Man City fails to score again, held by Norwich 0-0


NORWICH, England (AP) -- Manchester City's sudden goal drought continued Saturday with the visitors squandering a chance to move top of the Premier League after a frustrating 0-0 draw at Norwich.

Manuel Pellegrini's team had scored 68 goals from 23 league matches before losing 1-0 to Chelsea on Monday and again struggling at Carrow Road against lowly Norwich.

Man City is third with 54 points, two behind league leaders Chelsea.

Pellegrini had made three changes from the side which lost to Chelsea as it looked to take full advantage of Arsenal's 5-1 defeat at Liverpool earlier Saturday.

However, it was the relegation-threatened Canaries -- hammered 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium in November -- who raised their game and soaked up plenty of pressure to earn themselves what could be a crucial point in their fight to stay up.

City had hit the crossbar in the first half through a header from Alvaro Negredo, but otherwise Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy was not really troubled -- and the home side almost snatched victory in stoppage time when Nathan Redmond's cross flew through the six-yard box just ahead of Ricky van Wolfswinkel.