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News Article  | English Premier League

Pep’s City Lose Winning Streak At Palace

English Premier League Report: Crystal Palace v Manchester City 31 December 2017

By SL International - Dec 31, 2017 04:01 PM
English Premier League
 
Result: Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester City
 
Date: 31 December 2017
 
Venue: Selhurst Park
 
Manchester City’s 18-match winning streak in the Premier League came to an end as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
 
In the ninth minute, City survived a hearts-in-mouths moment when a mix-up between Ederson and Eliaquim Mangala allowed Christian Benteke to pounce on the ball. Mangala, who had fallen to the turf during the muddle, raced back to his feet to block the Belgian’s shot.
 
This was just one of several promising passages of play for Palace early on, but they lost captain Scott Dann to an injury sustained in his challenge on Kevin de Bruyne after 15 minutes. Dann was replaced by Martin Kelly.
 
City suffered a blow of their own as a tearful Gabriel Jesus limped off in the 23rd minute to make way for Sergio Agüero.
 
The Argentine wasted little time in making an impact. Five minutes after his introduction, the striker’s deflected shot from just outside the box struck Wayne Hennessey’s right post.
 
However, Roy Hodgson’s side continued to take the game to the visitors, who would not have been too disappointed with the 0-0 half-time scoreline given the run of play.
 
Pep Guardiola’s charges continued to struggle after the break, but they occasionally looked threatening. In the 57th minute, İlkay Gündoğan played a one-two off de Bruyne and curled a long-range shot narrowly wide of the post.
 
62 minutes in, Wayne Hennessey made a fantastic save to deny Leroy Sané at the far post after a cross from Raheem Sterling deflected into the German’s path.
 
Sané would have been the hero had his shot went in, but moments later, he could so easily have turned into the villain. Palace players tried to persuade Jon Moss to hand him a second yellow card for a foul on Wilfried Zaha, but the referee was unmoved.
 
The nervy moments didn’t stop there for the Premier League leaders. In the 77th minute, Andros Townsend was presented with a glorious chance inside the box after receiving the ball in space from Zaha on the right, but he somehow blasted his shot over the target.
 
In the 90th minute, Zaha won a penalty as he went down after tussling with Sterling. Replays suggested it was a soft one, but justice was arguably served as Ederson saved Luka Milivojević’s shot down the middle to preserve a point for City.
 
Jason Puncheon could arguably have had a late red card for a horror tackle on de Bruyne, which led to both players being stretchered off.
 
It was a dismal day for City, but they will nevertheless go into the new year 14 points clear of second-placed Chelsea, while Palace have moved a point clear of the relegation zone.

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Prayer@k4l Joined: 05 Nov 2017
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Prayer@k4l Jan 01, 2018 08:15 PM
That's palace..
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jan 01, 2018 05:38 PM
But still city is un beating
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Big[®]sykes Jan 01, 2018 02:48 PM
City just need a maximum of 10 wins then they are home and dry, mission making over rated epl look normal has just began. Next in the hot seat at the theatre of dreams is Carlo Ancelotti, my prediction
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SIBONISO259@GMAIL.COM Jan 01, 2018 11:21 AM
hard luck better than losing
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Dave1992 Jan 01, 2018 09:45 AM
Brave performance from Palace,showed no respect to City by the way Happy New Year to all Footy lovers
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Jan 01, 2018 08:28 AM
Selhurst park is like Makhulong(Thembisa)slaughterin g plek,pep wont win the league
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JOMMAK Jan 01, 2018 02:11 AM
Bull...., Pep will still win this nonsense by about 20points...
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Big[®]sykes Dec 31, 2017 10:02 PM
Its difficult now, they played swansea last weekend, they played newcastle on wednesday, today away at palace tuesday they playing again, but buka la liga its like they are having a mini break, epl is tough baba but this one is in the bag for pep, 14 points is huge given that his competitors are inconsistant
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Big[®]sykes Dec 31, 2017 09:56 PM
I dont think so but i love what palace did, they didnt just roll over and die they took the game to city and it paid off
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Michaeltshigama Dec 31, 2017 09:44 PM
I smell a loose very soon
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Michaeltshigama Dec 31, 2017 09:44 PM
City's paraffin speed has come to an end
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Big[®]sykes Dec 31, 2017 09:37 PM
A fan of football will love what pep is doing in the epl, turning it into a one horse race, like the bundesliga, a fan of result will defend mourinho with his boring bus parking, counter attack formation, id rather watch my arsenal loose while trying to play football than this man u win ugly
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Big[®]sykes Dec 31, 2017 09:34 PM
Well ke december boss in the epl, its crazy, man u was playing yesterdày and they are off to goodison park tommorow for another draw
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Ntsekle Dec 31, 2017 08:48 PM
Wonderful palance
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Messaldo70 Dec 31, 2017 08:11 PM
what the fuuu** manC 0-0
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Matayitayi Dec 31, 2017 07:37 PM
As long as you didn't lose boys..do it for Pep G .
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Always a way Dec 31, 2017 07:27 PM
Nobody could have guessed that C.palance will hold Man city not when they're on the pick
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Dec 31, 2017 07:08 PM
hope it's not the first and last,EPL is differ to Germany,xperience count dnt write Mou-off
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Mavulela Dec 31, 2017 05:43 PM
Pep will embarrassed himself by losing this league
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Michaeltshigama Dec 31, 2017 05:43 PM
City will loose their next game

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