Premier League: Man City thrash Norwich 5-0; Grealish scores on home debut Manchester City vs Norwich

Premier League: MCI vs NOR: Manchester City thrash Norwich 5-0; Grealish scores on home debut Manchester City vs Norwich – Jack Grealish marked his home debut for Manchester City with a goal as the Premier League champions demolished promoted Norwich City 5-0 on Saturday.

Grealish bundled in a low cross by Gabriel Jesus in the 20th minute to double City’s lead after they had taken the lead in the sixth minute with a Tim Krul own goal.

Beaten in their opening game at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, City looked far sharper and swarmed all over a lightweight Norwich. They also had a Ferran Torres goal ruled out inside the opening 20 minutes.

Norwich, who lost 3-0 to Liverpool on an opening day, avoided any further damage until midway through the second half when Aymeric Laporte fired in from close range. City then turned the screw with Sterling and Mahrez both getting on the scoresheet with well-worked goals.

Manchester City thrash Norwich: Heading into halftime with a 2 goal cushion, Man City come out all guns blazing in the next 45. Aymeric Laporte scores the third in the 64th minute of the match while Raheem Sterling gets on the scoresheet 7 minutes later. Riyad Mahrez makes an instant impact off the bench after coming on for Jack Grealish slotting the ball past Tim Krul.

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@ 9:21 PM: 90+3′ min: FULL TIME!!!  The Match referee blows the whistle. Pep Guardiola’s team registers an emphatic victory over Norwich and pick up their first points of the PL campaign.

@ 9:18 PM: 90 min: Three minutes of stoppage time have been added by the fourth official

@ 9:16 PM: 88 min: Raheem Sterling mishits the ball sky-high with 2 minutes left

@ 9:14 PM: 86 min: Mahrez steps up to take a free-kick near Norwich’s box. Hits the wall

@ 9:12 PM: 84 min: MAHREZ MAKES IT FIVE!!!! Ruben Dias lobs in a great ball as the flag stays down and Mahrez scores his 40th goal for the Premier League winners

@ 9:08 PM: 80 min: Man City slow down the intensity of the match as we enter the final 10 minutes of the action

@ 9:06 PM: 78 min: Norwich has their first attempt at goal. However, the ball goes far away from Edersons’ post.

@ 9:04 PM: 76 min: Josh Sargent replaces Timo Pukki as Manchester City continues to hunt for their fifth goal.

@ 9:02 PM: 74 min: VAR checks’ Walkers foul. Nothing serious as the game moves on. Meanwhile, Jack Grealish walks off to a standing ovation at Etihad and is replaced by Riyad Mahrez

@8:58 PM: 70 min: GOAL!!! Raheem Sterling gets in on the act. the weight of the pass and timing of his run sees the Englishmen end the move with a simple finish

@8:57 PM: 69 min: Gundogan has been subbed off the pitch. He makes way for Palmer

@8:55 PM: 67 min: Man City has been relentless with their pressing. Pep Guardiols’ side retain the ball and are back to attacking Norwich’s goal

@8:52 PM: 64 min: GOAL!!!!! Laporte slots the ball in! A great cross from Gundogan as the ball breaks through in the Norwich box. The center back just pushes the ball into the net. The hosts gain a comfortable 3 goal lead.

@8:50 PM: 62 min: Laporte breaks Norwich attack after a swift moment by the visitors

@8:48 PM: 60 min: Raheem Sterling is introduced in the game. The Englishman replaces Ferran Torres in Man City’s attack

@8:46 PM: 58 min: Manchester City has over 75% of the possession, they are now just running circles around the Norwich defense.

@8:43 PM: 55 min: Great chance for Jesus but she shoots it wide

@8:40 PM: 53 min: City keeps the pressure on, they have been moving the ball around really well and always have an extra man to pass the ball to

@8:36 PM: 48 min: Manchester City has been keeping possession of the ball so far in the 2nd half, Norwich is just hanging on.

@8:33 PM: Norwich makes 2 changes at halftime. McLean comes in for Rupp and Mumba makes his debut in place of Giannoulis

8:33 PM: 2nd half starts, Manchester City leads 2-0

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8:17 PM- HALF TIME!!! The hosts have had a fantastic first half in their second league match of the season. Pep Guardiola’s side looks sharp and is expected to score more in the next 45 minutes.

8:16 PM 45 mins’- 1 minute added before the players head back to the tunnel

8:14 PM 43 mins- City recycles the possession in their own half. Keep hold of the ball as we approach the end of the first half

8:10 PM 39 mins- Yellow card for Gundogan. The German midfielder fouls Lees-Melou and is punished for a reckless challenge

8:06 PM 35 mins’ Gundogan slashes the ball into the Norwich box. Kurl grabs it safely to stop yet another Man City attack

8:04 PM 33 mins- Norwich concede a free kick in a dangerous area. Silva steps up alongside Gundogan. Lands safely in the hand of Kurl

8:01 PM 30 mins- Half an hour played. Norwich finally have some breathing space in their own half

7:56 PM: 25 mins’ Man City well and truly in their stride. The hosts have all of their outfield players in Norwich’s half hunting for the third goal

7:53 PM 22 mins’ GOAL!!!!!!! Jack Grealish scores on his home Debut!! Kyle  Walker plays a great pass to Jesus who cuts it back. Jack Grealish with a slightly fortunate finish to find the back of the net

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7:48 PM: 19 mins’ Norwich are settling into their half as Man City looks to find small openings and attack the Kurls’ post

7:45 PM: 16 mins’ Torres finds the back of the net. Jesus plays a pin-perfect pass to Torres who slots it in. However, Bernardo Silva fouls a Norwich player in the build-up to the goal as VAR denies City the second

7:42 PM: 12 mins’ Rodri fails to pick out Jesus, Man City continues to attack while Norwich struggle to keep possession

7:37 PM: 6 mins- GOALL!!! Man City scores !! Kurl has been credited with an own goal as the Etihad erupts celebrating the first goal of Man City’s Premier League campaign.

7:36 PM: 5 mins’ – Norwich under pressure failing to keep hold of the Ball with Man City making a positive start to the match

7:34 PM: 3 mins- Gundogan slashes across a wild cross over the Norwich post after Grealish loses it in the box

7:31 PM: KICKOFF!! Norwich gets the ball rolling. City snatch it back as Silva initiates an attack

7:25 PM: Man City fans give a huge roar for Jack Grealish as they welcome the Englishman at Etihad Stadium during his home debut

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7:00 PM Line-ups are Out. Man City make a few changes to the team with Pep Guardiola changing his playing 11 that started against Spurs

Man City- Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), Grealish, Bernardo, Jesus, Torres

Norwich- Krul, Aarons, Giannoulias, Gibson, Hanley, Gilmour, Rupp, Lees-Melou, Cantwell, Rashica, Pukki

Manchester City vs Norwich Match Preview

Just like Man City, Norwich too had a disappointing first day at the office in the new Premier League season. Coming back to the top tier of English football, the Canaries failed to pass the Liverpool test suffering from a 3-0 defeat. However, the visitors will look to shrug off their loss and focus on getting back on the winning track when they take to the field at the Etihad.

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Pep Guardiola will be eager to grab his first points of the season and look to make a few changes to the team. With Gundogan suffering from an injury during the Spurs clash, Rodri is expected to replace him with Kevin De Bruyne also likely to feature. Norwich on the other hand does not have any injuries news and could stick with their same 11 that started against Liverpool.