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      Crystal Palace vs Manchester City

      Palace 2 Man City 4

      Palace2
      Mateta4'
      Édouard86'
      Man City4
      De Bruyne13' 70'
      Lewis47'
      Haaland66'
      Sat 06 Apr 11:30(KO listed in users′ timezone)

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      Match Summary

      Summary:

      • Palace unchanged from midweek defeat at Bournemouth
      • Mateta breaks away to place Palace ahead in the fourth minute
      • Gvardiol heads over from close range moments later
      • Henderson twice denies Rodri with stunning saves
      • De Bruyne finds the top corner with remarkable strike after 13 minutes
      • Henderson then denies Haaland one-on-one
      • City probe for a second but Palace hold firm under pressure
      • Ayew smashes against the bar as half-time approaches
      • HT: Palace 1-1 Man City
      • Mateta drills into the side-netting immediately after the restart
      • Lewis lashes City into the lead a minute later
      • Andersen makes key block from Alvarez as visitors seek a third
      • Haaland taps in City’s third on 66 minutes
      • De Bruyne scores the visitors’ fourth moments later
      • Edouard denied late consolation by block on the line
      • Forward reduces the deficit with a near-post finish
      • FT: Palace 2-4 Man City

      It's no secret that a Saturday lunchtime kick-off can often take a short while to come to the boil – but not so on this occasion, as the match started in frenetic fashion.

      Oliver Glasner – naming an unchanged starting XI from the midweek defeat to Bournemouth – had noted ahead of the match that he anticipated spells of sustained City pressure, but also opportunities for his team on the counter.

      So the case proved after just four minutes, as a turnover in possession saw a quick interchange of passes by Palace on the halfway line.

      A fine first-time pass from Adam Wharton set Jean-Philippe Mateta running clear. As Ruben Dias sprinted across to tackle, the forward kept his cool to place a pinpoint low finish across the face of goal and into the bottom corner – his fourth goal in his last six matches.

      You don’t enjoy quite the level of success Pep Guardiola’s team have in recent seasons, however, without the ability to mount a response, and City’s was immediate: Josko Gvardiol ought to have equalised within seconds, but flicked over the bar when unmarked from six yards out.

      The pressure continued to mount, and Dean Henderson was forced to make two fine stops from Rodri in quick succession: the first was instinctive, with his leg, as the Spaniard drilled across goal, but the second was an outstanding, plunging save after the midfielder seemed to have half-volleyed an effort perfectly into the bottom corner from just inside the box.

      Sadly, the reprieve was momentary, as Kevin de Bruyne scored a superb equaliser after 13 minutes, cutting in from the left and sweeping a soaring effort into the top corner. On this occasion, Henderson had no chance.

      Palace’s moments, as Glasner had foreseen, were still coming, and only slightly overhit final balls from Wharton and Daniel Muñoz denied Ebere Eze the chance to get a shot away at the end of two promising breaks.

      Henderson’s superb opening 20 minutes continued when Erling Haaland raced onto de Bruyne's pass and ran clean through, but the shot-stopper made himself big and stuck out a leg to deny the striker.

      After a frantic first quarter of the match, the pattern of play settled somewhat, with City dominant in possession but Palace threatening on the counter. Indeed, the Eagles perhaps ought to have retaken the lead moments before half-time.

      Jordan Ayew picked Rodri’s pocket 40 yards from goal and drove towards the box. With a square pass on for Mateta, Ayew used his teammate’s run as a decoy and instead struck a rising effort from the edge of the box – it veered towards the top corner, but crashed against the crossbar rather than the back of the net.

      Nevertheless, Palace were full value for their parity at half-time, giving as good as they got. Sadly, the traffic was more one-way in the second period.

      Palace did start brightly again, Mateta after cutting inside from the left flank within seconds of the restart, but this time his low effort found Stefan Ortega’s side-netting.

      City once again responded immediately: when Palace were unable to deal with Jack Grealish’s deflected cross, the ball fell invitingly for Rico Lewis inside the area, and the England international took a touch before lashing home from close range.

      The goal appeared to draw Palace’s sting, and Guardiola’s team remained on top; only an admittedly fortunate block from Joachim Andersen, who was lying on the floor with an injury, prevented Julian Alvarez from placing City’s third past Henderson.

      But that clincher did arrive on 66 minutes when Grealish’s reverse pass found De Bruyne with too much space inside the area, and Haaland was quickest to react to his square pass, reaching the front post and turning home.

