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Nathan Redmond hangs on to the trophy following Norwich City's Sky Bet Championship play-off final success at Wembley Stadium. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Michael Bailey reports from Wembley Stadium on one of the greatest days in Norwich City’s history – where victory over Middlesbrough sent the Canaries back to the Premier League in the best way possible.

Russell Martin with the trophy at the end of the Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Re-live the best moments from Norwich City’s 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Norwich Manager Alex Neil and Norwich First Team Coach Gary Holt during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, London
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25/05/2015

After all that angst and hardship came the sweetest ecstasy on surely one of the proudest days in the illustrious history of Norwich City.

Nathan Redmond of Norwich scores his sides 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, London
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25/05/2015

The Canaries are going up! But why did they triumph at Wembley – other than the fact they scored twice and Middlesbrough failed to find the net? Sports reporter Gavin Caney gives his opinion on what key battles, moments and performances swung the shoot-out for promotion firmly in Norwich City’s favour yesterday afternoon.

The Norwich fans celebrate victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, London
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25/05/2015

Around 40,000 Norwich fans headed to Wembley on Monday to watch the Canaries get promoted.

Norwich City velebrate victory in the Championship play-off final. Picture: Simon Finlay

It’s the morning after the victorious day before for Norwich City fans as they celebrate a return to the Premier League.

There will be no civic parade following Norwich City's play-off victory. Picture: Matthew Usher.

There will be no civic parade for the triumphant Norwich City play-off winning side, Carrow Road chief executive David McNally has confirmed.

Alex Neil insisted Norwich City's Wembley triumph was a team effort. 
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Alex Neil insists Norwich City will surprise plenty in the Premier League after sealing an instant top-flight return.

Action from the Championship playoff final between Norwich City and Middlesborough - Norwich City celebrate getting to the Premiership - Delia Smith with the trophy. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It may have been said with a smile – but the sentiment was heartfelt all the same.

Alex Neil secured his second consecutive promotion in 12 months by leading Norwich City back to the Premier League .
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Alex Neil is not bothered if Norwich City’s Championship promotion success means he has finally proved the doubters wrong.

Coaches at Wembley stadium. Photo: Sanders Coaches

Rarely can people stuck behind thousands of others in a half mile-long queue for the bus have been so good-natured and cheerful.

Norwich City players savour a Championship play-off final win against Middlesbrough at Wembley. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil plans to savour Norwich City’s Championship play-off final 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at Wembley before plotting the club’s Premier League assault.

Action from the Championship playoff final between Norwich City and Middlesborough - Norwich City celebrate getting to the Premiership - Alex Neil salutes the fans. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Alex Neil joked he hoped the Premier League would let him continue as Norwich City boss as he works his way to his full Uefa Pro-Licence qualification.

Action from the Championship playoff final between Norwich City and Middlesborough - Norwich City celebrate getting to the Premiership - Alex Neil salutes the fans. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Alex Neil insists Norwich City will surprise plenty in the Premier League after sealing an instant top-flight return.

Nathan Redmond of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, London
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25/05/2015

Wembley and Nathan Redmond, with a dash of Wes Hoolahan – it was a mouthwatering prospect before events at Wembley unfolded, and a joyous spectacle for every Norwich City fan while it did.

NCFC fans return to Norwich Station from the play-off final at Wembley.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Chants of “we are Premier League” reverberated around Norwich City Train Station as fans returned home from Wembley.

NCFC fans watching the play-ff final at the Top of the Terrace at Carrow Road.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Outside the streets may have been deserted but not all of Norwich had made it down to Wembley for the day.

Fans in Brisbane watched the playoff final.

It wasn’t just fans in the city watching the playoff final between Norwich City and Middlesborough.

NCFC v Middlesbrough play off at Wembley. First goal and celebration.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Our photographers captured all the magic from Wembley on the day the Canaries returned to the Premier League.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka aims to finish the job he has started at the Riverside. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Aitor Karanka defended Middlesbrough’s bizarre late Wembley arrival and insisted it had no bearing on Norwich City’s play-off final win.

Norwich City players and staff celebrate as captain Russell Martin (centre) holds the play-off trophy aloft during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final at Wembley. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

The Canaries have beaten Middlesbrough 2:0 in the play-off final to secure a place in the Premier League next season. All the reaction from the day is here.

