Leicester City have to settle for reduced allocation for FA Cup clash with Norwich City

Leicester City have been handed an away allocation of 2,400 tickets for Norwich's FA Cup fifth round at Carrow Road on February 18.

Foxes' officials revealed yesterday they had requested the full 15pc allocation – approximately 4,000 seats – under competition guidelines, but the reduced capacity for travelling supporters was set by Norwich City's Safety Advisory Group on the grounds of crowd safety. The Canaries yesterday declined to comment on the reduced allocation for the Foxes who have put a priority system in place to sell their away tickets, which are available from 9am today.

Tickets for Norwich City fans to watch the cup tie are now on sale to season ticket holders, super members and members.

Supporters in these groups have until the close of business tomorrow to secure their seat before they go on general sale from 10am Friday morning.

Tickets are priced at �25 adults, �15 for over 65s, �10 for under 16s and �5 for under 12s.


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Meanwhile, Leicester have been successful in their appeal against Jermaine Beckford's red card during the 1-0 defeat at Brighton, meaning the striker will be available for the FA Cup tie at Carrow Road.

Beckford was sent off in the second half of the npower Championship game on Saturday.

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After mistiming a challenge on Lewis Dunk in the 53rd minute, Beckford tapped the Brighton man on the back and exchanged words.

This led to the referee's assistant flagging and the Foxes striker being shown a straight red card by referee Andy Woolmer.

A Football Association statement read: 'Leicester City's Jermaine Beckford has had his claim for wrongful dismissal upheld. As a result, the three-match suspension handed to him has been withdrawn with immediate effect.'

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