      Moments later, it was four. Once again, Grealish was involved, laying the ball off for Rodri, who in turn teed up De Bruyne – once again, from a difficult angle, the Belgian produced an impressive outside-of-the-boot finish.

      After such a promising first-half, Palace did finish strongly, inspired by the return of Michael Olise from injury; the No. 7 featured for the final 15 minutes.

      The winger almost teed up fellow substitute Odsonne Edouard in the closing stages, squaring for the forward after Muñoz had won the ball high, but Edouard was denied by a combination of City defenders Dias and John Stones.

      The striker would get his goal moments later, however, when Naouirou Ahamada and Jeffrey Schlupp linked up down the left side, the latter whipping the ball in to the near post.

      Edouard did well to get his toe to it first and prod home to reduce the deficit – but the points remained City’s.

      Palace: Henderson (GK), Muñoz, Ward, Andersen, Lerma, Mitchell (Clyne, 74), Hughes (Ahamada, 82), Wharton, Ayew (Olise, 74), Mateta (Edouard, 74), Eze (Schlupp, 64).

      Subs: Matthews (GK), Tomkins, Ozoh, Umeh.

      Manchester City: Ortega (GK), Dias, Stones, Gvardiol (Akanji, 45), Rodri (Kovacic, 74), Lewis, Bobb, De Bruyne (Silva, 90+2), Grealish, Alvarez (Nunes, 74), Haaland

      Subs: Ederson (GK), Gomez, Doku, Foden, Susoho

      Match Blog

      Full-Time

      Match ends, Crystal Palace 2, Manchester City 4.
      90'+8'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matheus Nunes.
      90'+7'

      free kick won

      Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      90'+6'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      90'+6'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace).
      90'+4'

      free kick won

      Rico Lewis (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+3'

      Substitution

      Manchester City
      Kevin
      De Bruyne(17)
      off
      Bernardo Silva(20)
      on
      90'+2'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jefferson Lerma.
      90'+1'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Olise.
      90'+1'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Oscar Bobb.
      86'

      Crystal Palace Goal!

      Crystal Palace
      Goal!
      Crystal Palace
      Odsonne
      Édouard(22)
      Odsonne Édouard
      Goal! Crystal Palace 2, Manchester City 4. Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp with a cross.
      85'

      free kick won

      Rúben Dias (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      84'

      free kick won

      Rico Lewis (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      83'

      free kick won

      Manuel Akanji (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      82'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Will Hughes
      Will
      Hughes(19)
      off
      Naouirou Ahamada
      Naouirou
      Ahamada(29)
      on
      81'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Wharton.
      81'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Olise.
      78'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Matheus Nunes (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Oscar Bobb.
      78'

      free kick won

      Matheus Nunes (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      78'

      free kick won

      Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      75'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.
      75'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Tyrick Mitchell
      Tyrick
      Mitchell(3)
      off
      Nathaniel
      Clyne(17)
      on
      74'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Jean-Philippe Mateta
      Jean-Philippe
      Mateta(14)
      off
      Odsonne Édouard
      Odsonne
      Édouard(22)
      on
      74'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Jordan Ayew
      Jordan
      Ayew(9)
      off
      Michael Olise
      Michael
      Olise(7)
      on
      74'

      Substitution

      Manchester City
      Julián
      Álvarez(19)
      off
      Matheus Nunes(27)
      on
      74'

      Substitution

      Manchester City
      Rodrigo(16)
      off
      Mateo
      Kovacic(8)
      on
      73'

      free kick won

      Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      72'

      free kick won

      Rico Lewis (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      70'

      Manchester City Goal

      Manchester City
      Goal!
      Manchester City
      Kevin
      De Bruyne(17)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 4. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rodri.
      66'

      Manchester City Goal

      Manchester City
      Goal!
      Manchester City
      Erling
      Haaland(9)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 3. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.
      64'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Eberechi Eze
      Eberechi
      Eze(10)
      off
      Jeffrey
      Schlupp(15)
      on
      63'

      Yellow Card

      Mateta(14)
      Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      62'

      free kick won

      Rodri (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      60'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jack Grealish.
      56'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne following a corner.
      54'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.
      54'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Erling Haaland.
      47'

      Manchester City Goal

      Manchester City
      Goal!
      Manchester City
      Rico
      Lewis(82)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 2. Rico Lewis (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
      46'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta is caught offside.
      45'

      Substitution

      Manchester City
      Josko
      Gvardiol(24)
      off
      Manuel
      Akanji(25)
      on

