Manchester City had Norwich goalkeeper, John Ruddy for an error which ultimately led to a handball from a Norwich defender and had the referee point at the spot.
In fairness to him, the general theme of the match seemed to be goalkeeping errors as Manchester City goalkeeper, Joe Hart, made an unbelievable gaffe to gift Norwich a goal. Joe Hart spilled a harmless cross from Robbie Brady right at the feet of Jerome Cameron to tap in a simple goal.
Norwich came into the match defending resolutely, firmly trying not to get thoroughly beaten at the Etihad. Following Manchester City’s demolition of Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup, their fears weren’t unfounded.
Kelechi Iheneacho got another start in place of Raheem Sterling and Wilfried Bony continued his lacklustre form in front of goal, blazing away two clear cut chances. ¨
Manchester City got their first goal from one of the most unlikely persons- Nicolas Otamendi. It looked likely to end that way until Joe Hart’s 84th minute gaffe.
Eventually, Yaya Toure saved Pellegrini any blushes by converting from the penalty spot in the final minute of regular time.