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Norwich v City: Fans' Favourite

  • 10 March 2016 14:40
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We took to Twitter to find out your favourite recent away victory against the Canaries.

Unsurprisingly, the chosen game won by an absolute landslide, receiving 75% of the votes. Without further ado, so let’s see what it was…

Norwich 1 City 6, 14 April 2012


Group

The Blues headed to Carrow Road looking to cut Manchester United's gap at the top of the Premier League table to two points.

Roberto Mancini's men achieved that feat - and in some style against the Canaries, with their second 6-1 away triumph of the season.

Our all-Argentine strike force stole the show as Carlos Tevez bagged a hat-trick and Sergio Aguero netted a brace.

A goal from each of the forwards in the first half had put City in control before Andrew Surman halved the deficit - but any hopes of a comeback would be short-lived as the Blues responded with four goals in 25 minutes to put the home side to the sword.

It was a crucial victory and not only for the three points - it also put pressure on the Reds and increased that all-important goal difference tally...

Match highlights


Starting XIs


Norwich: Ruddy, R Martin, Drury, Ward, R Bennett, Johnson (Hoolahan h-t), Pilkington (Surman h-t), E Bennett, Howson, Holt, Wilbraham (Morison 68).

Unused subs: Steer, Naughton, Fox, Jackson.

City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (c), Lescott, Clichy, de Jong, Barry, Nasri (Yaya Toure 63), Silva (Johnson 77), Aguero, Tevez (Richards 81).

Unused subs: Pantilimon, Kolarov, Milner, Dzeko.

Key moments


18' - Tevez opens the scoring, unleashing a rocket from the corner of the box past John Ruddy

27' - Kun doubles the lead, playing a sublime one-two with Tevez, and smashing into the top corner on the half-volley

50' - Surman claws Norwich back into the game, chesting the ball down in the box and rifling in

73' - Tevez restores the two-goal advantage, heading home the rebound after Yaya Toure's shot is parried

75' - Aguero adds the fourth with a fine solo effort, driving forward before cutting inside and curling into the far corner

80' - Tevez nets his hat-trick, capitalising on Ryan Bennett's poor backpass, rounding Ruddy and slotting home

90' - The rout is completed by Adam Johnson, who converts Gael Clichy's cut-back from Kun's inch-perfect cross

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Man of the Match


Carlos Tevez

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Reaction


"It was an imperious effort coming hot on the heels of the midweek demolition of West Brom though their perfectionist manager Roberto Mancini would have noted Norwich’s spirited comeback early in the second half." - MCFC

"This was not a perfect performance but it was the first time since November that they netted more than once away in the Premier League and there was an encouraging flourish to much of their play, with most of the magic coming from Tevez and Agüero, who treated himself to two sumptuous goals and would have had a hat-trick of his own if a late shot had not bounced out off the post." - The Guardian

"It was goal, goal, six, six goals for Manchester City as their two artistes scored five between them and produced some breathtaking skills to keep the title race alive. In pure football terms this was a masterclass from a team which has dominated the season — for all sorts of reasons." - The Sun

"Mancini had said before the game he was expecting a tough game at Carrow Road but the result suggests anything but. Having been eight points ahead of Manchester City less than a week ago Manchester United now take on Aston Villa tomorrow with their lead cut to just two points." - Goal.com

"It was a deadly exhibition of finishing from the front two, and City look to have recovered their former fluency, but the scoreline was harsh on Norwich, who pressured the visitors early on, and tested them again after reducing the deficit to 2-1." - BBC

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