EPL: Grealish Bags First City Goal As Champions Cruise Against Norwich

Manchester City's English midfielder Jack Grealish celebrates with Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (L) after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on August 21, 2021. Adrian DENNIS / AFP
Manchester City’s English midfielder Jack Grealish celebrates with Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (L) after scoring their second aim through the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Norwich City on the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on August 21, 2021. Adrian DENNIS / AFP

 

Jack Grealish scored his first aim for Manchester City because the Premier League champions thrashed Norwich 5-0 on Saturday.

Grealish marked his dwelling debut following his British file £100 million ($136 million) transfer from Aston Villa with a close-range effort to double City’s lead within the first half.

Tim Krul’s personal aim had given City the lead on the Etihad Stadium.

Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez netted within the second half to make sure City bounced again from final weekend’s defeat at Tottenham.

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City had been crushed in each of Grealish’s earlier appearances, dropping the Community Shield towards Leicester after which slumping of their Premier League opener.

But Grealish’s first aim since January helped present Pep Guardiola’s aspect they’ll cope with out Harry Kane if their extended pursuit of the Tottenham striker ends in failure.

With the injured Kevin De Bruyne absent for City, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva and Laporte all began amid reviews they need to depart after rising sad with their diminished roles final season.

Jesus took the possibility to remind Guardiola of his qualities with a virtuoso show.

It was the Brazilian ahead’s volleyed cross within the seventh minute that introduced City’s opener.

Grant Hanley tried to clear however as an alternative hit Norwich goalkeeper Krul because the ball looped into the web.

Grealish obtained off the mark in barely fortuitous style within the twenty second minute.

Jesus’s cross reached Grealish on the far publish and bounced in off the England midfielder.

Laporte scored within the sixty fourth minute with a close-range end after Norwich did not clear a nook.

Jesus supplied his third help of the afternoon as Sterling tapped in after 71 minutes earlier than Mahrez grabbed City’s fifth with a easy end within the 84th minute.

AFP

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