MATCHDAY LIVE: Sunderland v Norwich City – Captain Pinto rescues a point for Canaries

Ivo Pinto of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at

Ivo Pinto of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Stadium Of Light, Sunderland. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City's EFL Championship game away to relegation-threatened Sunderland, in our Matchday Live blog from the Stadium of Light.

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Our City correspondents Paddy Davitt 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 tonight's clash with the Black Cats.

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

The Canaries bounced back from successive defeats to Fulham and QPR with a 3-1 home victory over promotion hopefuls Aston Villa on Saturday, to move back into the top half of the table.

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The Black Cats have won just one of their last 13 matches, a surprise 4-1 win at high-flying Derby, claiming seven from a possible 39 points to leave themselves deep in relegation trouble.

The Wearsiders won 3-1 at Carrow Road back in August, however two of their goals were scored by former City striker Lewis Grabban, who is now on loan at Villa from parent club Bournemouth and has been a big miss having scored 12 goals in the first half of the campaign.

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Defeat this evening could potentially leave the hosts 10 points adrift with 12 points left to play for but with their final two games against champions elect Wolves and in-form Fulham, dropping down to League One is already looking likely.

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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• Follow David Freezer on Twitter @davefreezer and Facebook @DavidFreezer1

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