Prime minister David Cameron backs Norwich City to win at Sunderland, as he is a fan of Delia Smith

Prime minister David Cameron, pictured with Eastern Daily Press editor Nigel Pickover during a recent visit to Wells...

Prime minister David Cameron, pictured with Eastern Daily Press editor Nigel Pickover during a recent visit to Wells following flood damage, has backed Norwich City to win 2-0 at Sunderland as he is a fan of Delia Smith. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Prime minister David Cameron is backing Norwich City to win at Sunderland tomorrow - after admitting he is a fan of the Canaries' joint majority shareholder Delia Smith.

Mr Cameron had been asked to go up against Football Focus pundit Mark Lawrenson in the BBC One programme's weekly football predictions competition.

The prime minister was speaking from Camp Bastion, in Afghanistan, to launch a new football partnership to develop the league system in the war-torn country.

He predicted the Canaries will win 2-0 at the Stadium of Light, but admitted his method of predicting the results was rather unorthodox.

Mr Cameron said Delia's cookery books were 'brilliant' before saying: 'I quite like Norwich, bit of a Delia Smith fan, so let's give this one to Norwich.'


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He also backed West Ham to win 2-1 at Manchester United, because of his friendship with Hammers director Karen Brady, who recently accompanied him on a major business trip to China.

The Scunthorpe family connections of his wife, Samantha, also saw the PM back Hull to win 1-0 at West Brom.

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Mr Cameron, an Aston Villa fan who backed his side to win 2-0 at Stoke, said of his prediction method being based around women: 'If you don't know much about football you've got to go with something haven't you?'

Football Focus will be broadcast at midday tomorrow.

The PM's predictions in full:

Liverpool 2 Cardiff City 0

Crystal Palace 1 Newcastle United 2

Fulham 0 Manchester City 3

Manchester United 1 West Ham 2

Stoke City 0 Aston Villa 2

Sunderland 0 Norwich City 2

West Brom 0 Hull City 1

Southampton 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1

Swansea City 3 Everton 0

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 2

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