On Wednesday, Reading look to make it consecutive victories as they host newly relegated Norwich City.

Below we look at what you need to know about the Canaries.

Recent Background

Since the turn of the Millennium Norwich have played in the top three divisions of English football.

Spending the first five seasons of the Noughties in the Championship, they achieved promotion to the Premier League in 2004/05 for one season but didn't return to that level until 2011/12 following successive promotions from League One and the Championship.

They last won the Championship in 2018/19 and spent last season in the Premier League but finished bottom and now find themselves back in the second tier.

Despite being plagued with injuries over recent weeks, the Canaries have still managed to keep up the momentum and are currently three points clear at the top of the table.

Key Players

On Saturday they beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Ewood Park and lined up in a 4231 according to Whoscored.

In goal was former Northern Ireland international Michael McGovern, although if injury free it would be Tim Krul between the sticks.

A back four of Max Aarons, Christoph Zimmermann, Grant Hanley and Jacob-Lungi Sorensen is packed full of Championship experience.

A deeper midfield pair of Alex Tettey and Oliver Skipp is a good blend of youth and know-how, allowing an attacking three of Emi Buendia, Mario Vrancic and Josh Martin to provide for the incredibly clinical Teemu Pukki.

Other stars such as Ben Gibson and Onel Hernandez remain unavailable.

Previous Meetings

The two sides have met 77 times since the first meeting back in 1909, with 29 wins apiece.

Last time out was an enthralling 2-2 draw at Carrow Road, with relegation-threatened Reading taking a first-half lead before two quick fire late goals looked like the hosts had stolen the points. However, Andy Rinohmota popped up in the final minute to ensure honours even in Norfolk.

Royals have not beaten Norwich since Boxing Day 2016, a 3-1 win for Jaap Stam’s side on the way to their third-place finish, however, Norwich won the return match 7-1.


A home win is 21/10, a draw 12/5 and a visiting win at 5/4, according to Sky Bet.