Robert Snodgrass heads for goal but Joe Hart watches it go past the post. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Norwich City 3, Manchester City 4 - What the nationals said

Monday, December 31, 2012
10.42 AM

The national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 4-3 defeat at home to Manchester City.

Sunday Mirror: “Manchester City showed the resolve of champions at Carrow Road in a nail-biting battle but Samir Nasri showed the temperament of a novice.”

The Mail on Sunday: “Norwich fans, who have seen their team win five of their last six matches at home, must have feared City were in the mood to replicate the six-goal hiding they administered last season.”

The Observer: “As the minutes ticked down and Norwich searched for an equaliser, a series of leisurely substitutions from the City camp gave rise to agonised howls from the home fans.”

The Sunday Telegraph: “This has been a seminal 2012 for Manchester City, but few of their victories over the past 12 months matched these 97 minutes of madcap entertainment.”