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City too strong for Palace

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.

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Writer:Pete Dunbar
Date:Friday August 28 2009
Time: 6:51AM

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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
28/08/2009 08:15:00
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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
28/08/2009 10:11:00
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