Norwich City pulled off one of the great Premier League shocks as the injury-ravaged side defeated champions Manchester City 3-2 on Saturday evening.
Kevin De Bruyne's omission from the Sky Blues' starting lineup was certainly a shock and Fantasy Premier League players did not hide their disappointment...
No De Bruyne in starting XI— Akara boy (@iamakaraboy) September 14, 2019
FPL owners: pic.twitter.com/qpc2qVqsLD
Pep Guardiola did, however, select KDB lookalike Oleksandr Zinchenko, but the Ukrainian was a little wayward in the early stages...
Obviously he will now either score or create a goal as I have form for this but Zinchenko has made an absolutely awful start for Manchester City.— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) September 14, 2019
How Zinchenko is a PL footballer amazes me. The bloke can barely pass it 5 yards in a straight line! #NORMCI— Grant Hudson (@GrantHudson92) September 14, 2019
That's a bit harsh, Mr Hudson. He's been a solid performer in a team that's won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup in the last 18 months!
A forgettable first 15 minutes passed by, with Sky Sports commentator the main entertainment of the opening quarter-hour...
#NORMNC Jamie carragher has so far talked evenly about the the three teams playing, Norwich City and Liverpool.— David Harris-Heffer (@Loofa23) September 14, 2019
Jamie Carragher - "0-0 after 9 minutes is a success story for Norwich". If he's not spitting in folks faces, he patronising any team outside the "big 6"! #ncfc— Neil (@nsm110375) September 14, 2019
#NORMNC Did Jamie Carragher just say "I'm feeling my groin thinking about coming up against Aguero"!? There are kids watching Jamie.— Davy H (@sickleman) September 14, 2019
Then out of nowhere, City took the lead! I'm obviously talking about Norwich City, the overwhelming favourites for the game...
Kenny McLean one of the most Scottish names of all time. If you say it five times whilst facing a mirror, a battered Mars Bar and a can of Irn Bru appears behind you.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 14, 2019
This is not a drill. NORWICH HAVE SCORED AGAINST CITY. pic.twitter.com/GsJwPk9Vjf— Goal (@goal) September 14, 2019
The Citizens needed a hero, a man to stand up and turn the tide. But, who do they have to do such a thing? Maybe, one of the subs could do the trick...
This is karma for not starting de Bruyne guardiola you slap head— Jacob (@potar_69) September 14, 2019
Sergio Aguero nearly levelled matters with a stretching header, only for the Canaries to strike again. Teemu Pukki again wasn't the scorer, though the Finnish hitman teed up Todd Cantwell and the midfielder couldn't miss...
Cannot overstate how impressive that Pukki pass is. Seems simple, but the angle draws Ederson out and gives Cantwell an open goal— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) September 14, 2019
GOALLLL! Norwich City 2-0 up against Manchester City. Oh my word. This is bonkers. Teemu Pukki runs through and brilliantly tees up young Todd Cantwell.— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) September 14, 2019
Injury-hit Norwich double their lead v. the reigning champions at Carrow Road.
Turn on @NBC right now! #NCFC 2-0 #MCFC pic.twitter.com/vvCMDaNmsd
The Sky Blues weren't the only ones frustrated by goings on at Carrow Road...
KDB owner. Cantwell 1st sub...— FPL General (@FPLGeneral) September 14, 2019
However, hope rekindled for City when Sergio Aguero nodded past Tim Krul with the half about to end...
7 goals from 7 shots on target in PL this season.— Football Factly (@FootballFactly) September 14, 2019
Aguero 🙌 pic.twitter.com/k0EFN0KjZu
The Canaries weren't finished; up stepped Pukki to power in a third after a horror show at the back for Guardiola...
8 - Teemu Pukki has now been involved in eight goals in his first five Premier League appearances (6 goals, 2 assists). Capitalised. pic.twitter.com/OkEbBaCfiU— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2019
Norwich need to sign Pukki on a lifetime unterminatable contract #NORMNC— Sam Williams (@SamWill98587537) September 14, 2019
A two-goal lead once more, but the home fans were still nervous...
Fortunately for them, Nicolas Otamendi was not on form and looking shaky...
Norwich held out until the final three minutes. The ball fell to Rodri and the Spaniard arrowed it into the bottom corner from far out...
Rodri is too good man— - (@FirminoLink_Up) September 14, 2019
He's clear of Fabinho
Hope for Man City as Rodri's long-range strike cuts the deficit to 3-2 with around two minutes remaining... pic.twitter.com/rc6fYApAQc— PA Dugout (@PAdugout) September 14, 2019
Try as they might, Aguero and co couldn't find a third as Carrow Road went wild...
My first game was here in 1989. I started covering the club 12 years ago.— Michael Bailey (@michaeljbailey) September 14, 2019
I honestly think it's the best win I've ever seen here at Carrow Road - and in its most incredible atmosphere.
The most special of football nights in Norwich. #NCFC
Said non-stop last season that most teams go into a game against City already expecting to be hammered - park the bus from the off. This, today, is the perfect example of what happens when you go for it. Huge credit to Norwich. Hopefully more sides follow suit...— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) September 14, 2019
11 players injured ✅— SPORTbible (@sportbible) September 14, 2019
2 keepers named on the bench ✅
Nobody gave them a chance ✅
Norwich inflict Manchester City's first defeat since January! 😳 pic.twitter.com/TqnRBbdi96
A win for the ages. All hail the giant slayers.