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Anticipation brewing in city ahead of Norwich City's crunch game with Blackburn Rovers

PUBLISHED: 09:26 28 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:31 28 April 2019

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Anticipation is growing in the city centre as Norwich City fans prepare for the club's crunch match with Blackburn Rovers this evening.

Norwich City fan Leon Vennard, eight, is ready for the match at Carrow Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fan Leon Vennard, eight, is ready for the match at Carrow Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Supporters are already making their way into the city to soak up the atmosphere, with flags, scarves and foam fingers at the ready.

Norwich City fans heading to Carrow Road as they hope for the club's rise to the premiership happens at this match. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans heading to Carrow Road as they hope for the club's rise to the premiership happens at this match. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pubs in the city centre are awash with yellow and green as fans anxiously wait for what could be the defining moment of the Championship season.

Norwich City fans heading to Carrow Road as they hope for the club's rise to the premiership happens at this match. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans heading to Carrow Road as they hope for the club's rise to the premiership happens at this match. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Supporters are eagerly awaiting kick-off, with spirits high and people in good voice.
And in those pubs with Sky Sports available, a bizarre scene is unfolding - as Norwich City fans cheer on - of all teams - Ipswich Town.

Norwich City flags being sold as fans head to Carrow Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City flags being sold as fans head to Carrow Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Tractor Boys face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in a 5.15pm kick-off and City fans know that should Town grab either a point or an unlikely win, victory for Norwich will guarantee the Championship trophy comes back to Norfolk.

Norwich City fan Jimmy the Canary ready for the match at Carrow Road as fans hope for the club's rise to the premiership happens at this match. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fan Jimmy the Canary ready for the match at Carrow Road as fans hope for the club's rise to the premiership happens at this match. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Just moments after the final whistle in Sheffield, City will host Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road - knowing a point will be enough to secure promotion to the Premier League.

Norwich City fans heading to Carrow Road as they hope for the club's rise to the premiership happens at this match. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans heading to Carrow Road as they hope for the club's rise to the premiership happens at this match. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Meanwhile, Norfolk's own 'graffilthy' artist Ruddy Muddy is delighting supporters as they arrive at the ground by producing one of his trademark artworks close to Carrow Road.

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The subject of his latest work? Farke on a horse, of course.

Norwich City fans from Somerset enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans from Somerset enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans from Somerset enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans from Somerset enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans enjoying a pre match drink at the Queen of Iceni. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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