Norwich pull off 3-2 upset win over Man City
|NORWICH CITY||MANCHESTER CITY|
|(Kenny McLean 18, Todd Cantwell 28, Teemu Pukki 50)||(Sergio Aguero 45, Rodri 88)|
An injury-ravaged Norwich City outclassed champions Manchester City 3-2 in the English Premier League on Sunday morning (Sept 15, Singapore time) with striker Teemu Pukki scoring one and setting up another for a famous win at Carrow Road.
Eleven players were sidelined for Norwich, with many suffering injuries during the international break, but that did not stop the promoted side from handing Pep Guardiola’s men their first loss of the season.
Norwich took the lead in the 18th minute from a corner floated in towards the near post which was headed home by Kenny McLean for his first ever EPL goal.
They doubled the lead from a counter-attack when Pukki carried the ball forward and attracted the attention of City defender Kyle Walker and Ederson before teeing up an unmarked Todd Cantwell who tapped the ball into an empty net.
Sergio Aguero halved the lead at the stroke of half-time when he found space between the two centre-backs and nodded home Bernardo Silva’s cross to maintain his run of scoring in every league game so far this season.
Man City looked vulnerable in defence without the injured centre-back Aymeric Laporte, who is only expected to be back early next year.
Without his calming influence at the back, City conceded again. Nicolas Otamendi gifted Norwich a third when he dallied on the ball and allowed Emi Buendia to steal in and take it off him to set up Pukki for his sixth goal of the season, as manager Guardiola fumed on the bench.
Rodri, Man City’s club record signing, set up a tense finish to the match when he fired in his first goal for the club but Norwich held on to take all three points. – REUTERS