Nathan Redmond rifled Norwich 2-0 up in the first half of their Championship play-off final against Middlesbrough on Monday. 
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Norwich City surged back to the Premier League at the first time of asking after a magnificent 2-0 Championship play-off final win over Middlesbrough at Wembley.

NCFC fans at County Hall to get on coaches to the Wembley play-off final. 
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A good-natured queue of Norwich fans waiting to board some of the 120 coaches departing from County Hall snaked back for half a mile this morning.

Norwich manager Alex Neil will let City's top brass worry about the financial figures around Monday's play-off final against Middlesbrough/ 
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Norwich City Alex Neil insists the massive financial windfall at stake in Monday’s Championship play-off final against Middlesbrough does not enter the equation.

Middlesbrough Manager Aitor Karanka learned his trade at Real Madrid under Jose Mourinho. 
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Alex Neil is confident he can win the tactical battle against Aitor Karanka at Wembley.

Gary ONeil knows what it takes to win a Wembley play-off final. 
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Alex Neil craved normality in the midst of the madness that surrounded the build-up to Norwich City’s Wembley preparations.

NCFC v Middlesborough playoff at Wembley. Fans arrive early for the match. Laura Scholey and Rob Reeve.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich City fans have started at arrive at Wembley, hours before the play off final against Middlesbrough kicks off.

NCFC fans leaving Norwich Station to the Wembley play-off final. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich Station was a sea of yellow and green as hundreds of fans set off by rail to see their team take on Middlesbrough in the play off final at Wembley.

Lee Payne with his father's shirt which he will wear to Wembley. Pic: Submitted by Lee Payne.

A Norwich City fan whose father died last year will be travelling to Wembley today proudly wearing his “brilliant” dad’s Canaries shirt, so the two of them can cheer on their beloved team together.

The NCFC banner and flag at Norwich City Hall ahead of the Wembley play-off final.
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Today is the day that a near 40,000-strong green and yellow army will march on Wembley in the hope of seeing the Canaries make an instant return to English football’s top flight.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is demanding total focus from the Teessiders. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire.

Aitor Karanka admitted leading Middlesbrough to Wembley is beyond his wildest dreams ahead of Monday’s Championship play-off final against Norwich City.

Norwich City's play-off semi-final success against Ipswich will stand the Canaries in good stead for Wembley. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City’s East Anglian play-off semi-final saga against Ipswich was the perfect preparation for Wembley, according to Alex Neil.

Wembley Stadium. Photo: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

A talented teenager who has had to come to terms with losing his father this year has been given a lift after it was revealed he will be Norwich City’s mascot at Wembley.

A general view of Wembley Stadium. Photo credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Norwich City’s chief executive David McNally has warned any “so called fans” selling tickets for Monday’s play-off final showdown at Wembley will be banned from Carrow Road.

Former Norwich City midfielder Andrew Surman celebrates with Bournemouth team-mates Callum Wilson (2nd right) and Matt Richie (right), plus a fan, on their way to the Championship title.

Andrew Surman is bathing in promotion glory this summer – now he hopes his former club will join Bournemouth in the Premier League next season.

Lewis Grabban is fit and available for Norwich City's Championship play-off final at Wembley. 
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Lewis Grabban is ready to be unleashed on Middlesbrough if Alex Neil decides the striker can damage the Teessiders at Wembley.

NCFC fans queuing to get the last remaining tickets to the play-off final at Wembley. First in the queue, left to right, Matt Bennett who drove eight hours from Newquay, Cornwall, June Rudham from Norwich, David Smith from Mulbarton and Robert Gorham from Salhouse. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It was another long and anxious wait for many Norwich City fans as they queued, phoned, and kept refreshing their internet as part a last-minute scramble to get their hands on the final batch of Wembley tickets.

NCFC fan Andrew Spinks will be flying in from Dubai for the play-off final

Thousands of Canaries have been getting in a flap about how to get to Wembley.

NCFC play-off press conference. Alex Tettey. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Alex Tettey has played in some of Europe’s most famous stadiums, in both club and international football, but Monday’s play-off final will be the biggest occasion of the midfielder’s career so far.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil was in relaxed mood at Colney on Friday afternoon. 
Picture: Antony Kelly

Alex Neil’s body language conveyed no trace of any stress as the countdown to the biggest moment in his managerial career enters the final phase.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil was in the spotlight at Colney on Friday afternoon. 
Picture: Antony Kelly

Revenge is not a word in Alex Neil’s vocabulary ahead of Norwich City’s third meeting of the season against Middlesbrough in Monday’s Wembley play-off final shoot-out.

