MATCHDAY: Fulham 1 Norwich City 1 – Reaction and discussion from Craven Cottage
PUBLISHED: 16:24 05 August 2017 | UPDATED: 18:44 05 August 2017
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Norwich City kick-off their 2017-18 EFL Championship campaign with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage thanks to a late equaliser from Nelson Oliveira.
Our Canaries correspondents Paddy Davitt, Michael Bailey and David Freezer have been following the Canaries at Craven Cottage to bring you all the action, speculation and talking points before, during and after the second-tier clash in west London.
The game marked the start of Norwich’s competitive era under new head coach Daniel Farke following a summer of change at Carrow Road.
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The Canaries were unbeaten throughout their eight-game pre-season programme – but are set to be without Timm Klose and Alex Pritchard for their opening clash with Fulham.
A number of other first-team stars are unlikely to start due to pre-season knocks picked up in the lead-up to Saturday’s game.
Following the start to City’s Championship campaign, they welcome League Two Swindon Town to Carrow Road on Tuesday night, in their Carabao League Cup first round tie – before relegated Sunderland visit for City’s opening home league game of the campaign.