Norwich City 3-2 Manchester City

Norwich City

Norwich City pulled off a huge shock as they defeated defending Premier League champions Manchester City 3-2 at Carrow Road on Saturday evening.

City, who started the game five points behind table-toppers Liverpool after they had beaten Newcastle United 3-2 earlier in the day, were expected to overcome an injury-hit Norwich side that had lost their last three games in all competitions.

However, the Canaries took the lead in the 19th minute when Kenny McLean headed in at the near post from a corner, having been afforded too much space by Raheem Sterling, Rodri and Kyle Walker.

Daniel Farke’s men doubled their advantage just nine minutes later when Teemu Pukki set up Todd Cantwell, who tucked home from close range after some poor defending at the back by City.

Argentina international Sergio Aguero managed to pull what looked to be a crucial goal back on the stroke of half-time, heading in unmarked from six yards out after a great cross from Bernardo Silva.

Into the second half and Norwich managed to restore their two-goal lead after a huge mistake from Nicolas Otamendi. The centre-back had his pocket picked by Emi Buendia on the edge of the box, with the midfielder then squaring for the unmarked Pukki to finish.

City worked tirelessly to get back into the game and they pulled another goal back in the 88th minute through Rodri’s long-range strike to set up a grandstand finish, but the Canaries managed to hold on for a sensational 3-2 victory.