Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has come to defend his team despite defensive errors made that resulted in their 3-2 defeat to Norwich. The Norwich side was quick to register two goals in the first 30 minutes of the game. Goals from Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell in the 18th and 28th minutes placed them ahead in the game. Sergio Aguero’s header later gave the Citizens a lifeline, seconds to the end of the first half.
Nicolas Otamendi’s defensive error allowed Teemu Pukki scored his 6th goal of the season to increase the lead to 3-1. Rodri’s late goal gave the scoreline a little shape but it was not enough to give the visitors an away win as the game ended 3-2 in favor of The Canaries.
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“Not for one second will I doubt my players. Sometimes we make mistakes. Most times people forget these players are humans,” Pep added. The two central defenders John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have paired just six times in City’s last 80 competitive games. But the manager insisted it is not an issue to pair them because they are the central defenders available as Laporte still struggles to return from his knee injury.
The defeat has now placed Man City five points behind Liverpool who won their match earlier that day. Liverpool is top, “congratulations to them”, he added, but are they champions?
Norwich Boss on His Team
The Championship winners have now moved to the 12th position in the league with six points from five matches. Daniel Farke said it was a big win for his side, saying: “It is a night to remember, without any doubt.” He said he will just go back and relax on his sofa with a cup of coffee when asked how he will celebrate his victory.
Meanwhile, Man City will be traveling to Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist for their first champions league game against Shakhtar Donetsk.