MATCHDAY LIVE: Norwich City 1 Brentford 2 – Canaries kick-off crucial Christmas with poor performance

The Norwich players look dejected after conceding their sides first goal during the Sky Bet Champio

The Norwich players look dejected after conceding their sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Follow all the post-match reaction and analysis from Carrow Road following Norwich City's 2-1 defeat to Brentford in our Matchday Live blog.

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Our Canaries correspondents Paddy Davitt, 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 this evening's Championship encounter with the Yorkshire promotion hopefuls (3pm).

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

City head into the game off the back of defeat at promotion chasing Leeds United, where Pontus Jansson's header late in the first half proved enough to seal all three points.


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Meanwhile Brentford were held to a goalless draw at home to Barnsley, in what has been a decent season to date for Dean Smith's side.

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City's festive four continue with a Boxing Day trip to bottom side Birmingham (3pm) before heading to the side just above the Blues, relegation-threatened Burton on Saturday (December 30, 3pm) and welcoming in 2018 with a visit to Carrow Road from Millwall on New Year's Day (3pm).

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