      First-Half Ends

      First Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 1.
      45'+2'

      Yellow Card

      Gvardiol(24)
      Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card.
      45'+2'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      45'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Josko Gvardiol.
      44'

      free kick won

      Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      39'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Rico Lewis (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rúben Dias.
      38'

      post

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.
      36'

      offside

      Offside, Manchester City. Josko Gvardiol is caught offside.
      34'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by John Stones following a corner.
      33'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.
      30'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rúben Dias.
      28'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joel Ward.
      28'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joel Ward.
      26'

      free kick won

      Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      23'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      22'

      start delay

      Delay in match (Manchester City).
      19'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jefferson Lerma.
      19'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a through ball.
      18'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
      13'

      Manchester City Goal

      Manchester City
      Goal!
      Manchester City
      Kevin
      De Bruyne(17)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.
      11'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Dean Henderson.
      11'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Rodri (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
      11'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rico Lewis.
      10'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rico Lewis.
      7'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta is caught offside.
      7'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross following a corner.
      6'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Dean Henderson.
      5'

      free kick won

      Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      4'

      Crystal Palace Goal!

      Crystal Palace
      Goal!
      Crystal Palace
      Jean-Philippe
      Mateta(14)
      Jean-Philippe Mateta
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 0. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Wharton with a through ball following a fast break.
      2'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.
      1'

      free kick won

      Rico Lewis (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

      Kick-Off

      lineup

      Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

      Starting lineup

      18
      Stefan Ortega
      GK
      3
      Rúben Dias
      DF
      24
      Josko Gvardiol
      DF
      45'+2'
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      5
      John Stones
      DF
      82
      Rico Lewis
      MF
      47'
      17
      Kevin De Bruyne
      MF
      13'
      70'
      substitution icon90'+3'
      19
      Julián Álvarez
      MF
      substitution icon74'
      16
      Rodrigo
      MF
      substitution icon74'
      10
      Jack Grealish
      S
      9
      Erling Haaland
      S
      66'
      52
      Oscar Bobb
      S

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      8
      Mateo Kovacic
      substitution icon74'
      11
      Jérémy Doku
      20
      Bernardo Silva
      substitution icon90'+3'
      21
      Sergio Gómez
      25
      Manuel Akanji
      substitution icon45'
      27
      Matheus Nunes
      substitution icon74'
      31
      Ederson
      47
      Phil Foden
      76
      Mahamadou Susoho
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      Stefan Ortega
      GK
      3
      Rúben Dias
      DF
      24
      Josko Gvardiol
      DF
      45'+2'
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      5
      John Stones
      DF
      82
      Rico Lewis
      MF
      47'
      17
      Kevin De Bruyne
      MF
      13'
      70'
      substitution icon90'+3'
      19
      Julián Álvarez
      MF
      substitution icon74'
      16
      Rodrigo
      MF
      substitution icon74'
      10
      Jack Grealish
      S
      9
      Erling Haaland
      S
      66'
      52
      Oscar Bobb
      S

      Substitutes

      8
      Mateo Kovacic
      substitution icon74'
      11
      Jérémy Doku
      20
      Bernardo Silva
      substitution icon90'+3'
      21
      Sergio Gómez
      25
      Manuel Akanji
      substitution icon45'
      27
      Matheus Nunes
      substitution icon74'
      31
      Ederson
      47
      Phil Foden
      76
      Mahamadou Susoho
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      Match Summary

      Summary:

      • Palace unchanged from midweek defeat at Bournemouth
      • Mateta breaks away to place Palace ahead in the fourth minute
      • Gvardiol heads over from close range moments later
      • Henderson twice denies Rodri with stunning saves
      • De Bruyne finds the top corner with remarkable strike after 13 minutes
      • Henderson then denies Haaland one-on-one
      • City probe for a second but Palace hold firm under pressure
      • Ayew smashes against the bar as half-time approaches
      • HT: Palace 1-1 Man City
      • Mateta drills into the side-netting immediately after the restart
      • Lewis lashes City into the lead a minute later
      • Andersen makes key block from Alvarez as visitors seek a third
      • Haaland taps in City’s third on 66 minutes
      • De Bruyne scores the visitors’ fourth moments later
      • Edouard denied late consolation by block on the line
      • Forward reduces the deficit with a near-post finish
      • FT: Palace 2-4 Man City

      It's no secret that a Saturday lunchtime kick-off can often take a short while to come to the boil – but not so on this occasion, as the match started in frenetic fashion.

