Report and free highlights when Pep Guardiola’s side from Manchester City met Wilfried Zaha in his 200th and played a role in Aymeric Laporte’s red card before Conor Gallagher scored the points for Palace
Crystal Palace for one of the shocks of the season when they beat Manchester City 2-0 and Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher scored the goals.
Zaha raced away with a counterattack from Palace to give the visitors the lead after seven minutes, and scored his 50th Premier League goal for the club to be the last man.
The team of Pep Guardiola gave their coach in the second half when his 200 stand offside while building.
That decision seemed City and Palace cleverly countered in the final stages, with Gallagher shooting home to seal the points.
That puts Manchester City five points behind Chelsea in third place in the Premier League.
Palace came in this tough test according to vi he drew in a row, but many were impressed with her performance. They started out as a team full of confidence in putting City under pressure. It was this pressure that led to the shocking opening goal.
Man City: Ederson (6), Walker (5), Ruben Dias (6), Laporte (3), Cancelo (6), Silva (6), Rodri (6), De Bruyne (5), Gabriel Jesus (6), Foden (6), Grail (6)
Subtitle: Stones (6), Mahrez (6)
Crystal Palace: Guaita (8), Ward (7), Andersen (8), Guehi (8), Mitchell (8), Gallagher (9), Kouyate (8), McArthur (8), Zaha (9), Ayew ( 7), Edouard (7)
Subs: Olise (7), Benteke (7), Schlupp (7)
Man of the Match: Conor Gallagher
City brought the ball out from behind when Laporte was fit into no man’s land after being startled by pressure from Gallagher and Zaha.
Zaha raced past Ruben Dias and shot with him a low left-foot shot over Ederson into the far corner – a 50th Premier League goal for the local winger.
Vicente Guaita stopped a shot from Rodri and Joao Cancelo struck wildly as the hosts tried to level , but City’s free-flowing style was lacking.
In stoppage time in the first half, things got worse for City as Zaha Laporte caused more problems with his pace and strength.
Zaha turned center-back Laporte, who responded, by pulling the goalscorer to the deck to prevent him from running on goal. Referee Andre Marriner dealt a direct red card – a decision that was confirmed by the VAR.
City, fueled by this potential injustice, tried to tip an excited Zaha over the edge as Bernardo Silva came up for a frustrated challenge against him and Ederson joined him in the notebook as tempers frayed at half time.
Rodri shot a first goal just after Jack Grealish’s setback when play resumed after the break, but the Eagles still looked dangerous .
Marc Guehi headed just after a free kick won and whipped in by Gallagher, who did the job of about two players in an impressive performance.
City checked patiently, but Guaita was not massively tested, when Rodri shot another headstrong finish after a corner.
As Foden became more involved, the pressure on the Palace defense began to grow and City celebrated the equalization in the 61st minute. Or what they thought was an equalizer.
Foden’s magic cross was steered home by Jesus from a seemingly impossible angle, but with City waiting for the kick-off at the center line, VAR decided that Foden had been sidelined in the setup.
Jordan Ayew missed a glorious chance and Cancelo saw a low shot that swayed from end to end, but it was Palace who carried the greater threat. And coach Patrick Vieira celebrated a second goal two minutes before the end of the game.
Zaha, who had again timed his deficit perfectly, kept a cool head under pressure and met substitute Michael Olise, who fired Gallagher to shoot home and secure the points.
Crystal Palace coach Patrick Vieira: “We are showing that we are improving as a team. For City it is one of the most difficult stadiums in the Premier League. I am very happy with the way it is done how we approached the game. We knew it. ” It was important to defend well and we did.
“We accepted to suffer and work really hard and in the end we were rewarded. It was important to us because we went to Liverpool and played really well but conceded three goals. “
” Outside of possession there were details that we needed to improve and today the group showed for 95 minutes that they could do it.
“When you get to City you have to be a bit lucky, but today it wasn’t just about that.
We have to go into the signing area of the season with the Chelsea man on loan. He was absolute once again everywhere for Palace at the top of midfield, setting the tone for their intense early pressing that resulted in Zaha opening goal. But not only is he a player with tremendous workhorse skills, he also has a lot of quality. The finish showed that for his goal.
City receive gt on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Club Brugge in the Champions League, before it goes live in the Sky Sports Premier League on Saturday at 12.30 p.m. to rival Manchester United. Palace welcomes the Wolves to the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm.
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