This weekend English Premiership saw a tale of two cities, a battle of two cities, Manchester City and Norwich City, that produced an unpredictable outcome. Norwich emerged the winning city. After nine away victory, Manchester City finally lost and shockingly too. City lost 3 -2 at Norwich.
The champions traveled to Carrow Road road and a met stern resistance from the home side in the opening exchanges, finding it particularly difficult to break a committed Norwich down. And it got even better for the hosts on 18 minutes when a corner from the right was headed in superbly by McLean, who rose highest and planted his effort past the despairing Ederson.
Carrow Road was raucous and just before the half hour mark, it was 2-0. Pukki evaded the offside trap and rolled the ball across for Cantwell, who tapped past an exposed Ederson.
Aguero’s header gave City brief hope but it was extinguished on 49 minutes following Nicolas Otamendi’s howler in defence. Otamendi was robbed of the ball in his own area and it found its way to Pukki, who poked past Ederson to restore Norwich’s two-goal advantage.
Guardiola reacted by bringing on Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus but the damage was done and Norwich ran away with an incredible result. Apart from being a historic win, this victory also hand the initiative of setting the pace at the top of the table to Liverpool who instantly went 5 points clear.
Jurgen Klopp’s side won 3-1 over Newcastle earlier in the day but City could not respond as they slumped to a damaging defeat, their run of nine away wins in a row over.