Result: Norwich brush aside Boro to earn top-flight return
Result: Norwich brush aside Boro to earn top-flight return
First-half goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond prove the difference at Wembley as Norwich City ease past Middlesbrough 2-0 in the Championship playoff final.
Reaction
Middlesbrough's Spanish manager Aitor Karanka gestures from the touchline during the English Championship play off final football match between Middlesbrough and Norwich City at Wembley Stadium in London on May 25, 2015
Ben Gibson wants Aitor Karanka to stay at Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson wants head coach Aitor Karanka to stay at the club following their Championship playoff final defeat.
May 27, 09:22
Norwich City's Scottish manager Alex Neil gestures from the touchline during the English Championship play off final football match between Middlesbrough and Norwich City at Wembley Stadium in London on May 25, 2015
Norwich City boss Alex Neil not concerned about doubters
Norwich City boss Alex Neil says that he is not bothered if the club's Championship playoff success has finally silenced his doubters.
May 26, 09:09
Middlesbrough's Spanish manager Aitor Karanka gestures from the touchline during the English Championship play off final football match between Middlesbrough and Norwich City at Wembley Stadium in London on May 25, 2015
Aitor Karanka: 'Middlesbrough deserve Premier League football'
Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka is determined to achieve promotion next season after failing in the Championship playoff final.
May 25, 18:52
Russell Martin of Norwich City takes a throw during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Sunderland at Carrow Road on March 22, 2014
Norwich City skipper Russell Martin: 'We put in our most accomplished display'
Norwich City captain Russell Martin describes his team's winning display in the Championship playoff final as their "most accomplished" of the whole season.
May 25, 18:34
Steven Whittaker for Norwich City on March 17, 2015
Norwich City defender Steven Whittaker: "We put it right"
Norwich City defender Steven Whittaker feels that the Canaries "put it right" in the Championship playoff final after missing out on automatic promotion.
May 25, 18:19
Middlesbrough's Spanish manager Aitor Karanka gestures from the touchline during the English Championship play off final football match between Middlesbrough and Norwich City at Wembley Stadium in London on May 25, 2015
Aitor Karanka "proud" despite Championship playoff final defeat
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka insists that he is "proud" of his players despite defeat to Norwich City in the Championship playoff final.
May 25, 17:57
Cameron Jerome of Norwich City (10) celebrates with team mate Nathan Redmond as he scores their third goal during the Sky Bet Championship Playoff semi final second leg match between Norwich City and Ipswich Town at Carrow Road on May 16, 2015
Nathan Redmond "extremely proud" of Norwich City's Championship playoff success
Nathan Redmond believes that Norwich City's victory over Middlesbrough is down to a team effort, rather than the performances of certain individuals.
May 25, 17:43
Norwich City players celebrate their second goal scored by Norwich City's English midfielder Nathan Redmond (2L) during the English Championship play off final football match between Middlesbrough and Norwich City at Wembley Stadium in London on May 25, 2
Alex Neil delighted by "unbelievable" Norwich City display in Middlesbrough win
Norwich City manager Alex Neil is quick to praise the performance of his side after they secured their top-flight return at Wembley.
May 25, 17:29
Norwich City's English striker Cameron Jerome celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Championship play off final football match between Middlesbrough and Norwich City at Wembley Stadium in London on May 25, 2015
Cameron Jerome hails "magnificent" Norwich City performance
Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome admits that it has been a "long" season for his side, but one that he is delighted to see end with playoff joy.
May 25, 17:18
England manager Roy Hodgson takes his seat prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on February 2, 2014
Roy Hodgson casting an eye on Nathan Redmond?
A report claims that Roy Hodgson is closely watching the performance of Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond in the playoff final, with an England call-up in the pipeline.
May 25, 16:27
Alexander Tettey of Norwich City on the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Chelsea at Carrow Road on October 6, 2013
Alexander Tettey raring to go at Wembley
Alexander Tettey claims that playing in the Championship playoff final is "right up there" in terms of high-profile games he has previously competed in.
