It is hard to believe the scoreline, but it is true, yes, Manchester CIty lost to Norwich CIty at Etihad Stadium on the final day of this campaign. With Roberto Mancini was sacked by the Manchester City officials on the past Monday, City’s caretaker manager Brian Kidd was in charge of the team in their match against Norwich City. Comparatively, it was an easy match for the home side and fans expected that their favorite team will finish the season with a victory. But such thing did not occur, as the underdogs thrashed Manchester United’s ‘noisy neighbors by two goals to three. The only who put on a master class performance for Manchester City was Jack Rodwell who joined from Everton at the beginning of the season, scored two goals for the home side.

 6.png Manchester City , who were guaranteed a second-place finish, made five changes and brought in Pablo Zabaleta, Alexandar Kolarov, Jack Rodwell, Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko to the starting line-up, David Silva missed out, with Sergio Aguero started on the bench. Norwich made just one change from their match against West Brom, Steven Whittaker replaces Fans’ Player of the Season Sebastien Bassong in defense. 7.png It was Anthony Pilkington who scored the first goal of the match on the 26th minute to give Norwich CIty the early advantage. Manchester City midfielder jack Rodwell scored the equalizer just after three minutes of Anthony Pilkington’s goal. In the second half, Norwich forward Grant Holt scored for his side to make the scoreline look like 1-2 temporarily. City did not have to wait too long for the equalizer as Jack Rodwell founded the net for the second time just after minutes of Grant Holt’s goal. After another five minutes, Norwich midfielder Jonathan Howson struck the last nail in the Manchster City coffin as he scored the third of his team and the final goal of the spell. Manchester City did make chances after that but could not find the finish. As a result  Chris Hughton’s side surprised everyone by picking up the victory over Manchester City and finished 11th on the table with 44 points. And Manchetsre City, who already sealed their runner up spot earlier, finished with 78 points. 8.png Match States : Referee : Mark Halsey, Attendance : 47,054, Venue : Etihad Stadium Goals : Manchetsre City Jack Rodwell 29′ Jack Rodwell 59′ Norwich CIty : Anthony Pilkington 26′ Grant Holt 54′ Jonathan Howson 65′ Substitutions : Manchester City : Carlos Tévez(out) Sergio Agüero(in) 50′ Jack Rodwell(out) David Silva(in) 65′ Norwich City : Bradley Johnson(out) Alexander Tettey(in) 66′ Anthony Pilkington(out) Elliott Bennett(in) 82′ Grant Holt(out) Luciano Becchio(in) 90′ bookings : Manchester City : Joleon Lescott 84′


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