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Manchester City fell five points behind Liverpool at the top of the table after a shock 3-2 defeat at Norwich.

Kenny McLean gave Daniel Farke’s men a surprise lead before the hosts reached dreamland territory as Todd Cantwell added another.

Sergio Aguero nodded in to reduce the deficit in first half stoppage time before Teemu Pukki made it 3-1 soon after the break.

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Player of the month Pukki pounced after some abject Manchester City defending and there was no way back for Pep Guardiola’s men, despite Rodri’s strike three minutes from time giving them hope.

Jurgen Klopp’s side won 3-1 over Newcastle earlier in the day but City could not respond and instead slumped to a damaging defeat, their run of nine away wins in a row over.

The champions met stern resistance from the home side in the opening exchanges, finding it particularly difficult to break a committed Norwich down. And it got even better for the hosts on 18 minutes when a corner from the right was headed in superbly by McLean, who rose highest and planted his effort past the despairing Ederson.

Carrow Road was raucous and just before the half hour mark, it was 2-0. Pukki evaded the offside trap and rolled the ball across for Cantwell, who tapped past an exposed Ederson.

Aguero’s header gave City brief hope but it was extinguished on 49 minutes following Nicolas Otamendi‘s howler in defence. Otamendi was robbed of the ball in his own area and it found its way to Pukki, who poked past Ederson to restore Norwich’s two-goal advantage.

Guardiola reacted by bringing on Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus but the damage was done and Norwich — not to mention Liverpool — were left to enjoy an incredible result.

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