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Manchester City highlight weaknesses against Norwich

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A managerial replacement has not yet been announced at Manchester City, but the successor to Roberto Mancini (whoever it may be) will have a lot of work to do, after Manchester City fell to Norwich 2-3 at home.

18 goals scored against the Canaries in their last four games, suggested this could be an easy ride for Brian Kidd's men, but it was far from it. 

After another below-par performance, the attitudes of some of the City mega-stars will be questioned once again, days after their disappointing F.A Cup defeat to Wigan. 

Anthony Pilkington had given Norwich a 26th minute lead, but it lasted only four minutes - injury-prone Jack Rodwell taking his chance and scoring to level the game. 

However, Chris Hughton's men took the lead once again in the second half, Grant Holt scoring after good work from ex-Leeds man Robert Snodgrass. But de-ja-vu hit the Canaries once again. Four minutes later, Jack Rodwell scored his second of the game in the 58th minute to tie the game once again. 

However, it will be the manner in which the third goal was scored that will be a worry for any potential City managers. Jonny Howson walked through the City defence to finish well, but the work-rate of the City defenders left a lot to be desired. 

Howson walked through challenges from Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards and Paulo Zableta to finish well beyond Joe Hart, but it seems that the lethargic attitude of City players will be a cause for concern for any potential manager that will come through to manage at the Etihad. 

And with Chile flags being sighted in the ground, Manuel Pellegrini remains favourite to take the reigns at the Etihad. And it will be defensive changes that need to be addressed after today's performance. 


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