Manchester City bounced back from last weekend’s defeat with a glorious victory over poor NorwichCity at the Etihad this afternoon.
Manchester City’s £100m man Jack Grealish scored on his home debut as the reigning Premier League champions returned to winning ways by thrashing newly-promoted Norwich City 5 to nil.
Shaking off three successive defeats bridging this season and last, Pep Guardiola’s side assumed complete control from minute one against the outclassed Canaries.
There was some fortune about their first two goals – both set up by low Gabriel Jesus crosses – as Grant Hanley’s attempted clearance flew in off Norwich keeper Tim Krul before City’s second bounced in off Grealish’s knee.
However, the lead was just a reward for the imperious hosts, who saw a neat Ferran Torres finish chalked off in-between those goals after the video assistant referee noticed Bernardo Silva’s clip-on Milot Rashica in the build-up.
The third goal was added by Aymeric Laporte smashing a corner from a spot-in whilst Jesus capped an impressive performance backing Kyle Walker’s through ball across the face of the six-yard box which saw Raheem Sterling converting that to City’s fourth goal.
Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez who came on off the bench sealed the big win for the Citizens, humbling Krul to hand Norwich successive 5-0 defeats at Etihad Stadium, having lost there by the same score on their previous visit in July 2020.
By: Elisha Aberiganya | Follow us on Twitter @activtvgh