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Norwich City stun reigning Premier League champions Manchester City

Ben Godfrey screams in delight at the final whistle. Credit: PA
  • Norwich City 3-2 Manchester City

Norwich City pulled off one of the greatest results in their history as they stunned the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at Carrow Road.

The Canaries were missing a number of key players through injury, but put in a heroic performance to get the better of Pep Guardiola's star-studded side against all the odds.

In an electric atmosphere in Norfolk, Norwich took an early lead via a Kenny McLean header from a corner, and before the half hour mark it was two as Todd Cantwell finished off a fine counter-attacking move.

Sergio Agüero then pulled one back before half-time but it wasn't long before Norwich added a third - Emi Buendía dispossessing Nicolás Otamendi and setting up Teemu Pukki to score his sixth goal of the season.

Alex Tettey, Ibraham Amadou and Sam Bryam celebrate the win. Credit: PA

After that, Manchester City dominated the ball without creating too many clear-cut chances, but they were given hope when Spanish midfielder Rodri made it 3-2 with two minutes remaining.

However, despite camping Norwich in their own half for the closing stages, City couldn't find an equaliser much to the delight of a jubilant Carrow Road.

It was Manchester City's first defeat since January, and the first time that a newly promoted club had beaten a Pep Guardiola team since he came to England.

As for Norwich, their fans could hardly believe their team had achieved such a remarkable result - especially when you consider that some bookies were offering odds of 22/1 before the game.

The win lifts Norwich up to 12th in the Premier League table ahead of their trip to Burnley next week, while Manchester City are now five points before the leaders Liverpool.

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