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Seventh Heaven For City

Manchester City bounced back from the defeat at Chelsea last Sunday to totally demolish Norwich City 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

Manchester City started the game off the stronger of the two teams and had the first chance of the game, but Martín Demichelis’ shot went just wide following a Samir Nasri corner.

The hosts grabbed the opener at the Etihad Stadium with a fortunate own goal conceded by Bradley Johnson with 16 minutes on the clock, after the Norwich player had blocked a Sergio Aguero strike and the deflection looped over a stranded goalkeeper John Ruddy and into the back of the net.

City then doubled their lead four minutes later, after some good play by Sergio Aguero before the Argentine striker set-up David Silva to hit a left-footed shot from outside the box to beat John Ruddy in the Norwich goal.

Defender Matija Nastasic’s header found the bottom corner for the home side’s third goal from a Samir Nasri corner with in the 25th minute.

Just over 10 minutes later and the team from Manchester added their fourth goal of the first-half, Spanish striker Álvaro Negredo slotted past Ruddy and into the top corner after Aguero put a low ball across the face of goal.

Manuel Pelligrini’s men had to wait 15 minutes after the break before finding the back of the net, this time Yaya Toure scoring from a free-kick which he curled around the wall and into the top corner.  

Aguero then finally grabbed a deserved goal in the 71st minute when he beat Ruddy in the Canaries goal with a left-footed shot after a Silva cross.

Half-time substitute Edin Dzeko scored his side’s seventh goal of the game four minutes from time from the edge of the box to round off a dominant display.

Chris Hughton’s men did not create much in the 90 minutes and goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon who had replaced England international Joe Hart, did not have a save to make throughout the match.

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