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  • Date:28 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:47,107
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93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Samir Nasri on Damien Delaney.

93mins

The referee signals the end of the game.

93mins

Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

92mins

Alvaro Negredo is penalised for a handball.

91mins

Joe Hart takes the free kick.

91mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Williams on Gael Clichy.

90mins

A cross is delivered by Adrian Mariappa.

89mins

Foul by David Silva on Jonathan Williams, free kick awarded.

86mins

Free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

86mins

Adrian Mariappa challenges Samir Nasri unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85mins

Unfair challenge on Joel Ward by David Silva results in a free kick.

82mins

Clearance made by Danny Gabbidon.

82mins

The ball is delivered by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

81mins

Dwight Gayle replaces Barry Bannan.

80mins

Gonzalez Jesus Navas fouled by Damien Delaney, the ref awards a free kick.

78mins

Chance falls to Edin Dzeko who heads at goal. Julian Speroni makes a block.

78mins

The ball is sent over by Aleksandar Kolarov.

76mins

Jason Puncheon challenges Aleksandar Kolarov unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76mins

Jonathan Williams joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yannick Bolasie.

75mins

Aleksandar Kolarov on for James Milner.

72mins

Jonathan Parr delivers the ball.

67mins

Joel Ward takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Joe Hart parries the effort to safety.

65mins

Clearance made by Francisco Javi Garcia.

65mins

Adrian Mariappa crosses the ball.

65mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Yannick Bolasie.

64mins

Shot by Mile Jedinak. A parry by Joe Hart prevents the goal.

63mins

Free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.

63mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh by Vincent Kompany.

60mins

Centre by David Silva.

60mins

Clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

60mins

Alvaro Negredo produces a cross.

59mins

Edin Dzeko fouled by Danny Gabbidon, the ref awards a free kick.

58mins

Clearance made by Gael Clichy.

58mins

Corner taken by Yannick Bolasie.

58mins

Clearance made by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

55mins

Dedryck Boyata goes off and Alvaro Negredo comes on.

55mins

Samir Nasri joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luis Fernandinho.

54mins

Clearance by Marouane Chamakh.

53mins

Gonzalez Jesus Navas concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Parr.

53mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by James Milner.

53mins

James Milner produces a cross.

51mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Bannan.

50mins

Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

50mins

The second half begins.

50mins

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

50mins

The ball is swung over by James Milner.

50mins

Foul by Dedryck Boyata on Yannick Bolasie, free kick awarded.

49mins

Jonathan Parr manages to make a clearance.

49mins

Vincent Kompany has an effort at goal. Blocked by Joel Ward.

49mins

Joel Ward makes a clearance.

49mins

Clearance by Damien Delaney.

48mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh by Vincent Kompany.

48mins

Gonzalez Jesus Navas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Danny Gabbidon.

48mins

Corner taken short by James Milner.

47mins

Header at goal by Luis Fernandinho. Julian Speroni parries the effort to safety.

47mins

James Milner sends in a cross.

47mins

Corner taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

47mins

James Milner delivers the ball.

46mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Silva by Joel Ward.

45mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Bannan.

44mins

James Milner sends in a cross.

41mins

The ball is swung over by James Milner.

40mins

David Silva takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

39mins

Danny Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

39mins

The ball is sent over by Dedryck Boyata.

39mins

Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

38mins

Dedryck Boyata gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa.

38mins

Corner from the taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

35mins

Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

35mins

Clearance by Jonathan Parr.

35mins

Marouane Chamakh is brought on as a substitute for Cameron Jerome.

33mins

Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

29mins

Cameron Jerome concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Hart.

28mins

Corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line.

28mins

Corner taken by David Silva.

28mins

Adrian Mariappa sends in a cross.

27mins

Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Corner taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas from the right by-line.

24mins

James Milner has an effort at goal. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

23mins

Corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line.

22mins

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Barry Bannan gets a block in.

