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Summary

  1. Middlesbrough go top with two games left
  2. Tettey flicks header into his own net
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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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What another enthralling night at the top of the Championship. The race for automatic promotion to the Premier League is going down to the wire after Middlesbrough return to the summit following a gutsy win at Norwich. We're back with all the action from Saturday's games, starting with the 12:15 BST game between Wolves and Ipswich. There's also the small matter of an FA Cup semi-final between Reading and Arsenal. Until then...

League One

Port Vale 2-2 Preston

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Bristol City will be crowned League One champions if they avoid defeat at home to Coventry on Saturday after second-placed Preston were held to a 2-2 draw at Port Vale.

Manager reaction

Norwich 0-1 Middlesbrough

Aitor Karanka celebrates
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Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka: "We don't have players in the same numbers as Watford, Norwich and Bournemouth. We have to be consistent because we do not have so many strikers and not so many goals as the other teams. This win is absolutely vital for us.

"We have two games and we have to wait for a mistake from Bournemouth or Watford. We have won the first one of the three and now we have to win the last two. But for now I am very proud of my players."

Norwich's remaining games

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Norwich will not give up on automatic promotion but they are going to have to win their remaining two games to stand any chance. The Canaries go to struggling Rotherham next on 25 April before hosting lowly Fulham on 2 May.

Manager reaction

Norwich 0-1 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka tells Sky Sports: "We have 25 players who fight for every single ball and when they play their best they deserve to be in the Premier League for sure. A lot of their players played in the Premier League last season but some of ours came from League One and League Two. I'm very proud of the whole team. We did our job but now we have to wait."

Boro's remaining games

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Middlesbrough team celebrate victory
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Middlesbrough's remaining two games are away to struggling Fulham on 25 April before hosting Brighton, another team at the wrong end of the table, on the final day of the season on 2 May. Is their six year absence from the Premier League about to come to an end?

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And this is what it means to the top of the Championship table. Middlesbrough are one point clear of Bournemouth, while Norwich, who started the day second, drop to fourth.

FULL-TIME

Port Vale 2-2 Preston

Norwich 0-1 Middlesbrough

Kevin Kilbane

BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

"You have to be careful not to celebrate too soon. Tonight feels like Middlesbrough achieved something, they've still got two big games left and it's still in Bournemouth's hands don't forget.

"It's a huge win and they've put pressure back on the rivals. Bournemouth and Watford need to respond now, you can't write anyone off but Boro are certainly in the driving seat now."

Player reaction

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Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson tells Sky Sports: "Norwich dictated play after we scored and it was a case of digging in. It was do or die. If we hadn't won today, even if we had got a draw, that our automatic promotion dream would have been over. Fingers crossed a couple of teams around us will drop points."

FULL-TIME

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Middlesbrough players celebrate
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This is Middlesbrough's 20th clean sheet in the league this season, the first time since 1990/ 91.

Middlesbrough go top of the Championship table...until at least Saturday.

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One last Norwich attack...

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Carrow Road falls silent. The only noise is from the hundreds of travelling Boro fans from Teesside.

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It's all Norwich but another promising attack ends in Daniel Ayala's headed clearance. Boro are two minutes from the summit.

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This is the Championship at it's very best. Norwich win yet another corner. John Ruddy is up again but Boro's defence remains firm.

Norwich 0-1 Middlesbrough

Kevin Kilbane

BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

"It's a brilliant block from Ben Gibson because that was goalbound. He's saved his side a goal there."

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Stunning block by Ben Gibson to get in the way of Russell Martin's close range volley. So close for Norwich.

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Aitor Karanka looks nervous
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Seven minutes of added time. Yes, that's right. SEVEN minutes.

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Alex Neil looks frustrated
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It's tense, it's tight, it's gripping. Corner to Norwich. And who is this? Norwich keeper John Ruddy is coming up for it...

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Play acting by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos? The Boro keeper falls to the ground with the ball in his hand after a yellow shirt pumps an aimless ball into the area. The Norwich fans turn the air blue as they let the Greek stopper know what they think of his actions.

