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By Caroline Kingdon

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    We expected an open game, which we got - but we also expected goals, which we didn't get.

    It's only Bournemouth's ninth goalless draw in four-and-a-bit years in the Premier League.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    While Bournemouth would love a late winner, Eddie Howe is pretty much out of game-changing attacking options for the last few minutes. The five remaining Bournemouth substitutes are three defenders, a defensive midfielder and a goalkeeper.

    Norwich's Teemu Pukki, meanwhile, has taken one for the team - chasing back to bring down Adam Smith at the cost of a yellow card to stop a dangerous Cherries break.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    A ripple of applause as Philip Billing is announced as the sponsors' man of the match. Norwich look like they're preparing one last change...

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    Norwich's Max Aarons could possibly do with a loan spell at RADA. Having gone down clutching his leg, realising he was over the byeline and off the pitch and referee Lee Mason was about to restart play, he rolled back onto the field... and then when Mason clearly wasn't fooled, he sprinted back to his right-back position.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    When asked, Joshua King insisted he was a "team player", despite being asked to operate on the left wing in recent games, rather than his preferred central striking role.

    He now has just under half-an-hour, up top against his fellow Norway international Alex Tettey. But of today's Nordic contingent, including the Dane Philip Billing, it's Finland's Teemu Pukki who has shone brightest.

    And the continental flavour of the game increases with the arrival of Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma off the bench.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    This season's new laws state that a substituted player "must leave by the nearest point on the boundary line unless the referee indicates that the player may leave directly and immediately at the halfway line or another point (eg for safety/security or injury)".

    In this instance, referee Lee Mason allowed Ben Godfrey to leave the field by walking slowly to the right-hand touchline rather than the "nearest point" (by the goal). While his safety and security did not appear to be under threat, the speed (or lack of it) with which he left the field, while Norwich readied their sub, drew the ire of the home fans.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    Neither of these sides has kept a clean sheet in the Premier League season. Surely we can't be on for a goalless draw here?

    Tim Krul has been the busier of the two keepers, but despite some good build-up play at times, neither side has found a clinical edge in attack so far.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    Harry Wilson may have fluffed the chance to enact the perfect revenge with that free-kick, but he's been boosted by the return of Adam Smith playing behind him at right-back. The ex-Tottenham man, back after a hamstring injury which had kept him out since the end of August, has been lively in this first half, often stepping forward to link the play and create openings in attack.

    Smith's seen plenty of the ball - which may, or may not, be a reason Norwich's wide attackers Todd Cantwell and Emiliano Buendia have switched flanks, with the latter now on the Norwich right.

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    "On the ball, City", is a familiar refrain from the yellow-clad away fans who've travelled down from Norfolk. Certainly they've outsung the hosts so far.

    The visitors are getting into the game more and more, and committing men forward - but might Bournemouth seek to utilise the pace of Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser to hit them on the break?

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    Useless fact of the day: Bournemouth v Norwich is only the second Premier League fixture ever to take place (the first being Norwich v Ipswich) between two teams who play in counties that do not contain any motorways.

    And apart from a Norwich corner which was eventually cleared, it's been largely one-way traffic so far...

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    Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    The weather's mild enough here that you'd have trouble convincing anyone that it's mid-October and the clocks go back next weekend.

    The odd darkish cloud drifts by overhead, but the sun's out - the floodlights are on, but barely required. The only man appearing to feel the cold is Norwich boss Daniel Farke, who's pacing the technical area in a long black coat, hands in pockets.

  12. Can Canaries take heart from Cherries?

    Bournemouth v Norwich (15:00 BST)

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    Norwich's early-season struggles - primarily in defence and since promotion to the Premier League were laid bare this week by their former striker Chris Sutton, analysing the Canaries for BBC Radio 5 Live - and describing them as "sitting ducks".

    But City can perhaps take heart from today's opponents Bournemouth. Four years ago this weekend, the Cherries were Premier League new boys, taking a 5-1 hiding at Manchester City and going on to win only two of their first 14 top-flight games.

    With a catalogue of serious injuries to the likes of Callum Wilson and Tyrone Mings, and pundits demanding he change to a more direct or defensive style, Eddie Howe stuck to his guns, rallied his injury-hit troops and kept the Cherries up. Norwich will hope Daniel Farke can do the same.

  13. A foot in both camps

    Bournemouth v Norwich (15:00 BST)

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    Visiting fans today will notice a familiar name as they walk round towards their turnstiles in the East Stand. Striker Ted MacDougall scored 51 league goals in 112 appearances for Norwich and was the old First Division's top scorer in 1975-76 - but was even more prolific in Bournemouth colours (119 in 198 games across two spells). The South Stand here was named after him in 2013.

    Ted MacDougall Stand
  14. The name's Bond...

    Bournemouth v Norwich (15:00 BST)

    Mark Mitchener

    BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

    Despite not meeting in league football between 1960 and 2014, Bournemouth and Norwich have plenty of shared history in the intervening time - primarily the Bond family, who feature heavily in today's match programme.

    John Bond managed the Cherries between 1970 and 1973, modernising the club to the extent of changing its name from Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic to the continental-sounding AFC Bournemouth, and introducing the red and black striped shirts - an AC Milan homage - that are now synonymous with the Dorset club. He took Bournemouth to the brink of the second tier for the first time.

    But there was acrimony when he left to manage Norwich - and soon recruited half-a-dozen of Bournemouth's best players, leaving a bitter taste among many of the fans he left behind. He died in 2012, aged 79.

    His son Kevin Bond, then an apprentice at Dean Court, followed his father to Norwich - and later played for and managed Bournemouth himself, handing Eddie Howe his first coaching job.

    Bournemouth match programme
    Image caption: Two generations of Bonds have managed Bournemouth
  15. Leaky Canaries

    Bournemouth v Norwich (15:00 BST)

    Norwich could equal their longest away losing streak from the beginning of a top-flight season: five in 1980-81.

    Their solitary away goal this season is Teemu Pukki's consolation strike against Liverpool on the opening weekend.

    They could concede two goals or more for a seventh consecutive league game. That last happened to them in April 1985.

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  16. 'Potential high-scoring encounter'

    Bournemouth v Norwich (15:00 BST)

    John Roder

    Match of the Day commentator

    We often hear managers say they are looking for a reaction from their team after a heavy defeat.

    That's certainly what Daniel Farke will be hoping for after Norwich's 5-1 loss at home to Aston Villa.

    Callum Wilson, Josh King and Teemu Pukki will be anticipating multiple chances to come their way, as Bournemouth and Norwich are the only Premier League sides not to record a clean sheet so far this season.

    This has the potential to be an exciting high-scoring encounter.