Norwich City v Reading – all you need to know
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Norwich City have another opportunity to clinch the Championship title when they entertain Reading (3pm kick-off). We run down all the key points you need to know.
City will be champions if they beat Reading – no matter what Watford do when they travel to Brentford (3pm).
There are now new injury concerns for Daniel Farke. Left-back Dimitris Giannoulis serves the final game of a three-game ban for his Bournemouth red card. Christoph Zimmermann has had a minor setback in his rehab from a hamstring injury – pre-season looks to be his likely return. Lukas Rupp (hamstring), Ben Gibson (ankle) and Sam Byram (hamstring) are also out.
For Reading, loanees Esteves and Lewis Gibson could be a given a chance as manager Veljko Paunovic thinks about next season.
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Norwich (first): W-W-L-W-L
Reading (7th): W-L-D-D-D
Daniel Farke on Reading
"My gut feeling is Reading are a fantastic side. They will be in a top position next season but they've probably had too many draws to make the top six. They may have felt the pressure and now that pressure is no more. They'll be highly-motivated to win points against the team on top of the table.”
Veljko Paunovic on Norwich
"It could be an opportunity to learn more about some players for the future. But the competitor in me says we have to aim to win every game. I still want to honour the remaining two games, to honour the league and the competition and to honour our opponents.”
Last time they met
December 16, 2020
Reading 1 Norwich City 2
Emi Buendia put City ahead after just 11 minutes, but it was all square three minutes later when Michael Olise levelled. City won it 10 minutes into the second half when Teemu Pukki converted a penalty.
In 29 League and cup games this season he has shown 103 yellow cards and six reds. Was in charge for City’s 3-1 win at Birmingham in February.
How can I watch?
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City want to finish the job and you get the feeling they will. Could be a stylish one – 3-0.