UK time is: 13:27:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

City too strong for Palace

Crystal Palace put in a strong performance against Man City but City came out 2-0 winners in the Carling Cup second round.

City created the first chance of the match inside the first two minutes when Emmanuel Adebayor set up Carlos Tevez who wastefully fired off target.

But from then on, Palace took the game to the Premier League big spenders with Clint Hill heading an attempt right at Shay Given.

The City keeper was then tested and dived down low to keep out Freddie Sears' effort before Darren Ambrose was only inches away from scoring with a striking shot from 25 yards that flew just over.

Palace stopper Julian Speroni fisted a powerful Adebayor shot over the bar and shortly afterwards came rushing out to thwart fellow Argentinian Tevez.

Sears fed by a quick thinking Derry nipped in behind Toure for a great chance but Given reacted fast to beat away his effort.

Five minutes into the second half, City took the lead when Stephen Ireland found Shaun Wright-Phillips in space down the right wing and he powered his shot into the far corner.

Two minutes later, Ireland sent Adebayor clear on goal but Speroni made a superb block to deny the striker.

Wright-Phillips hit the bar after getting set up by Robhino but Palace should have equalised as the impressive Victor Moses blazed his shot wide after good work from Nathaniel Clyne.

Tevez made the tie safe for the visiting side by finding space in the box to head home Wright-Phillips' corner in the 71st minute.

He could have added another but Speroni made another good stop. Palace had two chances late on as Shaun Derry fired off target and Alassane N'Diaye headed at Given.

Eagles boss Warnock will be pleased with the spirited display from his players who matched the millionaires for most of the match but did not have that extra quality to win it.

Palace: Speroni, Clyne, Fonte, McCarthy, Hill, Ambrose (Smith 72), Derry, Danns, N'Diaye, Moses (Carle 80), Sears (Scannell 72).

Not Used: Flahavan, Lawrence, Lee, Butterfield.

Man City: Given, Richards, Lescott, Toure, Bridge, Wright-Phillips, Ireland, Barry, Robinho (Bellamy 72), Adebayor, Tevez (De Jong 86).

Not Used: Taylor, Onuoha, Zabaleta, Petrov, Weiss.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Pete Dunbar Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 28 2009

Time: 6:51AM

Your Comments

Very impressed with Palace, Speroni did brilliantly as did Spears and Moses taking the eye. You certainly gave us a fright. have a great season.
Buzz Lightyear
Good cup tie and Palace certainly looked up for the fight. Sears looks a good prospect, hope you can hang on to him! Good luck for the season.
fifthcolumnblue
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crystal Palace Articles

Parish - We Talk But That's All It Is (Monday October 27 2014)

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Palace (Sunday October 26 2014)

Palace In Takeover Talks? (Sunday October 26 2014)

Warnock Fumes Following Speroni Assault (Saturday October 25 2014)

Stats: West Brom v Crystal Palace (Saturday October 25 2014)

Team News: West Bromwich Albion v Palace (Saturday October 25 2014)

Warnock Confirms Contracts For Duo (Thursday October 23 2014)

Adarabioyo Signs Short Term Deal (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Palace 1-2 Chelsea (Sunday October 19 2014)

Archived Crystal Palace Articles

List All Vital Palace Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. WBA 9 2 4 3 -1 10
14. Newcastle 9 2 4 3 -5 10
15. Aston Villa 9 3 1 5 -10 10
16. Crystal Palace 9 2 3 4 -3 9
17. Leicester City 9 2 3 4 -4 9
18. Sunderland 9 1 5 3 -9 8
19. Q.P.R. 9 2 1 6 -10 7

Breaking League News

The Villa Times - 31/10/2014
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 13:00:00
Arsenal v Burnley Match Preview
Arsenal : 31/10/2014 12:29:00
Eto`o set to trigger new deal
Everton : 31/10/2014 12:00:00
AVFC - This Season v Last Season (9 Games)
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 11:38:00
Villa Injury Update Ahead Of Spurs Clash
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 11:10:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

WBA MotM
Suggested By:  Eddy
Speroni 20%
Kelly 0%
Mariappa 0%
Hangeland 0%
Ward 0%
Zaha 0%
Jedinak 0%
Ledley 0%
Bolasie 60%
Chamakh 0%
Campbell 0%
Sub - Hennessey 0%
Sub - Puncheon 0%
Sub - Guedioura 20%