Norwich hand Man City first loss

English Premier League

Manchester City’s unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end after a shock 3-2 loss to Norwich City on Saturday evening.

City aimed to respond to Liverpool’s earlier victory, and brought out the big guns such as Sergio Aguero, and the red hot Raheem Sterling altough Kevin De Bruyne started on the bench.

Their worst fears materialised on 18 minutes after Kenny McLean rose for a corner to head into the top corner, much to the home crowd’s jubilation. Aguero missed a big chance to draw the visitors level seven minutes later as his looping effort from the far side missed the top right corner.

Teemu Pukki caught the defence napping on 28 minutes and launched a fast-pace attack which Todd Cantwell got on the end of to tap past Ederson from the former’s square-ball.

The Citizens halved the tally at the end of the half when Aguero found space in the area to head into the bottom-right corner from Bernardo Silva’s cross, just moments after Raheem Sterling hit the woodwork.

City’s attempted come back was brushed off five minutes from halftime, as Pukki capitalised on Nicolas Otamendi’s howler to finish beyond Ederson.

Pep Guardiola’s side now faced a tall order, and turned to bench for inspiration as De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus entered. Sterling had a decent chance to bring the visitors back in the final 12 minutes, but the Englishman went off target from a striking distance.

City set-up a nervy finish two minutes later as Rodrigo’s long-range effort rippled into the bottom corner amidst a cluster of bodies.

However, the Canaries though held on for a memorable victory, handing City their first defeat since January this year.