May 25, 15:04
The Match
Player Ratings
Sports Mole rates the performance of each player in this afternoon's Championship playoff final between Norwich City and Middlesbrough.
Analysis
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Norwich City's 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the Championship playoff final.
Match Report
First-half goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond prove the difference at Wembley as Norwich City ease past Middlesbrough 2-0 in the Championship playoff final.
Live Commentary
Relive Norwich City's 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the Championship playoff final with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.
HT Report
Early goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond help Norwich City take a 2-0 lead into half time against Middlesbrough at Wembley.
Team News
Norwich City remain unchanged for their Championship playoff final showdown at Wembley, while Patrick Bamford is declared fit for Middlesbrough.
Preview
Sports Mole casts its eye forward to the Championship playoff final between Middlesbrough and Norwich City.
Head to Head
Apr 17, 2015 7.45pm
Norwich
0-1
Middlesbrough

Hoolahan (45'), Olsson (74')
Tettey (8' og.)
Adomah (64'), Clayton (75')
Nov 4, 2014 7.45pm
Middlesbrough
4-0
Norwich
Bamford (5'), Leadbitter (32' pen., 69'), Wildschut (85')
Leadbitter (43'), Clayton (61')

Jerome (72'), Martin (88'), Murphy (90')
Jan 3, 2011 3pm
Middlesbrough
1-1
Norwich
Barnett (21' og.)
Arca (62')
Holt (12')
Lappin (33'), Nelson (52'), Wilbraham (78'), Martin (84')
Oct 23, 2010 3pm
Jan 22, 2005 3pm
Norwich
4-4
Middlesbrough
Drury (90'), Francis (18'), Ashton (80'), McKenzie (89')
Queudrue (49', 55'), Floyd Hasselbaink (34', 78')
Queudrue (22'), Parlour (25'), McMahon (53')
Build-up
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Oldham Athletic and Middlesbrough at Boundary Park on August 12, 2014
Aitor Karanka highlights Jose Mourinho's influence
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka highlights the impact that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has had on him as a coach.
May 25, 14:58
A general view of Wembley Stadium on May 3, 2012
Middlesbrough team bus held up by London traffic
Heavy traffic around Wembley means that Middlesbrough arrive for their playoff final clash against Norwich City just one hour before kickoff.
May 25, 14:42
Mark Warburton the Brentford manager looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Brentford at Craven Cottage on April 3, 2015
Mark Warburton: 'Emotions will play a part in Championship playoff final'
Mark Warburton admits that both Norwich City and Middlesbrough could struggle to keep their emotions in check in Monday's playoff final.
May 25, 14:17
Gary O'Neil of Norwich City tackles Mark Davies of Bolton during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Bolton Wanderers at Carrow Road on October 31, 2014
Gary O'Neil hoping to prolong Wembley winning run
Gary O'Neil wants to extend his winning run at Wembley Stadium by guiding Norwich City to the Premier League when they take on Middlesbrough later today.
May 25, 13:56
Manager Alex Neil of Norwich looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Norwich City at Amex Stadium on April 3, 2015
Alex Neil well prepared for Norwich City's Wembley showdown
Alex Neil will tell his Norwich City players to "not have any regrets" upon full time of this afternoon's Championship playoff final clash against Middlesbrough.
May 25, 13:32
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Oldham Athletic and Middlesbrough at Boundary Park on August 12, 2014
Aitor Karanka: 'Norwich City are favourites to prevail at Wembley'
Aitor Karanka attempts to shift the pressure onto Norwich City by claiming that they are the favourites to win this afternoon's Championship playoff final.
May 25, 13:13
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Oldham Athletic and Middlesbrough at Boundary Park on August 12, 2014
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka not concerned by Norwich City record
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says that beating Norwich City twice this season will count for nothing when the teams meet in the Championship playoff final.
