Manchester United v Watford, Wolves v Norwich: clockwatch – live!

23 February 2020 01:00
Premier League updates from the 2pm GMT kick-offsAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet him @benfisherj 12.50pm GMT Welcome to the Odion Ighalo and John Ruddy derbies. Manchester United can snatch back fifth spot with victory over Watford, while Wolves could leapfrog Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side should United slip up at Old Trafford. Watford’s upturn in form has hit the buffers – they are winless in four matches – but Nigel Pearson’s side may relish the role of underdogs, as they did when they beat United in December. United have been Jekyll and Hyde under Solskjær, and finding the net has been a problem; failure to score this afternoon would mean three games without scoring at home for their first time since May 2002. “I feel that Bruno [Fernandes] and Odion coming in will get more goals in the team. That’s been lacking,” Solskjær said. “The games we’ve lost – West Ham, Burnley, Palace, Bournemouth – we’ve had chances but we haven’t scored goals.”Wolves, meanwhile, are feeling better about themselves after victory in midweek over Espanyol in the Europa League. That led Nuno Espírito Santo to declare “dreaming is for free” with some giddy Wolves supporters hopeful of going the distance in the competition, but, after a couple of days’ rest, it is back down to business at Molineux. As for Norwich, Daniel Farke’s side badly need a result to prevent them from sinking without trace. “People can write us off and say we have no chance to close the gap. But I don’t agree,” said Farke. “It is possible.” Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian