MATCHDAY LIVE: Norwich City 1-2 Sheffield United – Canaries cut open by Blades
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Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full live coverage of Norwich City’s EFL Championship reunion with faltering Sheffield United, in our Matchday Live blog from Carrow Road.
Our City correspondents Paddy Davitt, Michael Bailey and David Freezer are following the Canaries from the matchday build-up to full-time fallout.
They bring you all the action and talking points before, during and after today’s league clash with Chris Wilder’s Blades (3pm).
• Follow live updates from the match and the rest of the day as it unfolds, above
City will be fresh from their latest 120 marathon, this time in losing on penalties at Chelsea in their FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday.
However, Norwich remain unbeaten in four Championship matches as they prepare for the return fixture of the side they beat 1-0 back in September, in a controversial encounter.
Wilder and the Blades felt particularly disrespected by City turning up late to Bramall Lane and missing a pre-match meeting.
They didn’t agree with most decisions on the pitch either – leading to bottles on the pitch and arrests following violence directed at the traveling Norwich supporters after the game.
The Blades have just one win from their last 10 league outings, drawing their latest Sheffield derby with Wednesday at Bramall Lane last time out.
They now sit sixth in the table, six points ahead of Norwich. However, they did win their previous visit to East Anglia, when they knocked Ipswich out of the FA Cup earlier this month.
Following Saturday’s game, Norwich head for Brentford next Saturday (3pm) before a Jonny Howson return to Carrow Road when Middlesbrough visit the following weekend.
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