• 27 Apr 2014, Kick Off 4:10pm
  • Ref: Howard Webb
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Selhurst Park, London
Crystal Palace
0
2
Manchester City
 
Result
43' Yaya Touré
4' Edin Dzeko
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    • 1Speroni
    • 3Mariappa
    • 6Dann
    • 27Delaney
    • 2Ward
    • 13Puncheon
    • 15Jedinak
    • 28Joe Ledley
    • 7Bolasie
    • 30Jerome
    • 29Chamakh
    • 1Hart
    • 5Zabaleta
    • 4Kompany
    • 26Demichelis
    • 13Kolarov
    • 7Milner
    • 14Javi García
    • 42Yaya Touré
    • 8Nasri
    • 10Dzeko
    • 16Agüero
    • 2Richards
    • 25Fernandinho
    • 9Negredo
    • 6Lescott
    • 35Jovetic
    • 30Pantilimon
    • 22Clichy

    Crystal Palace

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-4-1-1
    • 1 J. Speroni
    • 3 A. Mariappa
    • 6 S. Dann
    • 27 D. Delaney
    • 2 J. Ward
    • 13 J. Puncheon
    • 15 M. Jedinak
    • 28 J. Ledley
    • 7 Y. Bolasie (Ince '73)
    • 30 C. Jerome (Murray '69)
    • 29 M. Chamakh (Gayle '69)

    Manchester City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-4-2
    • 1 J. Hart
    • 5 P. Zabaleta
    • 4 V. Kompany
    • 26 M. Demichelis
    • 13 A. Kolarov
    • 7 J. Milner
    • 14 F. García Fernández
    • 42 G. Touré (Luiz Rosa '66)
    • 8 S. Nasri
    • 10 E. Dzeko (Negredo '88)
    • 16 S. Agüero (Jovetic '79)
    Substitutes
    • 8 K. Dikgacoi
    • 16 D. Gayle
    • 17 G. Murray
    • 26 W. Hennessey
    • 11 T. Ince
    • 19 D. Gabbidon
    • 4 J. Parr
    Substitutes
    • 2 M. Richards
    • 25 F. Luiz Rosa
    • 9 . Negredo
    • 6 J. Lescott
    • 35 S. Jovetic
    • 30 C. Pantilimon
    • 22 G. Clichy
    • 0 Goals 2
    • 0 First Half Goals 2
    • 2 Shots On Target 6
    • 1 Shots Off Target 6
    • 3 Yellow Cards 1
    • 9 Fouls 10
    • 4 Offsides 0
    • 46.4 Possession % 53.6
    • 399 Total Passes 468
    • 302 Accurate Passes 374
    • 20 Crosses 24
    • 0 Accurate Crosses 8
    • 4 Corners 8
    • 15 Tackles Won 19
    • 21 Total Tackles 24
    • 4 Blocks 0
    • 0 Blocked Scoring Attempts 4
    • 16 Interceptions 17
    • 41 Clearances 28
    • 41 Effective Clearances 28
    • 22 Headed Clearances 16
    • 4 Keeper Saves 2
    • 4 Keeper Throws 2
    • 4 Accurate Keeper Throws 2
    • 11 Goal Kicks 7
    • 5 Accurate Goal Kicks 3

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    Probable Lineups:

    PalaceCityCrystal Palace (4-4-1-1): Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Puncheon, Jedinak, Joe Ledley, Bolasie, Chamakh, Jerome

    Much to everyone’s surprise, Crystal Palace has now won five matches in a row as their recent fine form rewards them with safety from relegation. Tony Pulis has led his team from 20th at the end of last year all the way to 11th place as they look to halt City’s title chances in their next encounter. The Palace manager will refrain from making too many changes to his squad as they are currently getting better and better as the season comes to a close. Their current winning streak is currently even better than that of their opponents Manchester City. Marouane Chamakh could start the match ahead of Kagisho Dikgacoi with Joe Ledley moving into a more midfield role and Chamakh playing being Cameron Jerome in attack. No major injury concerns for Pulis as he has a good selection of players.

    Manchester City (4-2-2-2): Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kompany, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Milner, Nasri, Dzeko, Aguero

    Manchester City travel to Norwich expecting nothing but a victory because anything less will surely gift the title to Liverpool. However, City haven’t been on a good run of form as they only notched three wins, two draws, and a lost in their last six. Manuel Pellegrini’s side are current six points behind the league leaders with only one game left in hand. All they can do in regards to the title is hope Liverpool slip up in one of their last three games. The team face Norwich with two key injury concerns being David Silva and Jesus Navas who are all looking to miss the match. Pellegrini will now need to make quite a few changes to his side, but with the depth of his squad, he is bound to still have the competitive edge. Gael Clichy looks to be replaced by Aleksandar Kolarov at left back while James Milner should be given the heads up to play in place of the injured Silva. With injury to Navas the manager will continue to use his two man strike partnership despite usually sticking to a lone front man.

    What the fans are saying…

    Remember this?

    Earlier this season, Crystal Palace almost managed to hold off Manchester City away at the Etihad Stadium with the match ending 1-0, thanks to a Edin Dzeko goal. With the game this time being played at Selhurst Park, expect attacking football from both sides.

    Fantasy Football Danger Man

    Aguero

    Sergio Aguero had been in sensational form earlier in the season scoring 15 goals before his injury at the end of January. However, on the back of his three game return, he managed one goal and two assist, so the striker is sure to cause problems as he begins to get back to his best.

    Stats to get your head around…

    The Eagles have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 11 league meetings with Manchester City.

    Manchester City have only won two of their last 11 league games against Palace at Selhurst Park (D5 L4).

    Only Liverpool (11) are on a longer current winning streak in the Premier League than Crystal Palace (5).

    Palace have only claimed two points from losing positions this season, fewer than any other side.

    The Eagles have conceded only 20 goals in 23 games under Tony Pulis. The only team to have conceded fewer in this period are Chelsea (16).

    Crystal Palace have claimed 27 points from just 16 goals scored in 2014.

    Palace’s rate of 1.54 points per goal in the Premier League is bettered by only one team in Premier League history (Leeds 1.64 in 1996-97).

    Manchester City have claimed just eight points from their last five Premier League away games after gathering 12 from the previous four.

    Four of Man City’s last five Premier League goals have come before half-time.

    Man City’s last six Premier League games in London have produced 25 goals.