Glory, goal-fests and goodbyes: The Premier League's most thrilling 'dead rubbers'

2. Manchester City 2-3 Norwich, 19 May 2013

The hosts were guaranteed to finish second to neighbours United, while Norwich had escaped the cold, clammy clutches of a relegation fight and were safe for another season. City were also managerless, having removed Roberto Mancini for being hopeless and asked Brian Kidd to oversee the final two games of the season. Even so, what followed was highly unexpected, given Norwich had won only one previous away game all season and were facing a team beaten only once previously in 47 home games.

Cut, then, to an enthralling, see-saw encounter in which City twice drew level before Jonny Howson coolly ran from his own half, beating four men in the process before slipping the ball past Joe Hart to seal an unexpected but entirely deserved win. A memory to cling onto as the Canaries contemplate Brentford away.


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