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Summary

  1. Norwich to face Middlesbrough on 25 May
  2. Hoolahan penalty, Redmond and Jerome for Norwich
  3. Smith had levelled for 10-man Ipswich
  4. Berra sent off for Ipswich

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By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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Third to face fourth

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So Norwich will make their first Wembley appearance since they beat Sunderland in the 1985 League Cup final.

Middlesbrough stand in their way as the Canaries look to make an immediate return to the Premier League, after relegation last season.

That should be some play-off final on Monday, 25 May. Do be sure to join us then.

But what an afternoon it has been. Norwich fans will no doubt want to have a read of

Phil Shepka's report from Carrow Road to re-live their joyous win once more.

Until next time, thanks for joining us.

FT: Norwich 3-1 Ipswich (agg 4-2)

Norwich boss Alex Neil tells Sky Sports:

"I don't think there was much in the game. The game was relatively even.

"The red card completely changed the match. I'm really disappointed that we conceded a goal after that, but I'm really pleased with the spirit we showed after that.

"I'm extremely proud of the players. To go though against your closest rivals as well really is a cherry on top of the cake.

"Middlesbrough is going to be tough. It is a winner takes all. I expect both teams to be going for it. We're really looking forward to it."

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Matthew Willingham: Well done @NorwichCityFC great game. Just one more to go now.

Hugh in France: Redmond showing again that his talent will surely grace the PL next season, whatever Norwich's result at Wembley

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Norwich's opening goalscorer Wes Hoolahan tells Sky Sports:

"It was always going to be tough but we're looking forward to facing Boro next Monday now.

"I'm happy enough that (my penalty) went in.

"Alex Neil has been brilliant since he came in. All the players have risen to the challenge."

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Norwich striker Cameron Jerome tells Sky Sports:

"It took a decision to change the game. Credit to Ipswich, even with 10 men they came back fighting.

"It was a little bit of a relief to get the third goal. I think it took a bit of the wind out of Ipswich's sails.

"Middlesbrough are a good side so we won't take them lightly whatsoever."

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Phil Shepka

BBC Sport at Carrow Road

"The speakers blast out 'Que Sera' and 'London Calling' here at Carrow Road as the Norwich fans celebrate reaching Wembley.

"The mood though has the potential to turn sour with their fierce rivals in such close proximity, meaning a number of police horses are out on the pitch keeping supporters apart."

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Wow, that was some second half, wasn't it?

The tie all seemed to hinge on that big moment when Christophe Berra saved with his hand, on the line, and was sent off. It was always going to be tough for Ipswich from then onwards, even though they did draw level through Tommy Smith, showing great character.

But the pace of Nathan Redmond and clinical finishing of Cameron Jerome has sent Norwich through.

FULL-TIME

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Well, there we have it. Norwich have beaten Ipswich and will face Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley!

YELLOW CARD Cole Skuse

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Cole Skuse goes in the book as Ipswich's frustration grows.

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David McGoldrick fires wide and that should be that.

There's about to be a bit of a party at Carrow Road.

Norwich 3-1 Ipswich (agg 4-2)

John Ruddy saves well from Freddie Sears, but the offside flag was raised anyway. Ipswich haven't given up, but the game really is up for them now.

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We'll have four minutes of added time. Norwich are almost there.

Norwich 3-1 Ipswich (agg 4-2)

The Norwich fans are loving this. They're moments away from a massive, massive win over their rivals.

It was a tight first half but things have really unravelled for Ipswich since the break.

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 3-1 Ipswich (agg 4-2)

Bradley Johnson is replaced, as Norwich look to rest their Player of the Year for the final, and Elliott Bennett comes on.

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 3-1 Ipswich (agg 4-2)

Noel Hunt comes on for Paul Anderson, as Ipswich make their final change.

Meanwhile, Gary Hooper replaces Cameron Jerome, and the Norwich fans rise to applause Jerome after yet another determined, battling performance from him.

Jerome's 20th goal of the season is the goal that looks to have put this tie beyond Ipswich.

Norwich 3-1 Ipswich (agg 4-2)

Nathan Redmond is involved once again, showing a great touch to control a long ball, turn and blast towards goal, but he fires over.

Norwich 3-1 Ipswich (agg 4-2)

Tyrone Mings does well to get back and intervene as Nathan Redmond burst clear and looked sure to add a fourth goal for Norwich.

Redmond perhaps should have scored, but Norwich have a two-goal cushion. Carrow Road is expectant now of a place in the final against Middlesbrough.

Norwich 3-1 Ipswich (agg 4-2)

Phil Shepka

BBC Sport at Carrow Road

"Norwich fans think that Jerome goal has sealed victory, and they are enjoying every moment of this. Beach balls and rubber dingys are being thrown around Carrow Road, but are they celebrating just a little prematurely?"

GOAL Cameron Jerome

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That should be Norwich through to Wembley!

Nathan Redmond plays a precise pass through to Cameron Jerome, who does brilliantly to just tuck the ball under the on-rushing Bartosz Bialkoski and it trickles into the net.

