Premier League

City beaten at Norwich, dropping 5 points off Liverpool

Manchester City's defense of the English Premier League title is already in trouble.

Hapless defensive errors helped Norwich beat City 3-2 on Saturday and leave the defending champion five points behind perfect Liverpool after just five games.

City hadn't lost a league game since January - and drawn only once in that time - but conceded two goals to Norwich inside the opening half-hour. A team which soared last season was brought to earth.