Published On: Sat, Sep 14th, 2019

Norwich 2-1 Man City LIVE: Score, Liverpool FIVE points clear as Canaries STUN Man City | Football | Sport

NORWICH 2-1 MANCHESTER CITY – MCLEAN (18), CANTWELL (28), AGUERO (45)

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, D Silva, Gundogan, B Silva, Aguero, Sterling

Norwich XI: Krul, Byram, Godfrey, Amadou, Lewis, Cantwell, McLean, Buendia, Stiepermann, Cantwell, Pukki

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola make three changes
  • John Stones, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan start
  • Norwich have 11 injuries and two substitute goalkeepers on the bench
  • Kenny McLean opens the scoring with powerful header from a corner
  • Todd Cantwell has doubled Norwich’s lead against the champions
  • Sergio Aguero pulls one back just before the break

NORWICH 2-1 MANCHESTER CITY

HT: And that’s the break. How crucial will that equaliser be – not only today but in the title race?!

NORWICH 2-1 MANCHESTER CITY – AGUERO

45: GOAL! Guess who? Norwich had just two minutes to survive but they’ve been undone by City saviour Sergio Aguero.

Bernardo Silva whips a great cross in from the left and Aguero peels off his marker to head home. Norwich are appealing for offside – but the goal stands. Lifeline.

44: Norwich are dangerously close to going in at half-time with a two-goal advantage. Who could have predicted this?!

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

41: Frustrations boiling over already? Zinchenko and Stiepermann have themselves a good old fashioned shoving match over a throw-in. No bookings dished out.

38: Raheem Sterling isn’t getting much joy down the left so he’s swapped to the right flank. Mega respect to Sam Byram for forcing that change.

35: Manchester City have conceded twice in the opening half-hour of a Premier League game for only the second time under Pep Guardiola (also vs Leicester City in December 2016).

33: Norwich are right back at it! Pukki wins a corner from the flustered Zinchenko. It’s chaos inside the box with the hosts appealing for a penalty but City eventually hack it away.

30: Woodwork! Bernardo Silva heads it across goal and an unmarked Raheem Sterling thumps it against the post. Is it going to be one of those days?

NORWICH 2-0 MANCHESTER CITY – CANTWELL

29: GOAL! I don’t believe it… Norwich have doubled their advantage against the champions and this is an absolute peach of a goal.

The Canaries break with Teemu Pukki driving forward towards goal. He draws in two defenders before casually laying it on a plate for Todd Cantwell to tap home.

27: Chance! Raheem Sterling wriggles away from his marker before fizzing in a cross towards Sergio Aguero. The Argentine can’t head in from a tight angle.

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

26: Still Tim Krul remains untested between the sticks. Norwich are defending well – not sliding in or going to ground unnecessarily.

23: Obviously there’s ages still to play – but if things stay the same then Liverpool will remain five points clear of City at the top of the Premier League table.

21: Folks… we have a game open our hands. And there was me thinking Manchester City would steamroll Norwich inside the first 20 minutes. The Canaries are good value for their lead too.

Eight of the last nine goals that Manchester City have conceded in the Premier League have come via set pieces, with four of those from corners.

NORWICH 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY – MCLEAN

18: GOAL! What?! Norwich are leading Manchester City – this is NOT a drill.

It’s football 101 from the hosts as Buendia whips a corner in from the right and there’s Kenny McLean to powerfully head past Ederson.

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

16: Sergio Aguero tries a neat flick over to the advancing David Silva but his knock back for Raheem Sterling is intercepted. Norwich successfully make their way through the first 15-minute chunk.

Only five more of those to go…

13: Fair play, Norwich. The Championship winners are giving the Premier league champions a very good test. They’ve not managed to get Pukki up the field yet – but they’ve defended very well indeed. Organised and ridged.

10: Sloppy. Oleksandr Zinchenko punts the ball straight out of play and Pep Guardiola spins away in disgust. Pep, incidentally, is wearing a very sharp sweater/white shirt combo. Big fan.

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

8: “Chammmpppppionessssss,” is the loud chant from Manchester City supporters inside Carrow Road. They’ve not got much to shout about at this stage with precious little happening on the pitch.

Precious little? I mean naffing.

5: I suppose the reason for people’s belief in an upset is the absence of Aymeric Laporte. The Frenchman has been a rock for Pep Guardiola but he won’t return for another six months.

Anyway, Manchester City are straight on the front-foot winning a corner inside five minutes. It comes to nothing.

3: OK, are we all in agreement that this is mission impossible? I feel like people have their doubts about where the points are going today. Having watched Norwich three times this season – they are worrying expansive.

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

NORWICH 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY

1: Hello everyone – welcome to our LIVE coverage from Carrow Road. Good grief it’s been a busy day with Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham all securing maximum points.

I barely had time to stuff down a three-day old lasagne…

Can Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions follow suit and round the day off with a win? They’ll need to given they currently sit five points behind Jurgen Klopp’s challengers. Must-win already?

We’ve just got underway where a depleted Norwich have ELEVEN injuries. Good luck, lads.

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

The sides…

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, D Silva, Gundogan, B Silva, Aguero, Sterling.

Subs: Bravo, Cancelo, Foden, Fernandinho, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Jesus.

Norwich XI: Krul, Byram, Godfrey, Amadou, Lewis, Cantwell, McLean, Buendia, Stiepermann, Cantwell, Pukki.

Subs: Fahrmann, McGovern, Hanley, Heise, Srbeny, Idah, Drmic.

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Norwich vs Man City LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

NORWICH vs MANCHESTER CITY – TEAM NEWS

Norwich have an injury crisis with potentially eight players ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Manchester City.

Max Aarons, Christoph Zimmermann, Mario Vrancic, Moritz Leitner and Tom Trybull have all picked up injuries.

Timm Klose and Onel Hernandez remain absent and Patrick Roberts is ineligible. Tim Krul, Ben Godfrey and Grant Hanley are doubts.

Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte is likely to be out for six months.


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