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Team News: Six Changes For Palace

28 January 2017

Sam Allardyce has made six changes to his side for today’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Manchester City, with Andros Townsend restored to the starting line-up.

The winger is one of five alterations in midfield from last weekend’s 1-0 defeat against Everton, with Chung-yong Lee, Jordon Mutch, Mathieu Flamini and Joe Ledley also lining up in the middle of the park.

The other switch sees Martin Kelly return in defence, while Christian Benteke starts up front for the Eagles, having scored twice in the previous round against Bolton Wanderers.

Manchester City meanwhile have handed a first start to Gabriel Jesus following his move from Palmeiras, as Pep Guardiola makes five changes to the side that let a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 against Tottenham Hotspur.

Vincent Kompany returns from injury to start for City, while Willy Caballero is preferred to Claudio Bravo in goal. Meanwhile, Bacary Sagna and Fabien Delph also come in, with Sergio Aguero missing out altogether.

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Kelly, Schlupp, Lee, Mutch, Flamini, Ledley, Townsend, C. Benteke. Subs: Perntreou, Fryers, Delaney, Cabaye, McArthur, Kaikai, Remy.

Man City: Caballero, Sagna, Kompany, Kolorov, Clichy, Delph, Toure, Sterling, Silva, Sane, Jesus. Subs: Bravo, Zabaleta, Stones, Fernando, Navas, De Bruyne, Nolito.

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