Vital Report - Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City
Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Manchester City: City Tame Eagles in Tight Thriller!
An injury time winner from Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho broke Palace hearts in the 90th minute. A hot day created an intensely competitive and quite even match. In the first half Palace attacked Manchester City with Zaha and Bolasie energetic on the wings, with Bakary Sako going close. Jesus Navas went close, taking the ball around Alex McCarthy before shooting into the side netting.
The match was a game of chess which City eventually won in a very painful fashion for Palace. Yet Palace went close first through Yannick Bolasie then via a McArthur header. Later on Dwight Gayle connected with a cross to beat Joe Hart but sent it narrowly wide. From the resulting goal kick City went down the field and found the net via Nigerian Teenager Kelechi Iheanacho who made it 0-1 right at the end of the game.
Sergio Aguero went off injured following a heavy tackle from Scott Dann but the game was refereed in a fair fashion and passed off without incident.
Next up for Crystal Palace two London Derbies against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, then back to Selhurst to face Charlton Athletic under the lights in the third round of the League Cup.
Used courtesy of Burchy's Palace Blog.