. In addition, ex-Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler also joins presenter Mark Chapman, along with Times football journalist Rory Smith.

    A truly first-class line-up.

  86. Post update

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Former Norwich forward Darren Huckerby: Not sure I like Friday games but it is what it is, big night for Norwich to try to get back to winning ways.

  87. Post update

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Norwich v Bolton

    Norwich City: Larger than expected crowd tonight - it's going to be lively.

  88. Post update

    Norwich v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Want to know how crazy the Championship is?

    Neil Adams has only been in charge at Carrow Road since April yet he is already the 13th longest-serving boss at this level.

    Want to know what else is crazy about the Championship?

    Norwich can go top if they overcome Bolton Wanderers by a handsome margin. Yet another draw or a defeat and it will be six matches without a win for the Canaries, and Adams will head into November a man feeling the heat.

  89. The pressure is already building

    Norwich City manager Neil Adams

    Fourteen matches into the Championship season and the scramble to win promotion to the Premier League has already resulted in a catalogue of managerial casualties.

    November is not yet here but there have already been eleven changes in the second tier since the start of the campaign.

    In the past few days alone Birmingham, Leeds United and Blackpool have parted company with their bosses. And there are more managers looking over their shoulders this weekend.

    Neil Adams, whose Norwich side are without a win five games, needs three points. Quickly.