Swansea and Brentford dropped points to ensure a top-flight return for the Canaries
The Canaries knew a home win over the Cherries would guarantee an instant return to the top flight after they were relegated at the end of last season.
However, promotion rivals Swansea and Brentford both failed to win in their 12.30pm kick-offs against Wycombe and Millwall, both matches ending as draws, meaning Norwich’s points total of 90 can only be reached by Watford, who occupy the other automatic promotion spot in second.
Watford were also relegated from the Premier League last season.
Norwich will get the chance to toast their top-flight return and remain on track for the title with victory over Bournemouth on Saturday evening.
Boss Daniel Farke remained in charge despite their bottom place finish in the Premier League last season and has masterminded a superb campaign, with 27 wins out of their 41 league fixtures so far.