Stones rolled the ball to Otamendi on the edge of the box and as the Argentinian dallied, Emiliano Buendia nipped in to steal possession and lay on Pukki’s sixth goal of the campaign.
Guardiola slumped to his knees after the setback, but bullishly added: “I know what we are as a team, I know what we’ve done and I know what we will do again.
“I love my players, it’s a pleasure and an honour to be with them, but it’s a challenge at the highest level. We cannot expect to win every time and to reach over 90 points.
4:20 Norwich boss Daniel Farke says his side can't afford to get carried away despite an incredible 3-2 win over champions Manchester City
“We are going to have to recover, we head to Europe now, and then we will come back.
“We knew the quality of Norwich and we’ve had a lot of days to work on it. Conceding goals is part of football, and in the end we pushed a lot, but I must congratulate Norwich.”
‘Laporte injury could cost City’
Jamie Redknapp told Sky Sports: “The Laporte absence is the story right now, make no mistake about it. I felt that in the summer, they had to recruit after losing Vincent Kompany.