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Guardiola reacts to Man City defeat against Norwich

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/09/2019

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reacted to the 3-2 defeat against Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Manchester City went in the game as the favourite but met a waterloo in the clash after they were trailed by a -two-goal lead in the opening 28 minutes of the clash but managed to pull one back before the half time break.

The defeat is the first defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League for the first time in eight months and Guardiola was quick to react to the unexpected defeat, he said sometimes, the game just doesn't fall your way.

“People cannot expect we will win every game or get to 100 points every season," said Guardiola.

“Sometimes games like this happen – we had our chances to score but didn't, so congratulations to Norwich.

“It is football – we had many opportunities today, they had three or four and scored three goals. The first one was a set-piece we didn't defend, the second we were caught on the counter-attack and the third came from a mistake, but we know what we are as a team, we know what we have done and we know what we are going to do.

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“I love my players and it's a pleasure to be with them.

“They didn't create so many chances, but they got three goals – we played Bournemouth and they had more chances than Norwich did today, but we won that game – football can sometimes do this.

“We've defended set-pieces really well in the past and in four years, our standard has been so high, so it is not a weakness.

“Even at 2-0, we knew we were still in it because we can create a lot of chances in a short space of time, but the third goal hurt us because we had started well and we were there, but in the end, it didn't happen. In football, you can't always avoid mistakes.

“They are a really good team with good players who have quality, we saw that in the Championship last year, they were clinical today.

"We did not have urgency in the final third that we normally have.

Guardiola and his men will take a trip to Ukraine to play Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.
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