PROMOTION LIVE: Cherries and red card ruin City's party

Dimitris Giannoulis of Norwich is sent off by Referee Graham Scott for a foul on Ben Pearson of Bour

Dimitris Giannoulis of Norwich is sent off by Referee Graham Scott for a foul on Ben Pearson of Bournemouth during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Champagne and beers were flowing as all connected with Norwich City celebrated promotion but the players' day was spoiled by a 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth.

Draws for Swansea and Brentford earlier this afternoon sealed City's return to the Premier League, which had been looking inevitable after 11 wins in an unbeaten run of 13 matches.

Bournemouth arriveD with plenty to play for, sitting fifth after a five-game winning streak, with a four-point cushion to Reading in seventh.

It's a big opportunity for the Canaries as well though, as victory would move them 11 points clear of title rivals Watford with four games remaining.

The Hornets slipped to a 1-0 loss at Luton this afternoon and head to Carrow Road on Tuesday for a match which would see City claim the trophy if they are victorious.

- You can follow all the match action, analysis and reaction in the live blog above

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus