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Man City Keep Pressure On Liverpool With Palace Scalp

English Premier League 

Result: Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester City

Date: 14 April 2019

Venue: Selhurst Park

Manchester City moved to the top in the Premier League temporarily after defeating Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.

The visitors should have been ahead inside 10 minutes when David Silva weaved his way into the box to pick out Raheem Sterling, who somehow fired wide from six-yards out.
 
Sterling made up for the miss four minutes later after latching onto a pass from Kevin de Bruyne before rifling the ball into the far corner.
 
Palace coach Roy Hodgson opted to start Christian Benteke upfront, but the Belgian forward cut a frustrated figure against Vincent Kompany and Aymeric Laporte.
 
City dominated for the remainder of the first half, but they were unable to carve out another clear-cut opening in the Palace box.
 
The second half got off to a quiet start in the second half, but they sprung into life and doubled their lead in the 63rd minute, with Sterling turning home a cross from Leroy Sane.
 
With one eye on Wednesday's UEFA Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur, Pep Guardiola opted to withdraw Sergio Aguero for Gabriel Jesus with just over 20 minutes remaining.
 
Palace managed to pull a goal back with nine minutes remaining through captain Luka Milivojević, who curled home a fine free-kick from the edge of the box.
 
However, the Citizens sealed the win late in the game as substitute Gabriel Jesus fired home close range.
 

 

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