Port Vale 2-2 Preston

Another penalty at Port Vale and it's fallen to the hosts this time. Same result too, Michael O'Connor steps up and fires into the bottom corner. That's THREE penalties in that match. Preston's promotion push back on hold for now.

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 0-1 Middlesbrough

That's the end of Patrick Bamford's night. He will have plenty of time to reflect on that miss on the Boro bench as he is replaced by Spanish forward Kike.

Norwich 0-1 Middlesbrough

Kevin Kilbane

BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

"He's gone too elaborate, he's just got to take the strike but he's tried to do too much and it's a really poor finish. What a chance to finish this game off."

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What a chance! Patrick Bamford has been Middlesbrough's hero time and again this season but the striker puts the ball wide with only the keeper to beat after the Norwich defence parts.

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Drama! Norwich want a penalty as Cameron Jerome's cross is blocked by the arm of George Friend. The crowd scream at the referee but he is not interested.

Norwich 0-1 Middlesbrough

Wes Hoolahan takes a shot
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Ten minutes for Norwich to find an equaliser.

SUBSTITUTION

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Double substitution for Norwich as Nathan Redmond comes on for Wes Hoolahan and Gary Hooper replaces Bradley Johnson. All three changes have been made and there's plenty of attacking talent to get the equaliser.

Lewis Grabban and Cameron Jerome will be up front with Hooper just behind.

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Middlesbrough's defending is outstanding. Norwich just cannot find an opening. Red shirts are snapping at the heels each time the Canaries venture anywhere near the visitors area.

YELLOW CARD

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Martin Olsson speaks to referee
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This is a high stakes game and both teams are committed but the challenges are becoming more rash. Boro's Adam Clayton goes in the book after cleaning out Wes Hoolahan. Norwich's Martin Olsson also sees yellow for a foul that brings a promising Boro attack to an end.

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Brilliant by Lee Tomlin. Tomas Kalas frees up the midfielder who goes on a powerful run deep into Norwich territory before unleashing a powerful 22-yard attempt that flashes just wide. Holes appearing in the Canaries defence as the hosts desperately seek an equaliser.

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Bradley Johnson in action
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Lots of urgency in Norwich's play now. Bradley Johnson and Cameron Jerome in the thick of the action but more frustration as another promising move breaks down. Middlesbrough are 20 minutes away from returning to the top of the table.

Norwich 0-1 Middlesbrough

Kevin Kilbane

BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

"The way Watford and Bournemouth are going Norwich will be fourth favourites to go up to the Premier League if they don't get back into this match. I just think there will be too much ground to make up and not enough games to get there."

Norwich 0-1 Middlesbrough

Twenty five minutes left. Norwich fans are trying to rally their team as the hosts win another corner. Middlesbrough's defence is ice cool as the danger is cleared. It's going to require something special to breach the visitors.

Norwich 0-1 Middlesbrough

Kevin Kilbane

BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

"Norwich are going to go two up front and it's a really nice partnership Cameron Jerome and Lewis Grabban have. It's worked well this season and it's all Norwich now."

SUBSTITUTION

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Alex Neil gives instructions
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It's not quite desperation stakes for Norwich but Alex Neil is eager to change things. Off goes midfielder Graham Dorrans and on comes forward Lewis Grabban. Norwich throwing everything to get back into this.

Port Vale 1-2 Preston

Drama at Port Vale as the hosts' Richard Duffy is sent off for handling on the line.

With 3,000 Preston fans behind the goal Joe Garner smashes in to put the visitors back in front. A win at Vale Park tonight will keep Preston four points clear of the play-off places.

SUBSTITUTION

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They're going down like flies...another Middlesbrough player down requiring treatment. Jelle Vossen turns his ankle as he tries to dispossess Alexander Tettey. That's the end of Vossen's night. He needs help to make it off the pitch. Adam Forshaw comes into midfield.

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Alex Neil looks dejected
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Norwich have lost twice in 19 matches under Alex Neil. The former Hamilton manager looks anxious as he strides his technical area while barking instructions. The clock is ticking and Norwich's automatic promotion hopes are in jeopardy.

Port Vale 1-1 Preston

All square at Port Vale as Michael O'Connor sends the Preston keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot. It's Vale's first meaningful chance on goal and we're level.