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Team News: Wickham Returns For Eagles

16 January 2016


Connor Wickham has been restored to the Crystal Palace line-up for today's game against Manchester City.

The striker returned to action following a hamstring injury in the midweek defeat at Aston Villa from the bench, but he starts this afternoon in the only alteration made by Alan Pardew from Tuesday's game.

City meanwhile have made five changes to the side that drew 0-0 with Everton on Wednesday, with Yaya Toure and Raheem Sterling the big name dropping to the bench.

David Silva and Kelechi Iheanacho come in for them, with Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolorov taking Gael Clichy and Bakary Sagna's full-back spots.

Fabian Delph is also preferred to Jesus Navas in midfield,

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, otamendi, Kolarov, Delph, Fernando, De Bruyne, Iheananacho, Silva, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Clichy, Navas, Sterling, Toure, Humphreys.

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Zaha, Cabaye, McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon, Wickham. Subs: Speroni, Kelly, Jedinak, Mutch, Lee, Chamakh, Campbell.



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