May 25, 09:50
Adam Drury of Norwich City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road on February 26, 2012
Interview: Former Norwich City captain Adam Drury on the playoffs
Sports Mole speaks with former Norwich City captain Adam Drury ahead of this afternoon's crucial clash against Middlesbrough in the final of the Championship playoffs.
May 25, 09:35
George Friend of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Middlesbrough at Cardiff City Stadium on September 16, 2014
Middlesbrough's George Friend not thinking about the huge money prize at Wembley
Middlesbrough left-back George Friend insists that he is not thinking about the £120m prize for the winner of today's Championship playoff final.
May 25, 06:49
Middlesbrough player Jonathan Woodgate in action during the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brighton & Hove Albion at Riverside Stadium on April 13, 2013
Middlesbrough veteran Jonathan Woodgate plays up playoff final importance
Middlesbrough centre-back Jonathan Woodgate describes the upcoming Championship playoff final as the "biggest game for the club for a long, long time".
May 23, 18:50
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Oldham Athletic and Middlesbrough at Boundary Park on August 12, 2014
Aitor Karanka hails "amazing" Middlesbrough achievement
Aitor Karanka admits that he "could not imagine" guiding Middlesbrough to a Championship playoff final when he first took over 18 months ago.
May 23, 18:39
Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford scores the equaliser during the Sky Bet Championship match against Birmingham City on February 18, 2015
Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford in race to be fit for playoff final
Middlesbrough might have to make do without their top scorer Patrick Bamford in Monday's Championship playoff final against Norwich City.
May 23, 16:36
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos reacts as referee David Coote brandishes the red card for a foul on Clayton Donaldson in a game against Birmingham on February 18, 2015
Middlesbrough's Dimitrios Konstantopoulos: 'We have a strategy to beat Norwich'
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos thinks that their "strategy" will see them get the better of Norwich City in Monday's playoff final.
May 23, 15:06
Alexander Tettey of Norwich City scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Sunderland at Carrow Road on March 22, 2014
Alexander Tettey: Playoff final the "ultimate prize"
Norwich City midfielder Alexander Tettey believes that Monday's Championship playoff final will be one of the biggest games of his career.
May 23, 14:43
Middlesbrough player Jonathan Woodgate in action during the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brighton & Hove Albion at Riverside Stadium on April 13, 2013
Jonathan Woodgate: 'Norwich City favourites for playoff final'
Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate says that Middlesbrough will go into the Championship playoff final against Norwich City as underdogs.
May 20, 10:11
George Friend of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Middlesbrough at Cardiff City Stadium on September 16, 2014
George Friend: 'Past record against Norwich City gives us confidence'
Middlesbrough defender George Friend admits that his side's good record against Norwich City this season has given them belief ahead of the Championship playoff final.
May 19, 17:57
George Friend of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Middlesbrough at Cardiff City Stadium on September 16, 2014
George Friend hails Aitor Karanka impact at Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough defender George Friend hails the impact that manager Aitor Karanka has had in his 18 months at the club ahead of the Championship playoff final.
May 19, 16:04
George Friend of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Middlesbrough at Cardiff City Stadium on September 16, 2014
George Friend: 'Middlesbrough deserve promotion'
Middlesbrough defender George Friend feels that it would mean everything to the club and supporters to earn promotion to the Premier League.
May 19, 14:52
Kieran Richardson of Villa is shown a straight red card and sent off by referee Mike Dean during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa at The Hawthorns on December 13, 2014
Mike Dean to referee playoff final between Norwich City, Middlesbrough
Mike Dean is confirmed as the referee for the Championship playoff between Norwich City and Middlesbrough on Bank Holiday Monday.
May 18, 16:34
Russell Martin of Norwich City takes a throw during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Sunderland at Carrow Road on March 22, 2014
Norwich City captain Russell Martin: 'It's the right playoff final'
Norwich City's Russell Martin believes that facing Middlesbrough in the playoff final is the right outcome as they were the two top seeds in the Championship playoffs.
May 18, 16:18



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
11Southampton823379-29
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
16Everton8224513-88
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163
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