Man City end miserable season with 2-3 defeat against Norwich City
Manchester City’s miserable Premier League campaign finally came to an end with a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Norwich City. In spite of facing a home defeat, Manchester City fans showed full support for their players and caretaker manager Brian Kidd.
Norwich City scored goals through Anthony Pilkington, Grant Holt and Jonny Howson. On the other hand, Manchester City’s two goals were scored by Jack Rodwell.
Brian Kidd, who used to be assistant manager under the sacked Roberto Mancini, was pleased to hear support for his former boss. Manchester City fans gave the club’s administration a real thing to think about by chanting support for Roberto Mancini throughout the game at Etihad Stadium.
Roberto Mancini was relieved of his duties as manager of Manchester City after making a third round exit in the League Cup, group stage exit in the Champions League, losing the Premier League title to archrivals Manchester United and being defeated in the FA Cup final at the hands of relegated Wigan Athletic.
Brian Kidd, who was given charge of the Eastlands on Tuesday, failed to appear for the post-match press conference. However, the former Manchester City player did talk to reporters on his way.
Brian Kidd paid tribute to Roberto Mancini for his services at Manchester City and revealed that it has been an emotional week for the club and players.
“It's been an emotional week with the events at the club,” Brian Kidd said. “Full credit to the lads, they've got stuck in and given their best and you can't ask for any more. I understand the cheers for the boss, he would have been disappointed if there wasn't for what he did here.”
With Manchester City without a manager and scheduled to face Chelsea in St. Lois and New York in the next couple of days, Brian Kidd has been given the job of manager on interim basis.
“I've been blessed and been grateful for what football has given me,” Brian Kidd added. “I was asked to take charge for two games and America, which has been tough with the boss going.
“The club make the decisions and you abide by it. I'm a big boy. We have fallen short of the standards we set last season, but it hasn't been for a lack of effort. You defend as a team and attack as a team, so you have to look collectively, but we haven't reached that consistency.”