(CNN)Defending Premier League champion Manchester City was stunned by newly-promoted Norwich, losing 3-2 on a thrilling evening at Carrow Road that the 27,000 spectators in attendance will likely never forget.
Norwich stuns defending Premier League champion Manchester City
Two goals in 10 first-half minutes from Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell gave Norwich a healthy lead inside half an hour, before Sergio Aguero scored just before half time to give the visitor hope.
However, that hope was soon extinguished thanks a defensive howler from Nicolas Otamendi, who dawdled on the ball to allow Emiliano Buendia to dispossess him and set up goal machine Teemu Pukki.
New summer-signing Rodri pulled a late goal back with a shot from the edge of the area, but Norwich held on for a famous victory.
"It was a good game, they arrived [at goal] three or four times and we conceded bad goals," City manager Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports.
"On the first set piece we knew they would attack the first post and the second one we didn't make a counterattack, that can happen, but we didn't control the line -- and the third was a mistake.
"But I know what we are as a team, I know what they have done, what we are going to do again and I love my players. It's a pleasure and honor to be with them and it's a challenge at the highest level, people cannot expect to win every time or make 100 points or 90 points."
City's defensive frailties compound the news from earlier this week that star center-back Aymeric Laporte could be sidelined for up to six months with a knee injury.
Even with the Frenchman -- undoubtedly one of the league's best defenders -- City had looked weak defending corners this season and it was a vulnerability Norwich exposed.