MATCHDAY LIVE: Birmingham v Norwich City – All eyes on Canaries’ kick-off

Norwich City begin their 2018-19 EFL Championship season at Birmingham City.

Norwich City begin their 2018-19 EFL Championship season at Birmingham City. - Credit: Archant

Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City's opening 2018-19 EFL Championship clash against Birmingham City, in our Matchday Live blog from St Andrew's.

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Our City 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 bring you all the action and talking points before, during and after Saturday afternoon's opening 2018-19 EFL Championship fixture – as City take on Garry Monk's Blues (3pm).

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

The Canaries suffered two defeats from eight friendlies during pre-season, and are expected to give a number of debuts at St Andrew's following another summer of significant transfer business.

That's more than Birmingham have managed, after the Blues spent almost the entirety of the close season under a transfer embargo.

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City make their Carrow Road bow the following Saturday as they entertain Premier League relegatees West Bromwich Albion (3pm), before Stevenage arrive three days later for the first round of the Carabao Cup.

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City then head to Sheffield United the next weekend, for a reunion with Chris Wilder at Bramall Lane.

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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