Roberto Mancini has no fresh injury concerns, though Kolarov, Nasri, Clichy and Balotelli are all still doubtful.
The Italian is, however, likely to make changes after the defeat to Sunderland, with Barry, Dzeko and Lescott all in contention to start.
Tevez may drop to the bench, with Javi Garcia and James Milner perhaps also likely to miss out depending on the fitness of a number of players.
Manchester City have won each of their last 3 matches against Norwich, scoring 14 goals in the process, though they have never kept a clean sheet in the Premier League against the Canaries.
After an impressive defensive run Norwich have now conceded in each of their last 7 games and though Mark Bunn has deputised well in his absence, Hughton will be keen to have John Ruddy back available in the New Year.
City must bounce back from defeat in midweek if they are to sustain their title challenge having fallen 7 points behind United, so a win here is imperative.
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