Manchester City suffered its fourth consecutive loss in the English Premier League after going down 2-1 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday. What started as a good game for the champions ended in a defeat for Manuel Pellegrini’s men. Palace had a great start with their first saved attempt by Wilfried Zaha.
Man City had total control of the first half yet they failed to penetrate. However their slow build-ups on the pitch allowed the hosts to organise their defence quite easily. David Silva was very adamant at the forefront but could not get the ball past Julian Speroni.
Things changed in the 34th minute when Glenn Murray’s right footed shot from close range found the bottom right corner. The first half ended with the Eagles in the lead 1-0. Three minutes into the second half, Murray won a free kick which was taken by Jason Puncheon, who produced a spectacular goal.
The second goal sent south London into ecstasy. After a few failed attempts, Yaya Toure’s left footed shot from outside the box found the bottom left corner to put Pellegrini’s charges on the scoreboard. In the added four minutes City tried to net an equaliser but Speroni made sure that they did not succeed.
Alan Pardew’s side continues its sterling form in the second half of the season while the Citizens are down to fourth, three points behind rivals Manchester United who they will be facing on Sunday.