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MATCHDAY LIVE: Norwich City 3-2 Reading – Canaries cling on to claim warming win

PUBLISHED: 17:13 17 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:13 17 March 2018

Grant Hanley heads home Norwich City's second goal on their way to a far from straightforward victory over Reading at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Grant Hanley heads home Norwich City's second goal on their way to a far from straightforward victory over Reading at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City’s EFL Championship visit from last season’s play-off finalists Reading, in our Matchday Live blog from Carrow Road.

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Our City correspondents 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 Jaap Stam’s Royals (3pm).

• Follow live updates from the match and the rest of the day as it unfolds, above

City are without a win in seven league games, following their midweek 1-1 draw at Barnsley.

They actually return to Carrow Road, where their previous two games have been goalless. That was the second time City’s home supporters have tasted consecutive 0-0 draws in the league this season. Before which, City hadn’t experienced the phenomenon outside the top flight since 1921.

Reading, who were hammered 7-1 at Carrow Road late last season before going on to lose the Championship play-off final to Huddersfield Town on penalties, have won just once in 14 league games. They went down 3-0 at leaders Wolves in midweek.

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It’s the first international break of 2018 that follows City’s game this weekend.

When they return, Easter brings a Good Friday (3pm) visit to Carrow Road from promotion-chasing Fulham – before Easter Monday’s trip to Queens Park Rangers (3pm).

Each and every Norwich City first-team game, our reporters will be on the scene. If you see them – especially with their cameras – say hello.

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