Manchester City went on to claim a comfortable three points away from home, taking advantage of Liverpool’s loss against Chelsea, to close to within three points of the log leaders with a game in hand, when they smashed Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park Stadium on Sunday. Manuel Pellegrini’s men took the lead in the first half of the match, courtesy of Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure, respectively. The visitors brought to an end Palace’s five-game winning streak while putting their own English Premier League title chase is back on track.
Dzeko opened the scoring early in the game when Toure chipped the ball into the Palace area and the Bosnian sent it home through a header. The match had no any promising incidents to alter the score board until Toure curled home a superb effort two minutes before the interval.
The visitors kept on the pressure and controlled the possession almost throughout the clash. Julian Speroni retorted well to take care of Dzeko’s deflected strike that could have taken City’s lead to three goals. The game ended 2-0 with the Citizens bagging the maximum points to reignite their Premier League title chase while Tony Pulis will know his Eagles are safe from relegation anyway.