The two former Birmingham City players combined brilliantly there to clinically kill this game off. Surely 10 man Ipswich can't come back from here?

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 2-1 Ipswich (agg 3-2)

Norwich's Wes Hoolahan comes off to be replaced by Graham Dorrans.

Hoolahan's penalty seems like an age ago already, as so much has happened since, but it was a crucial moment in this tie.

SUBSTITUTION

Norwich 2-1 Ipswich (agg 3-2)

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy makes two changes, with Jay Tabb and David McGoldrick coming on for Teddy Bishop and Kevin Bru.

Is that a double change that could keep their promotion hopes alive?

CLOSE!

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Cameron Jerome flicks just wide but he really, really should have scored. The ball comes across to him in the six-yard box and he has the goal gaping in front of him, but can't quite force it in.

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Phil Shepka

BBC Sport at Carrow Road

"Where did this come from? That first half never promised much, but this has been an incredibly topsy-turvy second half. Maybe they were all just saving their energy. However this game is far, far from over."

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Wes Hoolahan drives towards goal and shoots left-footed straight at the keeper. The games is really, really stretched at the moment.

And Bradley Johnson goes close moments later. Norwich have grabbed the impetus again.

Ipswich have gone from despair, to delirium, to despair again, all in the space of a few minutes. Astonishing stuff.

GOAL Nathan Redmond

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Norwich are back in front and it's Nathan Redmond with the goal. Jonny Howson has time to shoot himself but he squares the ball to Redmond, who smashes the ball low and hard through Bartosz Bialkowski.

Carrow Road goes wild once again. Ipswich were level for less than five minutes.

What a frantic second half we have had so far!

GOAL Tommy Smith

Norwich 1-1 Ipswich (agg 2-2)

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The 10 men are level!

A free-kick is sent deep into the box, Daryl Murphy heads the ball down and Tommy Smith nips in to knock the ball past John Ruddy and slot into an empty net. Norwich were asleep at the back there. And Ipswich have pounced!

Game on!

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich (agg 2-1)

Norwich can smell blood. They want to kill this tie off here and now. They've got all the momentum and Ipswich need to calm things down a little bit and work their way back into this game.

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Phil Shepka

BBC Sport at Carrow Road

Norwich fans
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"That goal has lifted the metaphorical roof off of Carrow Road. Credit has to go to Wes Hoolahan for stepping up there under £120m worth of pressure.

"And as seems so often the case these days, a flare has been set off by the Norwich fans as they sing Que Sera!"

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich (agg 2-1)

That has changed things, more than a little bit. What a disastrous 60 seconds for Ipswich, losing Christophe Berra (who had arguably been their best player so far today) and going a goal down.

The pendulum has very much swung Norwich's way.

The hosts come forward again but Cameron Jerome can't get enough power on his shot.

GOAL Wes Hoolahan (pen)

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich (agg 2-1)

Wes Hoolahan scores
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Wes Hoolahan is the coolest man at Carrow Road as he steps up to put Norwich in front. He slots the ball low into the bottom corner, sending the keeper the wrong way.

The home crowd erupt. What a start to the second half for Alex Neil's side!

RED CARD Christophe Berra

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And a red card is swiftly shown to the uncomplaining Christophe Berra. He knew that was coming. Ipswich will play the rest of this game with 10 men.

PENALTY TO NORWICH

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That's poor from Ipswich! They gift possession to Norwich and Wes Hoolahan plays in Nathan Redmond, whose goalbound shot is clearly handled on the line by Christophe Berra. Referee Roger East has no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

Norwich 0-0 Ipswich (agg 1-1)

Stephen Fry
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Norwich almost score straight from the re-start, and it's frantic in the Ipswich penalty area.

Wes Hoolahan does well and Cameron Jerome has the ball with his back to goal inside the six-yard box. He goes down while trying to turn and shot and Norwich want a penalty, but it was good defending in the end from Ipswich

KICK-OFF

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We are back under way at Carrow Road.

Who will be joining Boro at Wembley? We'll find out soon.

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A busy day across the country

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In the lunchtime kick-off at St Mary's, Sadio Mane has scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history, to help Southampton take a 4-0 first-half lead over Aston Villa.

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Finding a winner

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Just to remind you all, the away goals rule does not apply in the play-offs.

So, if the score stays like this, we will have extra-time, and maybe even penalties.

On the evidence of the first half, it could be a very dramatic finish here at Carrow Road.

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Phil Shepka

BBC Sport at Adams Park

Ipswich fans
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"Ipswich fans chant 'Boring, boring Norwich', but if they're honest, their team haven't been much better. But what the game has lacked in chances, it's made up for in endeavour.

"Every single ball is being contested as if the whole world depended on it. Will we find a breakthrough after the half-time oranges?"

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For the Middlesbrough fans out there, take a listen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at half-time when they will be looking back at last night's victory over Brentford which sent the Teessiders to Wembley.

HALF-TIME

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The players head off for a half-time orange after 45 minutes of a tense derby game that has so much riding on it.

Mick McCarthy's team will arguably be the slightly happier side at the break, but it's been even.