Raheem Sterling scored twice as Manchester City kept up the pace at the top of the Premier League with victory at Crystal Palace.
MAN CITY 2, CRYSTAL PALACE 3 If ever there was a coupon-busting result it was this one as Manchester City were beaten at home by lowly Crystal Palace. City’s first home league loss since the derby defeat in April leaves Liverpool with a four-point lead going into Christmas. It was a below-par display as City […]
MANCHESTER CITY 2, CRYSTAL PALACE 3 Manchester City lost a Premier League game at the Etihad for the first time since April after they were beaten 3-2 by Crystal Palace. Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for City but Palace hit back through Jeffrey Schlupp, Andros Townsend, and Luka Milivojevic to take a commanding lead. Kevin […]
CRYSTAL PALACE 0, MANCHESTER CITY 0
There was late drama at Selhurst Park as Luka Milivojevic’s injury time penalty was saved by Ederson in one of the most eventful goalless matches at Crystal Palace as Manchester City’s 18 game winning run came to an end in South London.
Unlike many teams coming up against City, Crystal Palace had a real go and made a game of it at Selhurst Park but City, who lost Gabriel Jesus to a serious looking knee injury early on and Kevin De Bruyne in injury time, could not find a way past their hosts who – in contrast with other teams facing City recently – played a full part in an absorbing game against Pep Guardiola’s team in the first half.
City had hit the woodwork through Sergio Aguero and were denied by last ditch defending and Wayne Hennessey saves while Palace could have snatched a late goal from eight yards in the second half before the injury time drama.
City ended the year on 59 points having dropped their first Premier League points on the road this season, 14 ahead of nearest rivals Chelsea, but will worry about the fitness of Jesus and De Bruyne with a full set of January fixtures ahead.