English Premier League Report: Cyrstal Palace v Manchester City


Pep Guardiola made four changes from their defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy returning from injuries, while Bernardo Silva and Jesus started ahead of Riyad Mahrez and Sergio Aguero.

City were on the front foot in the early exchanges and they almost opened the scoring in the 21st minute after IIkay Gundogan cut back inside and curled a low shot towards the bottom corner that was parried away by goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy.

Jesus eventually broke the deadlock six minutes before the break with a low diving header that sailed in off the post following Bernardo Silva's diagonal cross.

David Silva quickly made it 2-0 for the Citizens two minutes thereafter with a volleyed effort through the legs of Hennessy, after some good work by Raheem Sterling on the edge of the box.

City were patient with their build-ups coming from the break and they almost went three goals up in the 68th minute, but Henessy was on hand to keep out Jesus' curling effort.

Christian Benteke went close to pulling a goal back moments after replacing Luka Milivojevic, but his towering header was parried onto the crossbar by shot-stopper Ederson and cleared away from danger.

Wilfried Zaha also had a chance to pull a goal back for the hosts with two minutes remaining after being given enough space to take a strike at goal inside the box but Ederson made another brilliant save to make it comfortable for the Citizens, who held on for the 2-0 win