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Norwich City vs Cardiff City LIVE: Championship result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Norwich City face Cardiff City in the Championship today.

An increasingly competitive second tier in English football remains an intense and exciting competition, with the prize of a place in the Premier League on offer at the end of the season.

Last year Southampton, Leicester City and Leeds United were relegated from the top flight and all are hopeful of making a quick return - but the likes of Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland all have real promotion ambitions too.

At the other end of the table, QPR, Cardiff City and Birmingham City will hope for better campaigns than last year’s relegation struggle - while newcomers Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to survive after dramatic progress through the play-offs.

Follow live updates from today’s game in the live blog below.

Norwich City FC 4 - 1 Cardiff City FC

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:59

Match ends, Norwich City 4, Cardiff City 1.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:59

Second Half ends, Norwich City 4, Cardiff City 1.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:58

Christian Fassnacht (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:58

Offside, Norwich City. Sydney van Hooijdonk is caught offside.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:58

Dimitrios Goutas (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:57

Gabriel Sara (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:55

Attempt blocked. Josh Bowler (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:55

Attempt blocked. David Turnbull (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Bowler.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:53

Attempt missed. Kion Etete (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Wintle.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:50

Gabriel Sara (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:49

Foul by Dimitris Giannoulis (Norwich City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:48

Foul by Sydney van Hooijdonk (Norwich City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:47

Foul by Marcelino Núñez (Norwich City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:45

Substitution, Norwich City. Kellen Fisher replaces Jack Stacey.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:43

Substitution, Cardiff City. Ollie Tanner replaces Karlan Grant.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:42

Substitution, Cardiff City. David Turnbull replaces Rubin Colwill.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:42

Goal! Norwich City 4, Cardiff City 1. Christian Fassnacht (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sydney van Hooijdonk.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:40

Attempt missed. Borja Sainz (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:40

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Jamilu Collins.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:38

Offside, Norwich City. Dimitris Giannoulis is caught offside.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:35

Jack Stacey (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:38

Foul by Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:34

Substitution, Norwich City. Sydney van Hooijdonk replaces Josh Sargent.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:34

Substitution, Norwich City. Jacob Sørensen replaces Ashley Barnes.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:34

Nathaniel Phillips (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:33

Borja Sainz (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:31

Foul by Dimitris Giannoulis (Norwich City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:28

Attempt missed. Kion Etete (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Mahlon Romeo.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:28

Attempt missed. Karlan Grant (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:26

Attempt saved. Josh Sargent (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Borja Sainz.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:26

Substitution, Norwich City. Christian Fassnacht replaces Onel Hernández.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:26

Substitution, Norwich City. Dimitris Giannoulis replaces Sam McCallum.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:26

Attempt blocked. Sam McCallum (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:26

Attempt blocked. Gabriel Sara (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:23

Substitution, Cardiff City. Kion Etete replaces Famara Diédhiou.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:23

Substitution, Cardiff City. Ryan Wintle replaces Joe Ralls.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:22

Gabriel Sara (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:20

Foul by Marcelino Núñez (Norwich City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:18

Goal! Norwich City 3, Cardiff City 1. Josh Sargent (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:18

Josh Sargent (Norwich City) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:14

Attempt saved. Karlan Grant (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:14

Offside, Norwich City. Sam McCallum is caught offside.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:14

Attempt saved. Josh Bowler (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mahlon Romeo.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:11

Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:11

Foul by Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:08

Second Half begins Norwich City 2, Cardiff City 1.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

16:08

Substitution, Cardiff City. Josh Bowler replaces Josh Wilson-Esbrand.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:50

First Half ends, Norwich City 2, Cardiff City 1.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:46

Goal! Norwich City 2, Cardiff City 1. Gabriel Sara (Norwich City) from a free kick with a left footed shot.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:45

Gabriel Sara (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:43

Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:43

Offside, Norwich City. Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:42

Goal! Norwich City 1, Cardiff City 1. Josh Sargent (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:40

Borja Sainz (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:39

Onel Hernández (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:38

Foul by Famara Diédhiou (Cardiff City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:38

Kenny McLean (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:37

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Famara Diédhiou.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:37

Attempt missed. Sam McCallum (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelino Núñez with a cross following a corner.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:37

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:34

Foul by Marcelino Núñez (Norwich City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:33

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Karlan Grant.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:34

Attempt blocked. Marcelino Núñez (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:30

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Dimitrios Goutas.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:30

Attempt blocked. Marcelino Núñez (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:30

Hand ball by Joe Ralls (Cardiff City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:30

Attempt blocked. Gabriel Sara (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Stacey.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:27

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Nathaniel Phillips.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:33

Attempt blocked. Ashley Barnes (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam McCallum with a headed pass.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:30

Attempt blocked. Marcelino Núñez (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:27

Attempt blocked. Onel Hernández (Norwich City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Hanley.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:37

Attempt blocked. Marcelino Núñez (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:25

Gabriel Sara (Norwich City) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Onel Hernández.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:23

Foul by Gabriel Sara (Norwich City).

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:22

Goal! Norwich City 0, Cardiff City 1. Jamilu Collins (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:18

Gabriel Sara (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:17

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Norwich City) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Grant Hanley following a corner.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:17

Attempt missed. Grant Hanley (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gabriel Sara.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:17

Attempt missed. Gabriel Sara (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelino Núñez with a cross following a corner.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:15

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Nathaniel Phillips.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:17

Attempt saved. Borja Sainz (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:10

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Nathaniel Phillips.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:06

Attempt blocked. Josh Sargent (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Barnes.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:04

Offside, Cardiff City. Famara Diédhiou is caught offside.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

15:02

First Half begins.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

14:30

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Norwich City vs Cardiff City

14:00

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