• 28 Dec 2013, Kick Off 3:00pm
  • Ref: Andre Marriner
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City
1
0
Crystal Palace
66' Edin Dzeko
 
Result
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    • 1Hart
    • 38Boyata
    • 4Kompany
    • 33Nastasic
    • 22Clichy
    • 25Fernandinho
    • 14Javi García
    • 15Navas
    • 21Silva
    • 7Milner
    • 10Dzeko
    • 1Speroni
    • 27Delaney
    • 3Mariappa
    • 19Gabbidon
    • 4Parr
    • 13Puncheon
    • 2Ward
    • 15Jedinak
    • 7Bolasie
    • 46Bannan
    • 30Jerome
    • 30Pantilimon
    • 17Rodwell
    • 9Negredo
    • 13Kolarov
    • 42Yaya Touré
    • 6Lescott
    • 8Nasri
    • 21Moxey
    • 6Campaña
    • 34Price
    • 9Phillips
    • 16Gayle
    • 20Williams
    • 29Chamakh

    Manchester City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 J. Hart
    • 38 D. Boyata (Negredo '55)
    • 4 V. Kompany
    • 33 M. Nastasic
    • 22 G. Clichy
    • 25 F. Luiz Rosa (Nasri '55)
    • 14 F. García Fernández
    • 15 J. Navas
    • 21 D. Silva
    • 7 J. Milner (Kolarov '75)
    • 10 E. Dzeko

    Crystal Palace

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-5-1
    • 1 J. Speroni
    • 27 D. Delaney
    • 3 A. Mariappa
    • 19 D. Gabbidon
    • 4 J. Parr
    • 13 J. Puncheon
    • 2 J. Ward
    • 15 M. Jedinak
    • 7 Y. Bolasie (Williams '76)
    • 46 B. Bannan (Gayle '81)
    • 30 C. Jerome (Chamakh '35)
    Substitutes
    • 30 C. Pantilimon
    • 17 J. Rodwell
    • 9 . Negredo
    • 13 A. Kolarov
    • 42 G. Touré
    • 6 J. Lescott
    • 8 S. Nasri
    Substitutes
    • 21 D. Moxey
    • 6 J. Campaña
    • 34 L. Price
    • 9 K. Phillips
    • 16 D. Gayle
    • 20 J. Williams
    • 29 M. Chamakh
    • 1 Goals 0
    • 4 Shots On Target 4
    • 8 Shots Off Target 5
    • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 12 Fouls 7
    • 2 Hand Balls 0
    • 76.3 Possession % 23.7
    • 804 Total Passes 236
    • 725 Accurate Passes 161
    • 31 Crosses 14
    • 8 Accurate Crosses 2
    • 12 Corners 5
    • 13 Tackles Won 17
    • 18 Total Tackles 20
    • 0 Blocks 11
    • 11 Blocked Scoring Attempts 0
    • 9 Interceptions 12
    • 16 Clearances 34
    • 16 Effective Clearances 34
    • 8 Headed Clearances 24
    • 4 Keeper Saves 3
    • 7 Keeper Throws 1
    • 7 Accurate Keeper Throws 1
    • 10 Goal Kicks 13
    • 9 Accurate Goal Kicks 5

    Premier League Preview: Manchester City v Crystal Palace

    NegredoBoxing Day proved fruitful for both Manchester City and Crystal Palace. Wins against Liverpool and Aston Villa respectively proved vital for two sides that are battling at either end of the Premier League table.

    Man City sit second in the Premier League table, one point behind leaders Arsenal, while Palace sit just one place above the relegation zone on 16 points.

    Manuel Pellegrini’s side showed why they are the most feared side at home in the Premier League this year, continuing their unbeaten home record with a 2-1 win over Liverpool. It was counter-attacking football at its finest, with the likes of Alvaro Negredo, David Silva and Jesus Navas providing a spectacle for the fans. Over at Villa Park, it looked as if Palace would come out of the match with nothing more than a draw until Dwight Gayle scored in injury time.

    Realistically nobody expects Palace to get anything out of the match and they themselves will not have looked at this game as a must-win match. Manchester City have won five and lost only one of their last 10 home league meetings with Crystal Palace. However the Eagles have kept five clean sheets in their last eight games, but against the best attack in the league it’s going to be a big call to get anything from the Etihad Stadium.

    FFC Predicts: Manchester 4-0 Crystal Palace

    The quality of the players at Man City puts most Premier League clubs to shame. The likes of Yaya Toure and David Silva in the midfield, and the in-form Alvaro Negredo up front means Palace are going to be restricted going forward, purely as they will have to worry about the counter-attacking ability of The Citizens.

    Manchester City v Crystal Palace Pre-Match Stats

    Manchester City have won five and lost only one of their last 10 home league meetings with Crystal Palace (D4).

    The Eagles have both scored and conceded in nine of their last 10 league meetings with the Citizens.

    Palace have taken just two points from eight Premier League trips to Manchester (both City and United).

    City are unbeaten in their final game of the year since returning to the Premier League in 2002-03 (W5 D6).

    Manchester City have equalled the Premier League record for goals scored after 18 games in a season (53 – level with themselves in 2011-12). The PL record after 19 games is also 53.

    Manchester City are the only team in the Premier League this season yet to drop a point at home (P9 W9 D0 L0). They have also scored in each of their last 59 Premier League home games.

    Alvaro Negredo has now scored in each of his last nine competitive appearances at the Etihad Stadium.

    Tony Pulis has won nine points from his six Premier League games in charge of Crystal Palace – two more than Ian Holloway and Keith Millen won combined in 2013-14 (7 in 12 games).

    The Eagles have kept five clean sheets in their last eight Premier League matches.

    Man City have profited from six goals from substitutes this season in the Premier League; more than any other side.