Manchester City vs. Norwich City  2 - 3

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Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +4 Micah Richards heads a long ball into the box down to Aguero, but the striker is denied an effort on goal by a strong block.
90' +1 Alexander Tettey should have made it safe for Norwich there. The Norwegian midfielder looked to have wasted his chance after a poor first touch, but Lescott's challenge is embarrasngly weak and allows him in on goal. However, he drags his shot past the far post with the outside of his right boot.
90' L. Becchio enters the game and replaces G. Holt.
Dzeko brings the ball down beautifully inside the area, but gets the lay off all wrong and the ball is cleared. Time is running out for City.
89' Aguero and Silva link up once again on the break, with the Argentine having a shot tipped round the near post after a nice ball through by Silva. The resulting corner is well cleared by Norwich.
85' Elliott Bennett breaks down the left and pulls a dangerous cross back into the box, which Hart clears with the help of Lescott. Norwich had two men waiting there.
84' J. Lescott gets yellow.
Mark Halsey reluctantly gets his cards out for the first time in the game to book Lescott for a cynical block on Snodgrass. The referee has let plenty of challenges go by in his final game before retirement, but had not option but to book the City man there.
83' The hosts are not showing too much urgency here, with the ball being passed around the back four. Norwich have parked the proverbial bus and it seems to be working so far.
81' E. Bennett enters the game and replaces A. Pilkington.
79' Dzeko fires over once again from Milner's cross. City have put plenty of balls into the box, but it has not borne fruit. The 4-4-2 formation selected by Kidd is at odds with their usual 4-2-3-1, and the players don't look entirely comfortable.
78' If Roberto Mancini is watching, and he probably is, then he may allow himself a sly smile. The Italian was held to blame for the team's disappointing season, but his players must take some responsibility, and some are showing an alarming lack of professionalism in their attitiude towards this game.

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +43 89
2 38 +32 78
3 38 +36 75
4 38 +35 73
5 38 +20 72
6 38 +15 63
7 38 +28 61
8 38 -4 49
9 38 -4 46
10 38 -8 46
11 38 -17 44
12 38 -10 43
13 38 -11 42
14 38 -11 41
15 38 -22 41
16 38 -23 41
17 38 -13 39
18 38 -26 36
19 38 -30 28
20 38 -30 25