      Oliver Glasner – naming an unchanged starting XI from the midweek defeat to Bournemouth – had noted ahead of the match that he anticipated spells of sustained City pressure, but also opportunities for his team on the counter.

      So the case proved after just four minutes, as a turnover in possession saw a quick interchange of passes by Palace on the halfway line.

      A fine first-time pass from Adam Wharton set Jean-Philippe Mateta running clear. As Ruben Dias sprinted across to tackle, the forward kept his cool to place a pinpoint low finish across the face of goal and into the bottom corner – his fourth goal in his last six matches.

      You don’t enjoy quite the level of success Pep Guardiola’s team have in recent seasons, however, without the ability to mount a response, and City’s was immediate: Josko Gvardiol ought to have equalised within seconds, but flicked over the bar when unmarked from six yards out.

      The pressure continued to mount, and Dean Henderson was forced to make two fine stops from Rodri in quick succession: the first was instinctive, with his leg, as the Spaniard drilled across goal, but the second was an outstanding, plunging save after the midfielder seemed to have half-volleyed an effort perfectly into the bottom corner from just inside the box.

      Sadly, the reprieve was momentary, as Kevin de Bruyne scored a superb equaliser after 13 minutes, cutting in from the left and sweeping a soaring effort into the top corner. On this occasion, Henderson had no chance.

      Palace’s moments, as Glasner had foreseen, were still coming, and only slightly overhit final balls from Wharton and Daniel Muñoz denied Ebere Eze the chance to get a shot away at the end of two promising breaks.

      Henderson’s superb opening 20 minutes continued when Erling Haaland raced onto de Bruyne's pass and ran clean through, but the shot-stopper made himself big and stuck out a leg to deny the striker.

      After a frantic first quarter of the match, the pattern of play settled somewhat, with City dominant in possession but Palace threatening on the counter. Indeed, the Eagles perhaps ought to have retaken the lead moments before half-time.

      Jordan Ayew picked Rodri’s pocket 40 yards from goal and drove towards the box. With a square pass on for Mateta, Ayew used his teammate’s run as a decoy and instead struck a rising effort from the edge of the box – it veered towards the top corner, but crashed against the crossbar rather than the back of the net.

      Nevertheless, Palace were full value for their parity at half-time, giving as good as they got. Sadly, the traffic was more one-way in the second period.

      Palace did start brightly again, Mateta after cutting inside from the left flank within seconds of the restart, but this time his low effort found Stefan Ortega’s side-netting.

      City once again responded immediately: when Palace were unable to deal with Jack Grealish’s deflected cross, the ball fell invitingly for Rico Lewis inside the area, and the England international took a touch before lashing home from close range.

      The goal appeared to draw Palace’s sting, and Guardiola’s team remained on top; only an admittedly fortunate block from Joachim Andersen, who was lying on the floor with an injury, prevented Julian Alvarez from placing City’s third past Henderson.

      But that clincher did arrive on 66 minutes when Grealish’s reverse pass found De Bruyne with too much space inside the area, and Haaland was quickest to react to his square pass, reaching the front post and turning home.

      Moments later, it was four. Once again, Grealish was involved, laying the ball off for Rodri, who in turn teed up De Bruyne – once again, from a difficult angle, the Belgian produced an impressive outside-of-the-boot finish.

      After such a promising first-half, Palace did finish strongly, inspired by the return of Michael Olise from injury; the No. 7 featured for the final 15 minutes.

      The winger almost teed up fellow substitute Odsonne Edouard in the closing stages, squaring for the forward after Muñoz had won the ball high, but Edouard was denied by a combination of City defenders Dias and John Stones.

      The striker would get his goal moments later, however, when Naouirou Ahamada and Jeffrey Schlupp linked up down the left side, the latter whipping the ball in to the near post.

      Edouard did well to get his toe to it first and prod home to reduce the deficit – but the points remained City’s.

      Palace: Henderson (GK), Muñoz, Ward, Andersen, Lerma, Mitchell (Clyne, 74), Hughes (Ahamada, 82), Wharton, Ayew (Olise, 74), Mateta (Edouard, 74), Eze (Schlupp, 64).

      Subs: Matthews (GK), Tomkins, Ozoh, Umeh.