Gary Hooper, facts and figures

Reporter GAVIN CANEY looks at the dilemma facing Alex Neil now that he has all three of his main strikers available for the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Abellio Greater Anglia train. 
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Rail unions have called off a train strike planned for Bank Holiday Monday - the day of Norwich’s Wembley play-off final.

'Who, me?' An innocent-looking Freddie, sporting Norwich City colours.

When Matt Grimmer received a text from his wife telling him to phone home urgently, he knew something terrible must have happened.

Nestle has sent Nathan Redmond a good luck message ahead of the play-off final.

His sweet strike against Ipswich was mouthwatering for Norwich City fans. And now Canaries winger Nathan Redmond is set for a tasty treat.

Extra trains are being put on to get thousands of City fans to and back from London on Monday. Photo: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
09/05/2015

Greater Anglia put out the following information today for Norwich City fans travelling to London to see their side take on Middlesbrough on Monday.

Norwich City Football Club fans in the Top of the Terrace, Carrow Road watching the first leg of the semi final play off at Portman Road, Ipswich. Photo : Steve Adams

Norwich fans unable to get tickets to watch Monday’s play-off final at Wembley have a chance to watch the game at Carrow Road.

Norwich City's Steven Whiitaker gets to grips with England's Theo Walcott while on duty for Scotland in a friendly at Wembley in October 2013. Picture: PA

Wembley will not be unfamiliar ground for all of Norwich City’s players on Monday.

Norwich manager Alex Neil and first-team coach Gary Holt. 
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Sitting alongside Alex Neil in the Wembley dugout will be a man who has been through the drama of play-off final duty for Norwich City before, first-team coach Gary Holt.

Middlesbrough Manager Aitor Karanka learned his trade at Real Madrid under Jose Mourinho. 
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Middlesbrough have received hundreds more tickets today for Monday’s Championship play-off final but many of their fans have had problems collecting tickets.

Norwich City Football Club head of retail Steve Balmer-Walters with some of the special Championship play-off final merchandise the club are selling. Photo : Steve Adams

Fans following their beloved Norwich City all the way to Wembley for the Championship play-off final on Monday can now look even more like their heroes by wearing the same jersey the players will wear.

Reporter Dan Grimmer with the yellow and green Norwich City lunch box. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

After a couple of hours crammed in a car or coach heading down to Wembley, the thoughts of Norwich City fans will inevitably turn to their stomachs.

NCFC fans queuing to get the last remaining tickets to the play-off final at Wembley. First in the queue, left to right, Matt Bennett who drove eight hours from Newquay, Cornwall, June Rudham from Norwich, David Smith from Mulbarton and Robert Gorham from Salhouse. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich City fans were queuing outside Carrow Road from Thursday night to get their hands on the final batch of Wembley tickets which went on sale on Friday morning.

Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford. Picture: PA

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is sweating on the fitness of two key players ahead of their Championship play-off final showdown against Norwich City.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil
. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Rallying cries and motivational speeches will remain firmly on the back-burner for Norwich City manager Alex Neil ahead of his side’s Wembley battle with Middlesbrough.

Simon Francis of Bournemouth and Josh Murphy of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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30/08/2014

Realising a boyhood dream is within touching distance for Norwich City youngster Josh Murphy – who grew up living close to Wembley.

Norwich City's Cameron Jerome during the Sky Bet Championship match against Middlesbrough at Carrow Road earlier this season.  Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

Norwich City fans will today scramble for the final few hundred tickets available for the Canaries’ Wembley showdown.

Ipswich Town striker Noel Hunt. Picture: Pagepix Ltd

Ipswich Town striker Noel Hunt has revealed how he almost came to blows with a Norwich City fan during the pitch invasion after the Canaries’ 3-1 win.

Iwan Roberts is comforted at the end of the 2002 play-off final.

Even if Norwich City lose on Monday, they look set to land a £2m pay-day.

Charles Sanders. Photo: Karen Bethell

Organising the club coaches has been a huge task for Charles Sanders, managing director of Sanders Coaches.

Norwich City boss Alex Neil has handled the greater scrutiny at Carrow Road since moving from Hamilton. Picture: EADT

Alex Neil insists he has nothing more to prove after guiding Norwich City to within sight of a Premier League return ahead of next week’s Championship play-off final against Middlesbrough at Wembley.

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