MATCHDAY LIVE: Norwich City v Sheffield United – Canaries clash with automatic promotion rivals

Norwich City welcome Championship automatic promotion rivals Sheffield United, for a crunch Carrow R

Norwich City welcome Championship automatic promotion rivals Sheffield United, for a crunch Carrow Road fixture. - Credit: Archant

Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City's 2018-19 EFL Championship clash with Sheffield United, in our Matchday Live blog from Carrow Road.

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Our correspondents Paddy Davitt, Michael Bailey and David Freezer are following the Canaries from the matchday build-up to full-time fallout all season long.

They will bring you all the action and talking points before, during and after Saturday's visit from Chris Wilder's Blades (3pm kick-off).

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

Daniel Farke's side picked up a superb 3-1 win over play-off chasing Birmingham last weekend; their first victory in six games but equally a third Championship game unbeaten.

The win moved City back into second spot in the second tier, just a point behind leaders Leeds United.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United last 1-0 at Swansea – enough to see them lose third place to West Bromwich Albion.

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However, that defeat ended a run of four successive wins while the Blades won at Carrow Road last season as well as in injury time at Bramall Lane back in August – Norwich's last league away defeat.

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In the midst of a tough run, Farke's Canaries follow the weekend with a mouth-watering trip to Leeds on Saturday (5.30pm) to kick off February.

Then comes another crucial clash, with Paul Lambert's Ipswich Town the visitors to a sold-out Carrow Road the following Sunday (12pm).

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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