Without a pure striker, City Bend Palace

Without a pure striker, City Bend Palace

Manchester Manchester City won easily 3-0 over Crystal Palace. The three goals of the Citizens printed David Silva (2) and Yaya Toure. These results make them match points while Chelsea with 39 points.

Manchester City host Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium, Saturday (12/20/2014) night in the Premier League weekend of the 17th.

Manuel Pellegrini did not have a pure striker in the team because of all injuries. He chose James Milner plays as a striker or false nine. He supported Samir Nasri and David Silva.

In the stronghold Palace, Fraizer Campbell became a mainstay on the front lines. He supported Yannick Bolasie and Jason Puncheon.

The game

City tried to take the initiative to attack since the early minutes. But, they are a little difficult to disassemble the opponent’s defense. Efforts recent shots on goal in the 15th minute. However, Nasri shot was off the mark.

Palace threatened in the 19th minute. Jedinak header from a corner kick harness can still be pushed Hart.

Difficulty penetrating the defense meeting Palace, City tried to threaten through kickkicking distance as did Yaya Toure in the 23rd minute. Ivory Coast players kick it far over the bar.

Five minutes later, back kicking distance is released Yaya Toure. Again, the direction is still not meet the target. The best opportunities come by City in the 43rd minute. Receiving feedback breakthrough Yaya Toure, Zabaleta escaped from the convoy and faced with the goalkeeper. Unfortunately, the Argentine players pick and poke the ball wide direction. 0-0 score lasted until the interval.

City kicked off and could break the deadlock in the 49th minute. Utilizing a short pass Zabaleta, kick Silva on foot Dann and change direction. Goalkeeper Palace, Speroni, could not prevent the ball into the net.

The Citizens were able to double the score in the 61st minute. Receiving feedback Kolarov from the left wing drag, flick Silva in front of the goal can not be dammed Speroni.

Palace can be scored in the 68th minute. Unfortunately, header McArthur utilizing cross Bolasie disallowed for offside.

Winning two goals did not make City satisfied. They scored again in the 81st minute. Hard kick left foot pierced landslide Yaya Toure‘s goal Palace. Score changes last until the game ended 3-0.

This victory makes City to match points while Chelsea with 39 points in second place, while Palace ranked 16th with 15 points.


Man City: Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Eliaquim Mangala, Aleksandar Kolarov; Fernandinho, YaYa Toure; Jesus Navas, David Silva (Frank Lampard 69 ), Samir Nasri (Scott Sinclair 89‘); James Milner (Fernando 82 ). Coach: Manuel Pellegrini

Crystal Palace: Julian Speroni; Martin Kelly, Brede Hangeland, Scott Dann, Joel Ward; James McArthur, Mile Jedinak, Joseph Ledley (Barry Bannan 90 ); Jason Puncheon (Jerome Thomas 84 ), Fraizer Campbell (Wilfried Zaha 67‘), Yannick Bolasie. Coach: Neil Warnock