Crystal Palace 1-3 Man City: Sterling brace & Jesus goal send City back on top

Game is over and the final score is Crystal Palace 1-3 Man City. Here is the match report.

Match Events

10′ Sterling misses a golden chance!

Sane plays David Silva into the area, and the Spaniard does brilliantly tight up against the touchline to beat his man and pick out the perfect pull-back for Sterling, who has the goal at his mercy from eight yards but drags his first-time effort wide!

15′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 Man City (Sterling)

Sterling doesn’t miss this time, and it’s 1-0! De Bruyne carves Palace apart with a delightful throughball from 40 yards out to play Sterling through on goal after Palace squandered a free-kick.

Sterling takes it in stride and lifts an exquisite finish over Guaita to open the scoring!

[6:05 PM, 4/14/2019] MSAFIMEDIA: 32′ CLOSE! Sane’s shot hits the post

That’s a terrific piece of individual skill from the winger who dances his way through the defence before forcing Guaita into a fine save at his near post! The chance comes just moments after a vital piece of last-ditch defending from the visitors denied Kouyate a big chance from six yards.

44′ City almost have a second!

Gundogan floats a terrific ball over the top where three City players converge on it from six yards out!

Sane almost seemed to foul David Silva, preventing him from turning it in as they get their signals crossed. Instead it falls for De Bruyne, but his shot from eight yards is blocked behind!
[6:05 PM, 4/14/2019] MSAFIMEDIA: 48′ De Bruyne chips in a cross that almost deflects into the net

An early test for Guaita who has to be alert as De Bruyne’s ball in creeps under David Silva before being turned goalwards by an unsuspecting Kelly. The Palace keeper did well to stick with it and make a comfortable save in the end.

63′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City (Sterling)

David Silva picks out Sane with a clever pull-back, and the winger drags an inviting delivery across goal for Sterling, who guides a sublime first-time finish back across Guaita and in at the far post.

Great vision from Sane not to just try and force a shot through a crowd, but instead pick out Sterling in space as he’s credited with the assist.

81′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-2 Man City (Milivojevic)

It’s 2-1 and suddenly Selhurst Park has come to life, as Milivojevic drives his free-kick in at the far post, around the wall with ease! That looked almost too easy for him!

90′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-3 Man City (Jesus)

Jesus restores their two-goal lead as he’s played through on the end of De Bruyne’s throughball and finishes confidently to make it 3-1. There was a hint of offside in it, but the linesman’s flag stayed down.

Line-ups

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Dann, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic (C), McArthur, Schlupp; Townsend, Zaha, Benteke.

Subs: Hennessey, Ward, Kouyate, Meyer, Sako, Ayew, Batshuayi.

Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Kompany (C), Laporte, Mendy; Gundogan, D. Silva, De Bruyne; Sane, Sterling, Aguero.

Subs: Muric, Danilo, Stones, Bernardo, Mahrez, Otamendi, Jesus.