Last Updated: 27/09/11 4:38pm
Stayed tuned for all the post-match reaction from Carrow Road as Norwich celebrate back-to-back wins.
Sunderland try and put pressure on Ruddy with a long free-kick but he gets to the ball before Ji to quash the danger.
Sunderland are piling on the pressure but a hopeful punt into the Norwich area bounces off Gardner and rolls out
Norwich have the ball high up the field in the Sunderland half on the left touchline eating away the seconds
Vaughan is having to leave the field after picking up yet another injury. You have to feel for the lad. He looks to have pulled a muscle of some sort.
Ji gets into a promising area but he puts a terrible delivery into the box. Really has to do better.
Could Sunderland get something out of this? Is there time enough for the equalisre? Hold on to your hats!!!!
Sunderland work the ball out to Richardson on the edge of the box who hits a sweet low drive past Ruddy. Great effort
CHANCE!!! Vaughan turns Bramble well and advances to the edge of the box but he drags his shot wide. Good effort though.
Johnson again is alert to the danger as he scampers across to put pressure on Ji who miscontrols a pass as a result. He's been superb tonight
Fox sets Holt off down the right and he tries to center for Vaughan but his pass is deflected by Brown
Johnson gets back to cut out a hint of Sunderland danger and is someone that has worked his socks off tonight
Sunderland now have a few more options in terms of an attacking sense but they are not making the most of them yet
O'Shea motors down the right touchline but he over hits his delivery and it misses everyone and goes out for a goal kick
CHANCE!!! Great cross by Elmohamady from the left touchline and Wickham gets up but his header is straight at Ruddy
CHANCE!!! Bennett finishes off a flowing counter attack with a low drive that is well save d by Mignolet. The ball is parried to Martin but his cross cum shot flashes across the area.
Johnson closes down Gardner who tries to turn away on the touchline but he is stopped by a firm challenge
Larsson gives the ball away cheaply to Morison who heads for goal. But Bramble matches him stride for stride and directs him away from goal
Sunderland are trying to find a way through but Richardson out on the left flank is unable to control O'Shea's raking pass
Morison is full of running and tries to get around Bramble and to the byline but the Sunderland man gets a stiff tackle in
CHANCE!! Bennett turns O'Shea before flashing a shot just past the near post from the edge of the ball
Sunderland would have been under instructions to keep it tight but that game plan has now been ripped to shreds.
Tierney puts in a terrific delivery that Morison gets up above Wes Brown to power home a header. Great goal for Norwich.
Danny says: Norwich have played well, but Bendtner will break his duck and level, before Holt comes on and wins it in stoppage time.
John says: Isn't it a pleasure to see a Premiership team that has 10 Englishmen and 1 Irishmen as their starting lineup, brings back good memories!!!!
Nicholas Zanith has emailed in saying: I actually think Norwich will win 2-1, they've played really well recently.
Remember you can bet in-play at skybet.com. Norwich are now 2/5 to pick up the points, with Sunderland 8/1 and the draw 11/4. You can get 4/1 on Norwich to win 2-0.
Norwich 1 Sunderland 0. The Canaries hold a slender lead at the interval. Barnett is the unlikely hero for the hosts. Sunderland look like a side short on confidence. Can they haul themselves back into the tie after the break?
Larsson finds space on the right flank. He only has Sessegnon to aim at. He opts to cut back to the edge of the box, where Bendtner volleys wide of the target.
Martin unable to get a head to the delivery. Sunderland struggle to clear their lines, until Mignolet drops on the loose ball.
Brown surrenders possession to Hoolahan. He moves goalwards and pulls the trigger. His shot deflects behind for a corner.
Bendtner makes progress down the right. He feeds the ball inside, but there is no room. Norwich working so hard to get the ball back.
Norwich look comfortable at the moment. Morison tries to barge his way through, but the door is slammed in his face.
Hoolahan just finds a bit of space in between the lines and tries to play in Morrison but he just over hits his pass
Bennett tries to get around the back of the Sunderland defence again but this time they are alert to the danger
Elmohamady lands awkwardly after going up to contest a header with Tierney and has to leave the field for treatment. But he returns and is able to continue
Bennett gets to the byline after playing a one two with Fox. His cross to the near post is met by Barnett who makes no mistake from close range.
