MATCHDAY LIVE: Norwich City 1-3 Sunderland – Canaries humbled on Carrow Road league return
PUBLISHED: 12:25 13 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:57 14 August 2017
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Norwich City made their home bow of the Championship season, as they welcomed relegated Sunderland to Carrow Road.
Our Canaries correspondents Paddy Davitt and Michael Bailey were following the Canaries at Carrow Road to bring you all the action, speculation and talking points before, during and after Sunday’s Championship clash with the Black Cats (1.30pm).
• Follow live updates from the match and the rest of the day as it unfolds above
The Canaries remained unbeaten under new head coach Daniel Farke – following their eight-game pre-season programme, and kicking off their EFL Championship campaign with a decent 1-1 draw at highly fancied Fulham.
Then Tuesday night’s 3-2 Carabao Cup first-round home win over Swindon continued the run.
Nelson Oliveira was set to return to the City squad following his controversial goal celebration at Craven Cottage, while former Canaries Lewis Grabban and James Vaughan were expected to head-up the front line of a Sunderland side now managed by former Preston boss Simon Grayson.
Following their Sunday lunchtime kick-off (1.30pm) City are back at Carrow Road on Wednesday, when they welcome QPR to Carrow Road in another Championship fixture.