Pep Guardiola jokes that Liverpool are champions after Norwich beat Man City

Norwich 3 – Manchester City 2

How important will Man City’s 3-2 defeat to Norwich be in the Premier League title race?

In the shock of the season, an injury-plagued Canaries side managed to beat the reigning champs on Saturday.

Norwich were well-worth their win against the Sky Blues, after goals from Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell put the hosts 2-up after 28 minutes.

Sergio Aguero scored on the stroke of half-time, but Teemu Pukki restored Norwich’s 2-goal cushion after the break.

Rodri’s late goal for City proved to be a mere consolation.

Liverpool five points clear after Newcastle

Earlier in the day, Liverpool beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Anfield.

A brilliant goal from Jetro Willems silenced Anfield after 7 minutes.

However, Sadio Mane scored a brace in the first-half to hand Liverpool the half-time lead.

Mo Salah scored Liverpool’s third in the second period to wrap up the points.

Pep Guardiola jokes that Liverpool are champions

So how did Pep Guardiola sum up Saturday for Man City?

After losing to Norwich, the Spaniard was drawn into a discussion about the Premier League title race.

Sarcastically, Guardiola joked that Liverpool should be crowned champions in September. He said:

Five points (behind Liverpool) is five points – but we are in September.

What are we supposed to do? Say ‘it’s September and congratulations to Liverpool, you are champions?’

Not for one second am I going to doubt my players.

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