Defender Andy Wilkinson returned to the defence in place of Republic of Ireland international Marc Wilson, who had suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury in the victory over Queens Park Rangers a week earlier.
Winger Matthew Etherington was declared fit and returned to the bench after a two-match lay-off with a back problem.
Norwich were without central defender Michael Turner, who was ruled out with a groin problem he sustained in the Reading match.
City: Begovic, Shotton, Shawcross, Huth, Wilkinson, Jerome, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Cameron, Jones, Owen, Whitehead, Kightly, Etherington.
Norwich: Bunn, Martin, Bassong, Bennett R, Whittaker, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Tettey, Kamara, Holt. Subs: Camp, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Bennett E, Garrido, Becchio, Barnett.