Manchester City 2, Norwich City 3 - What the nationals said

Jonny Howson breaks free of Micah Richards to score the winning goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Foc

Jonny Howson breaks free of Micah Richards to score the winning goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The national newspapers' views on Norwich City's 3-2 win at Manchester City.

The Daily Telegraph: 'Norwich, having confirmed their top flight survival last week, were the team that played free of tension and Chris Hughton's players thoroughly deserved to emerge with the points.'

The Mirror: 'Manchester City were subdued, slipping to only their second home defeat in 48 Premier League games, a statistic which shows, whatever character flaws he may have had, Roberto Mancini had drilled his side into a consistent winning machine.'

The Independent: 'Norwich encountered a Manchester City side that looked as flat as it had in Mancini's final match, the FA Cup final against Wigan. Now, without much fanfare, they finished 11th, one place higher than they managed last season.'

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The Sun: 'The defeat could not have been in bigger contrast to the final day of last season when City won the title. They had lost only once here in 47 league games under Mancini. But Norwich thoroughly deserved the win.'

The Guardian: 'On 65 minutes Norwich's Jonny Howson took charge of a game largely academic to both teams. Collecting possession inside his half, he dribbled through City with a run that knocked over a flailing Micah Richards as he wheeled by before stroking home a finish past Joe Hart to complete a goal as good as any this season.'

The Daily Mail: 'Perhaps the greatest shame of all was that a fine performance from Norwich and a fantastic winning goal from Jonny Howson were overshadowed by the fallout from a week of tumult.'

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