CRY
MCI
90'
FT Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City.
88'
 
City sub: Negredo on, Dzeko off.
Manchester City Substitution
85'
City are closing this gae out in a very professional fashion - but the Palace fans haven't got the memo!
82'
Fernandinho tees it up for Dzeko, whose shot from 25 yards rolls straight into Speroni's hands.
79'
Palace are asking questions of City, but Pellegrini's side are not cracking under the pressure. In fact, they look very comfortable.
Manchester City Substitution
76'
Javi Garcia has been the unsung hero for City today. Has been making crucial interceptions all afternoon in the middle of the park.
74'
Speroni called into action again and the Palace goalkeeper saved well with his feet as Dzeko's shot clips off Dann and almost squirms past him.
Crystal Palace Substitution
72'
 
Palace sub: Ince on, Bolasie off.
Crystal Palace Yellow card

Crystal Palace

Man City

70'
 
Ward gets a yellow for a late one on Milner.
69'
 
Palace subs: Gayle & Murray on, Chamakh & Jerome off.
Crystal Palace Substitution
Crystal Palace Substitution
68'
Palace preparing a double substituion as Dzeko hits the deck, holding his lower back.
67'
Ward goes for goal with an audacious long-range effort that flies wide.
Manchester City Substitution
65'
 
City sub: Fernandinho on, Yaya Toure off. Toure applauded by the City fans - great performance by the big man.
62'
Palace need a spark of inspiration from somewhere if they hope to salvage anything from the game. Just lacking their usual boundless enthusiasm against a very well organised City.
60'
In fact, Toure has indicated that he cannot continue. Fernandinho is warming up and is ready to come on.
59'
Toure just taking some time to recover from that sudden burst of energy. Having spent some time out, he may not quite be at the peak of physical fitness.
58'
Toure makes a brilliantly powerful run into the box - but his cutback doesn't quite reach Aguero.
56'
City pushing for a third here, but Palace are not letting this game go without a fight.
Crystal Palace Yellow card

Crystal Palace

Man City

54'
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52'
Nasri's corner meets Demichelis, but the Argentine's header is off target.
51'
Nasri drives into the box from the left and tries to guide his cross towards Aguero, but City have to settle for a corner.
49'
Kolarov goes for goal from the free-kick, but cannot keep his effort down.
48'
Dzeko gets across Ledley, who trips the Manchester City man 25 yards from goal.
47'
Hart called into action for the first time this afternoon, turning Puncheon's low effort around the post.
46'
SECOND HALF. We are back underway.
45'+1
HT Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City
45'
City are ending the half on a high here. Aguero has a go from the edge of the box. It flicks off Ward and into Speroni's arms.
44'
Jerome almost levels for Palace straight away, but he cannot make the slightest of contacts that the cross from the right required. Very close.
43'
 
GOAL! Toure makes it 2-0! What a goal by Toure, who powers forward, cuts inside the last defender and arrows a superb shot into the top corner with his left foot. Powerful, skilful, measured - great stuff by the Ivorian.
Manchester City Goal

Left Footed - Top Left

42'
Milner's measured cross is cut out by Bolasie before Dzeko is penalised for a late challenge on Ward.
40'
Nasri is limping - but he's back on.
39'
Fernandinho warming up, just in case Nasri cannot continue.
38'
Nasri has taken a hit here and is down receiving treatment. Losing the Frenchman would be a big blow for City.
36'
This time Dann heads Kolarov's free-kick away, but City will keep up the pressure with a corner - but Chamakh and Jedinak combine to clear Nasri's corner.
35'
Palace are startin to concede needless free-kick on the edge of the box. This time Ledley is penalised for a trip on Aguero.
34'
City claim a penalty as Toure's shot struck Delaney's arm in the box - very hard to give a penalty for that. Point blank range.
32'
 
Zabaleta booked for a reckless challenge from behind on Chamakh. Incidentally, that's Zabaleta's 11th yellow of the season.
30'
City doing a job on Palace so far. Very professional approach by Pellegrini's side, who are cautiously looking for a second to calm their nerves.
28'
Milner does well to bring down Hart's long ball, but is unlucky to see the ball get away from him under pressure from Delaney.
26'
Palace are holding their own, but are unable to wrestle control of the midfield from Toure and Garcia, who have dominanted the middle of the park.
Crystal Palace Yellow card

Crystal Palace

Man City

24'
 
