RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Wolves vs. Norwich City Venue: Molineux Kick off: 3PMWolverhampton Wanderers play host to Norwich City this afternoon looking to end their three-match winless streak in the Premier League. The Canaries head into today’s match sitting eight points adrift of safety, putting the pressure on Daniel Farke’s side to push for victory at Molineux. After two games without troubling the scoresheet, Wolves looked back to their brilliant best on Thursday night as they thrashed Espanyol by a 4-0 scoreline in the Europa League. However, with the Spanish outfit resting the majority of their preferred XI, the onus remains on Wolves to prove that they replicate that ruthlessness against teams in the Premier League. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have had a tough run in the top flight, playing Liverpool, Manchester United and Leicester City in successive matches, but the Portuguese will now hope that Wolves can capitalise on their upcoming fixtures. Diogo Jota netted his second European hat-trick in a row on Thursday night, although you have to go all the way back to December 8 for the attacker’s last contribution on the domestic scene. Nevertheless, with Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence providing extra competition for places, Jota may benefit from feeling the need to raise his game during the closing months of the campaign. While Norwich make the trip to the West Midlands cut adrift at the bottom of the table, the Canaries have shown improvements over their last five matches in all competitions. As well as reaching the FA Cup fifth round, Norwich have kept two clean sheets from four attempts, only conceding goals during narrow defeats to Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool respectively. In their most recent outing against the latter, Norwich regularly troubled the league leaders, and Farke will feel that his side are heading in the right direction, regardless of their lowly standing. Although Norwich have not scored a goal from open play in the first half of a Premier League contest since New Year’s Day, they are facing opponents who have made a habit of conceding the first goal in matches throughout this season. Wolves possible XI: Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez, Jota. Norwich City possible XI: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Lewis, Tettey, McClean, Buendia, Duda, Cantwell, Pukki.Tags: Daniel FarkeEspanyolLiverpoolMolineaux StadiumNorwich CityNuno Espirito SantoPremier League
Queen Ifrica has ceremoniously cataplulted to her throne at the top of the Billboard Reggae chart, as her latest studio album “Climb” debuted at #1 this week.The recently released album has been receiving positive reviews and marks the first time a female has risen to the top of the Billboard Reggae Charts in almost five years.The controversial but hard-hitting Reggae songstress employed a shrewd marketing ploy when she boosted her album sales with an in-store/acoustic performance event at VP Records’ Florida location.The album has also climbed up the charts due to a favorable response from an online audience who has been supporting sales with digital album downloads.After a six year hiatus, Queen Ifrika returned to active recording and performances with a renewed gusto and has underlined her status of one of Reggae foremost female voices of the millennium and beyond.
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