In one of the more emphatic football scores of the weekend, Manchester City put five past Norwich City with Jack Grealish scoring his first goal for the club. City was out of the blocks in a flash opening the scoring in the seventh minute. Tim Krul had the ball hit him after clearance by captain Grant Hanley. Jesus then teed up Jack Grealish with a rather lucky touch from the £100m signing.
Aymeric Laporte then scored his first goal at home with Ilkay Gundogan getting the assist from the corner. Raheem Sterling was named as a substitute but scored 10 minutes after coming off the bench. Riyadh Mahrez completed the trashing in the 84th minute after coming on as a substitute.
Man City: Ederson (6), Walker (8), Dias (8), Laporte (8), Cancelo (7), Rodri (8), Silva (7), Gundogan (8), Torres (6), Jesus (9), Grealish (8).
Subs: Sterling (7), Palmer (7), Mahrez (7).
Norwich: Krul (5), Aarons (4), Gibson (5, Hanley (4), Giannoulis (5), Lees-Melou (4), Gilmour (5), Rupp (4), Cantwell (5), Pukki, Rashica.
Subs: Mumba (6), McLean (5), Sargent (5).
Man of the match: Gabriel Jesus
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Gabriel Jesus: “He has so much importance for me. It’s not just when he makes an exceptional performance like today, it’s every day. He deserves to continue playing, when a guy plays in this way he deserves to play again.”
Norwich boss Daniel Farke: “It was well-deserved win for them, it was clear before it would be an unbelievably difficult task for us today. It was a big ask for us to compete, but we are disappointed with the result and the way we conceded the goals because four times it was more or less the same goal.”
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