The Canaries performances have been improving since the Southampton loss but they still couldn’t get their first win since after the restart.

Manchester United took the game to Norwich in the opening moments of the half but looked lifeless and didn’t put the home side under much substantial pressure. As time went on, Norwich, who had made fewer changes than their opponents, became the better side, hitting the Red Devils on the break multiple times. The underdogs even finished the half with the best chance when Rupp’s shot at goal but was denied by a crucial Maguire block.

The game was very end-to-end in the second half with neither side being able to make a case that they deserved the win over their opposition.

United’s breakthrough didn’t come long after the restart with Ighalo improvising to beat Krul with a neat finish. It took City a while to respond but it was worth the wait. Cantwell struck a beautiful, curving shot straight into the bottom corner to equalise in style.

After that, the game petered out, City’s chances of winning became even slimmer. Ighalo turned Klose well and the Swiss’ only choice was to bring the Nigerian striker down. The defender was sent off with little debate from players or staff and after that, the game became even more like one-way traffic.

Norwich had almost seen out the full 120 minutes when United had a throw-in. The ball bounced around in the air before falling to the floor and Maguire was the quickest to react, stabbing it home for the winner.

Here’s how we rated the Norwich players after the game: