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Manchester City
2 - 1
Norwich City

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

31/10/15 15h00 GMT

Attendance: 53,418

Referee: Robert Madley

Manchester CityNorwich City
Otamendi 67′ Y Touré 89′ (pen)Jerome 83′
01 Hart     01 Ruddy    
03 Sagna     12 Brady    
04 Kompany     24 R Bennett    
30 Otamendi     05 Martin    
11 Kolarov     06 Bassong    
42 Touré     94' 23 Olsson    
25 Fernandinho     08 Howson    
15 Jesús Navas     27 Tettey    
72 Iheanacho     54' 21 Mulumbu     70'
17 De Bruyne     73' 16 Jarvis     45'
14 Bony     10 Jerome     87'
Substitutes
06 Fernando     73' 02 Whittaker    
07 Sterling     54' 07 Grabban     87'
13 Caballero     13 Rudd    
20 Mangala     14 Hoolahan    
26 Demichelis     94' 18 Dorrans    
27 Roberts     22 Redmond     45'
76 Garcia Alonso     28 O'Neil     70'
Game Statistics
21
Goal Attempts
5
6
On Target
3
12
Corners
4
4
Offside
0
4
Fouls
13
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1
71
%
29
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot A Nightmare On Rowsley Street. Manchester City will be playing in Sevilla and Turin later this month. Serve up the tripe laden, error strewn and thoroughly unprofessional performance levels they did against a game but hopelessly limited Norwich side today and they are going to get seriously turned over...Planet Blue will be left aghast at City's collective application today and if Manuel Pellegrini isn't, then he bloody well should be. There must be no signal from any quarter that condones such complacency and profligacy. This Blue hopes against hope that a horror show making a mockery of our current league leading position is out of the squad's system...It is hard to know where to start for what feels like tonight's post mortem. Yaya Touré and Joe Hart are proven winners but both redeemed respective lethargy with crucial late interventions to secure what should have been an easy 3 points...I thought Wilf Bony and Aleks Kolarov were stand out awful. Having been AWOL in defence all game, the latter throughly embarrassed himself and the club by demanding to take the ball from an effervescent Raheem Sterling for his a hard won last seconds penalty and duly shanked it. I sincerely hope he makes a public apology. While I am at it, so should Touré for his show of petulence towards his manager when subbed late on as City were reduced to headless chicken mode against the Canaries 10 men, seemingly still in mass shock at Hart's uncharacteristic howler which almost threw away the game. Back to Bony and his inability to convert gilt edge chances today was almost the undoing of the whole game plan. Whereas the big midweek League Cup win reassured us that all will be better than expected up front in Kun Aguero's absence, today restored concern with every snatched at opportunity. So much to ponder on tonight. I never like "stinging" The Blues, but my relief at this win tonight is tinged by distinct worry that cracks have been papered over...My Man of The Match in line with Etihad observers is Nicolas Otamendi. Committed fully throughout, he played centre back, the De Jong break up role and left back for Kolarov all game...City, you have got to do better than this. Stats Courtesy BBC Sport

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday October 31 2015
Time: 5:02PM

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