Premier League Sunday Team News

All the team news prior to the two Barclays Premier League games on Sunday.

Football News: Manchester United.

Wolves (19) vs Man Utd (1)

Wolves caretaker manager Terry Connor has no fresh injury problems. Midfielder Karl Henry hopes to return from his hamstring injury for next week's match at Norwich, while Connor has to decide whether to recall skipper Roger Johnson, with Wolves having leaked nine goals in three games since he dropped the defender.

United hope Wayne Rooney shrugs off the knock suffered during the Europa League loss to Athletic Bilbao. The striker stayed down following a challenge by Jon Aurtenetxe, although he was able to complete the game and score. Paul Scholes is set to return in midfield and Phil Jones hopes to have recovered from flu.

Last season: Wolves 2 Man Utd 1, Man Utd 2 Wolves 1.

Last five league matches: Wolves W L D L L; Man Utd D W W W W.

Top scorers (all competitions): Steven Fletcher (Wolves) 10; Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) 27.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire).

Newcastle (6) vs Norwich (12)

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will check the fitness of Cheick Tiote and Danny Simpson. Midfielder Tiote picked up a hamstring problem in Monday's defeat at Arsenal, while full-back Simpson suffered an adductor strain in the same game. Peter Lovenkrands (thigh) and fellow long-term absentees Leon Best and Sammy Ameobi (both knee), Steven Taylor (Achilles) and Sylvain Marveaux (groin) are still missing.

Norwich expect to have midfielder Jonny Howson available again after illness but defenders Daniel Ayala (hamstring) and Marc Tierney (groin) are still recovering full match fitness and striker James Vaughan (hamstring) is another still unavailable for first-team selection.

Last season: No corresponding fixture.

Last five league matches: Newcastle W L D D L; Norwich W W L L D.

Top scorers (all competitions): Demba Ba (Newcastle) 16; Grant Holt (Norwich) 12.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire).



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