Norwich 3-2 Man City: Canaries stun champions

Norwich City produced the shock of the 2019-20 Premier League season so far with a 3-2 victory over defending champions Manchester City.

The newly-promoted Canaries had been huge underdogs heading into Saturday evening’s clash at Carrow Road but took the lead through Kenny McLean after only 18 minutes. The Scottish midfielder was free on the corner of the six-yard box to head home a corner.

Many would have felt Pep Guardiola’s side wouldn’t have a problem in turn the deficit around to take three points home from East Anglia, but were handed a shock just before the half hour mark when Todd Cantwell tapped home from close range from Teemu Pukki’s low cross on a counter-attack.

Manchester City were back in the game in the final minute of the first half when Sergio Aguero headed home unmarked from six yards out.

The Citizens are due to without Aymeric Laporte until the new year and were punished for not signing a new centre-back over the summer as Nicolas Otamendi conceded possession inside his own penalty area, leading to Pukki poking home from close range.

Daniel Farke’s side defended well and only conceded again when summer signing Rodri scored his first goal for his new club. The Spaniard thumped a low effort into the bottom corner from 20 yards, though Tim Krul did get a hand to it.

With Liverpool’s victory earlier in the day, second place Manchester City are already five points behind the leaders after only five games.

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