Delaney was very late on Dzeko and can have no complaints as he sees yellow.
22'
Palace survive as Toure lifts it towards Zabaleta, who was looking for Aguero - but Dann defends it very well.
20'
This time it's plaed short to Nasri, whose pacy ball almost reaches Dzeko, but the Bosnian is muscled out of it by Dann, who stood his ground well.
19'
The corner is played in towards Kompany, but Palace clear at the expense of another corner. City keeping up the pressure here.
18'
Aguero loses it as he drives into the Eagles' box but Dzeko recycles the ball and earns a corner for his side.
17'
Quick stat for you: That Dzeko goal means the Eagles have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 12 league meetings with Manchester City.
16'
Aguero looks sharp today. He wriggles free of his marker, exchanges a one-two and wins a corner for his side.
15'
Delaney pumps a long free-kick into the box but Hart claims well to relieve the pressure.
14'
Jerome drives forward and appears to be tripped on the edge by Kompany - but nothing given.
12'
But it's all for nothing as the corner fails to get beyond the first man.
11'
Palace feeling their way into the contest slowly. Kolarov is forced into conceding Palace's first corner - the big men are up from the back for Palace.
10'
Tony Pulis doesn't look impressed. His side are yet to get ahold of this match.
9'
You have to say it's been the perfect start by City. They've quietened the boisterous Palace fans and are controlling the tempo.
7'
Aguero attempts another acrobatic volley from Nasri's free-kick, but the Argentine cannot make a proper connection.
6'
A blue flare has been lit at the City end. The atmosphere is matching the explosive start on the pitch here at Selhurst Park.
5'
Speroni races off his line and almost gets caught out by Aguero, but Speroni gets away with only conceding a corner.
4'
 
GOAL! Dzeko scores for City! Toure lifts an ich-perfect cross into the middle and Dzeko powers a downward header beyond Speroni. Perfect start for City!
Manchester City Goal

Header - Bottom Left

3'
Milner's cross picks out Zabaleta, who almost teed up Nasri. City asking the early questions here.
2'
Aguero attempts an audacious volley after Toure lifted it over the Palace defence, but the striker cannot quite connect.
1'
KICK OFF. Palace get us underway at a bouncing Selhurst Park.
16.05
Will City take full advantage of that slip-up by Liverpool and close to within three points of the Reds? Tweet me your match predictions @mjdasilva
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16.00
A couple of stats for you... The Eagles have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 11 league meetings with Manchester City... But Manchester City have only won two of their last 11 league games against Palace at Selhurst Park (D5 L4).
15.55
Manuel Pellegrini: "It will be a very difficult game, as it was when they played them at the Etihad in December. We will have play well if we want to win. Tony Pulis is doing a very good job - Palace have been one of the best teams in the second half of the season and I congratulate him. [On Chelsea possibly fielding a weakened team against Liverpool] I don't know what Chelsea or other teams are going to do in the future. The only thing we must try to do is win our games."
15.50
Pulis [on having nothing to play for]: "We have a responsibility to the Premier League and to the rest of the teams that we give the best we possibly can. We know our two games at home are going to be very difficult against two top teams and Fulham might still be fighting to get out of the bottom three, and other teams will expect us to put in a shift so it's all to play for."
15.45
Tony Pulis: "[on being mentioned as a potential Manager of the Season] It is not for me to blow my own trumpet or pat myself on the back, that's for other people to say. That is very nice [to be talked about] and, if I got it, there would be no-one more pleased than myself. But there are other people involved, a football club is not just about one person. The chairman and the directors deserve a lot of credit for backing us in January."
15.40
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15.35
Manchester City are boosted by the return of Yaya Toure after the midfielder sat out the last two matches with injury. The Ivorian is one of three changes, along with Alexsandar Kolarov and James Milner.
15.30
Marouane Chamakh returns to the Crystal Palace team as the Eagles look for a club-record sixth consecutive league victory.
15.25
CRYSTAL PALACE: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome. Subs: Hennessey, Gabbidon, Parr, Dikgacoi, Ince, Gayle, Murray /// MANCHESTER CITY: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Milner, Garcia, Toure, Nasri, Dzeko, Aguero. SUBS: Pantilimon, Lescott, Richards, Clichy, Fernandinho, Jovetic, Negredo
15.15
Hello everyone Welcome to LIVE text commentary of Crystal Palace vs Manchester City from Selhurst Park. Team news to follow...

Starting Line-ups

Crystal Palace
Manchester City
    • 1
      Speroni
    • 2
      Ward
    • 27
      Delaney
    • 6
      Dann
    • 3
      Mariappa
    • 7
      Bolasie
    • 28
      Joe Ledley
    • 15
      Mile Jedinak
    • 42
      Puncheon
    • 29
      Chamakh
    • Jerome
Team Manager:  Alan Pardew
    • 10
      Dzeko
    • 16
      Agüero
    • 7
      Milner
    • Javi García
    • 42
      Yaya Touré
    • 8
      Nasri
    • 5
      Zabaleta
    • 4
      Kompany
    • 26
      Demichelis
    • 11
      Kolarov
    • 1
      Hart
Team Manager:  Manuel Pellegrini
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Speroni 0 4 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Ward 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 3 1 0 0 90
D. Delaney 0 0 0 4 12 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
S. Dann 0 0 0 1 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
A. Mariappa 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Mile Jedinak 0 0 0 53 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
J. Puncheon 0 0 2 29 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 90
Joe Ledley 0 0 0 54 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
Y. Bolasie 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 73
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Chamakh 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69
C. Jerome 0 0 0 14 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 69
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Hart 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Demichelis 0 0 0 1 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
V. Kompany 0 0 0 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
P. Zabaleta 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 90
A. Kolarov 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Milner 0 0 0 46 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
S. Nasri 0 1 0 55 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 90
Javi García 0 0 0 47 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Yaya Touré 1 1 1 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. Dzeko 1 0 3 32 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 88
S. Agüero 0 0 2 23 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 79
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