      Manchester City: Ortega (GK), Dias, Stones, Gvardiol (Akanji, 45), Rodri (Kovacic, 74), Lewis, Bobb, De Bruyne (Silva, 90+2), Grealish, Alvarez (Nunes, 74), Haaland

      Subs: Ederson (GK), Gomez, Doku, Foden, Susoho

      Match Blog

      Full-Time

      Match ends, Crystal Palace 2, Manchester City 4.
      90'+8'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matheus Nunes.
      90'+7'

      free kick won

      Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      90'+6'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      90'+6'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace).
      90'+4'

      free kick won

      Rico Lewis (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+3'

      Substitution

      Manchester City
      Kevin
      De Bruyne(17)
      off
      Bernardo Silva(20)
      on
      90'+2'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jefferson Lerma.
      90'+1'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Olise.
      90'+1'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Oscar Bobb.
      86'

      Crystal Palace Goal!

      Crystal Palace
      Goal!
      Crystal Palace
      Odsonne
      Édouard(22)
      Odsonne Édouard
      Goal! Crystal Palace 2, Manchester City 4. Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp with a cross.
      85'

      free kick won

      Rúben Dias (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      84'

      free kick won

      Rico Lewis (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      83'

      free kick won

      Manuel Akanji (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      82'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Will Hughes
      Will
      Hughes(19)
      off
      Naouirou Ahamada
      Naouirou
      Ahamada(29)
      on
      81'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Wharton.
      81'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Olise.
      78'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Matheus Nunes (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Oscar Bobb.
      78'

      free kick won

      Matheus Nunes (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      78'

      free kick won

      Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      75'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.
      75'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Tyrick Mitchell
      Tyrick
      Mitchell(3)
      off
      Nathaniel
      Clyne(17)
      on
      74'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Jean-Philippe Mateta
      Jean-Philippe
      Mateta(14)
      off
      Odsonne Édouard
      Odsonne
      Édouard(22)
      on
      74'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Jordan Ayew
      Jordan
      Ayew(9)
      off
      Michael Olise
      Michael
      Olise(7)
      on
      74'

      Substitution

      Manchester City
      Julián
      Álvarez(19)
      off
      Matheus Nunes(27)
      on
      74'

      Substitution

      Manchester City
      Rodrigo(16)
      off
      Mateo
      Kovacic(8)
      on
      73'

      free kick won

      Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      72'

      free kick won

      Rico Lewis (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      70'

      Manchester City Goal

      Manchester City
      Goal!
      Manchester City
      Kevin
      De Bruyne(17)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 4. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rodri.
      66'

      Manchester City Goal

      Manchester City
      Goal!
      Manchester City
      Erling
      Haaland(9)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 3. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.
      64'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Eberechi Eze
      Eberechi
      Eze(10)
      off
      Jeffrey
      Schlupp(15)
      on
      63'

      Yellow Card

      Mateta(14)
      Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      62'

      free kick won

      Rodri (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      60'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jack Grealish.
      56'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne following a corner.
      54'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.
      54'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Erling Haaland.
      47'

      Manchester City Goal

      Manchester City
      Goal!
      Manchester City
      Rico
      Lewis(82)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 2. Rico Lewis (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
      46'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta is caught offside.
      45'

      Substitution

      Manchester City
      Josko
      Gvardiol(24)
      off
      Manuel
      Akanji(25)
      on

      First-Half Ends

      First Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 1.
      45'+2'

      Yellow Card

      Gvardiol(24)
      Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card.
      45'+2'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      45'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Josko Gvardiol.
      44'

      free kick won

      Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      39'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Rico Lewis (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rúben Dias.
      38'

      post

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.
      36'

      offside

      Offside, Manchester City. Josko Gvardiol is caught offside.
      34'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by John Stones following a corner.
      33'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.
      30'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rúben Dias.
      28'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joel Ward.
      28'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joel Ward.
      26'

      free kick won

      Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      23'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      22'

      start delay

      Delay in match (Manchester City).
      19'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jefferson Lerma.
      19'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a through ball.
      18'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
      13'

      Manchester City Goal

      Manchester City
      Goal!
      Manchester City
      Kevin
      De Bruyne(17)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.
      11'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Dean Henderson.
      11'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Rodri (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
      11'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rico Lewis.
      10'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rico Lewis.
      7'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta is caught offside.
      7'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross following a corner.
      6'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Dean Henderson.
      5'

      free kick won

      Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      4'

      Crystal Palace Goal!

      Crystal Palace
      Goal!
      Crystal Palace
      Jean-Philippe
      Mateta(14)
      Jean-Philippe Mateta
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 0. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Wharton with a through ball following a fast break.
      2'

      corner

      Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.
      1'

      free kick won

      Rico Lewis (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

      Kick-Off

      lineup

      Lineups are announced and players are warming up.