Newly-promoted Norwich City stunned Manchester City with a 3-2 win at Carrow Road on Saturday to inflict a first Premier League defeat on the champions since January.
Kenny McLean, Todd Cantwell and the prolific Teemu Pukki took advantage of a ragged City defence without the injured Aymeric Laporte for a remarkable upset.
Sergio Aguero’s header just before the break hinted at a Manchester City comeback but a misunderstanding between John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi saw Buendia rob the Argentina centre-back and set up Pukki to score.
Rodri scored his first goal for Manchester City with two minutes left before referee Kevin Friend’s final whistle was the cue for wild celebrations and inflict a defeat that leaves Pep Guardiola’s side five points adrift of Liverpool.
City’s loss gave Liverpool, which recovered from a shock Newcastle opener, advantage to open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a 3-1 win at Anfield.
See all results from Saturday fixtures:
Liverpool 3 – 1 Newcastle United
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 – 1 Burnley
Manchester United 1 – 0 Leicester City
Sheffield United – 1 Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur 4 – 0 Crystal Palace
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 – 5 Chelsea
Norwich City 3 – 2Manchester City