Brown again clears the danger after Pilkington twists and turns before putting a cute delivery to the near post
Norwich show they are dangerous on the counter as Morrison tries to find Hoolahan with a cute reverse pass by Mignolet races out to clear the ball
CHANCE!! Great skill by Bendtner as he controls a pass from Sessegnon instantly and before turning and hitting a sweet volley that's well saved by Ruddy.
Bramble causes a few nerves as he allows the ball to bounce while under pressure but he is able to get the ball back to Mignolet to clear the danger.
Brown uses his experience to shield Morrison as he tries to get onto Pilkington's dangerous looking delivery.
CHANCE!! Great play by Bendtner who drifts out wide before pulling the ball back for Gardner who side foots his effort over the bar.
Bramble gets booed by the Norwich fans which is probably due to his Ipswich connections where he started his career.
Hoolahan tries to get away from Vaughan in midfield but the Sunderland man tracks him back and gets the tackle in. Stops a promising situation.
Richardson looked to be out possession but got back well to put a block in on Bennett to stop him from crossing.
Bendtner shows great skill to control the ball and bring it down but he's unable to get his shot off.
Larsson plays a super cross field ball out to Elmohamady but he is closed down by the hardworking Tierney.
Lovely Sunderland move between Elmohamady, Sessegnon and Gardner. However, Tierney manages to stay with Gardner and just gets a nick on the ball.
Mignolet's long punt up the field puts Norwich on the back foot. O'Shea shows plenty of determination to win the second balls.
Sunderland move breaks down as Richardson plays a stray pass which allows Norwich to go on the attack.
The second corner from Norwich also comes to nothing. Sunderland stand firm at the back. The Canaries are knocking on the door.
Norwich force a corner, with Mignolet flapping slightly. Sunderland fail to clear their lines, giving Morison a chance to try his luck. His shot deflects behind.
Long punt forward has Sunderland rocking. Bramble misses his clearance and Hoolahan is in. He lobs the ball goalwards, but it drops wide of the target.
CHANCE!!! First chance of the game goes to Norwich as Morrison makes space for himself and lets off a low drive that is well saved.
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While they are trying to find their voice, Paul has emailed in to say: I see Sunderland taking Norwich 4-1 tonight, they're far too strong for the Canaries !
It seems like the Sunderland fans are the only ones out there tonight. Where are all the Norwich fans?
Seeing as so many of you are predicting that Bendtner to score, I just thought I would give you some odds for him. To score first he is 6/1 and to score at anytime he is 7/4.
Michael Lauritsen says: I think Sunderland wins tonight despite playing away. One should not underestimate how Nicklas Bendtner has affected Sunderlands offensive side. I am very sure he will score his first goal tonight. A tight game maybe - but 0-2 for Sunderland.
AJ wants to have his say too: I think Sunderland will be too strong for Norwich tonight, a 3-1 away win with bendtner getting the first!
Rob says: Bruce seems to struggle against his old teams but i fancy 2 nil sunderland bendtnar 1st goal cmon sunderland
Eric Sweeney says: I see Sunderland are unchanged from last week so Captain Cattermole is benched once again! going for an away win with Bentner grabbing a brace tonight.
Phil Bardsley is banned for this game, David Meyler played 45 minutes in midweek for the reserves after a long spell out with a second serious knee injury, but this game comes too early for him.
Lambert will be without defenders Zak Whitbread (hamstring), while fellow defenders Elliott Ward (knee) and Daniel Ayala (both knee) remain out.
The Canaries are 11/8 to continue their winning streak, Sunderland are 15/8 to gain an away win. The draw looks good value at 23/10.
Paul Lambert made six changes to the team against Bolton last week and he has decided to name an unchanged team.
Norwich sit in a respectable 14th place in the table but they are just one point above the drop zone.
Norwich managed to see off Bolton 2-1, while Sunderland looked to ease the early season pressure on Bruce with 1 4-0 win over Stoke.
Do you think Bruce will make a succesful return? Or will Norwich leave their former player with a blooded nose? Let me know how you see this game going by emailing me at email@example.com.
Bruce spent three-and-a-half years at the club before signing for Manchester United and the rest they say is history.
The game will have the added twist of Steve Bruce returning back to the club where he made his debut 27 years ago.
Norwich will host Sunderland in front of an expectant crowd and the anticipation around the ground is building steadily.