20mins

Gonzalez Jesus Navas has an effort at goal. Blocked by Yannick Bolasie.

19mins

Clearance by Joel Ward.

19mins

Clearance by Mile Jedinak.

19mins

Barry Bannan restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Matija Nastasic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie.

17mins

James Milner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Parr.

15mins

Yannick Bolasie takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

12mins

Yannick Bolasie produces a cross.

9mins

Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

8mins

Gonzalez Jesus Navas has an effort at goal. Joel Ward gets a block in.

8mins

Headed chance falls to Dedryck Boyata. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

7mins

Luis Fernandinho takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Danny Gabbidon gets a block in.

5mins

Shot by Edin Dzeko went wide of the right-hand post.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Zabaleta ready for second half push Defender Pablo Zabaleta has acknowledged the second half of the season is when Manchester City have to step up their game. Although their 100 per cent home record remains intact after nine matches it was given a severe examination by Liverpool in a 2-1 win on Boxing Day. That moved City into second place in the Barclays Premier League, just a point behind Arsenal, and with struggling Crystal Palace visiting on Saturday there is a chance for them to go top ahead of the Gunners' Sunday encounter at Newcastle. "It was a massive win. We played against a very strong side in Liverpool and it was really important to get three points and keep the team winning their home games. I think we did a good job," Zabaleta said. "We have to push even more now. We know December and January is one of the key points for the big teams to make a difference because we play many games and you need to try to keep winning. "At the moment we are doing well, are one point behind the leaders and that is why Crystal Palace is also a key game. "We are very comfortable and we feel good and have huge confidence. "Sometimes there is talk we need to improve our performances away from home but we had a good win at Fulham and now our next game is at home to Crystal Palace so we need to have a good rest and be fit for that game." Nine straight wins means the Etihad is formidable place for opposition teams to go, but boss Manuel Pellegrini is conscious they need to avoid complacency. The Chilean is not happy his side have to play so soon after the Liverpool match and his players unusually underwent a recovery session immediately after the game before all being taken back to the team hotel to prepare for Saturday. "What I think we must have at least 72 hours from this game to another," he said. "All the other teams at the top of the table apart from Manchester United (and City) play 72 hours after. "These days we play so closely the rest of the teams must be the same, although not a winter break, no." Having been regularly attacked by Liverpool Pellegrini must prepare his side for another approach from what will be a pragmatic approach from a team managed by Tony Pulis. "Palace are a different challenge but maybe everyone thinks we are going to beat them because it is an easy game," he said. "All the teams in relegation positions provide tough opposition. "We must now try to recover as soon as we can and we will see what happens on Saturday but I don't think it will be an easy game. "We will start talking about not making a mistake and thinking it will be an easy game." Meanwhile, Crystal Palace midfielder Barry Bannan has set his sights on upsetting City after proving his point to former club Aston Villa. Bannan returned to Villa Park on Boxing Day for the first time since being sold in the summer by the club he served for nine years, and came out on the winning side. A spectacular injury-time strike from Dwight Gayle earned Palace a 1-0 victory to lift them out of the relegation zone ahead of the trip to the Etihad Stadium. Bannan played a key role against Villa and almost opened the scoring with a shot that was tipped onto a post by Brad Guzan. The only sour note for the 24-year-old was being booed by Villa fans, although there was plenty of applause when he was substituted late on. He said: "It's football, people move on to different places, but hopefully I've shown that I'm good enough to be playing in this league and hopefully they'll be the ones that will be sorry for selling me. "This club will always be in my heart. I support them now kind of as well so it's a bit sad to see people booing but it happens in football. When I came off at the end there were a few that clapped so it was nice to see they appreciated me." Pulis has top scorer Marouane Chamakh available for the clash after suspension.

Formation:4231Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

Formation: 451Manager: Tony Pulis

Crystal Palace

  • Joe Hart
  • Dedryck Boyata
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Matija Nastasic
  • Gael Clichy
  • Luis Fernandinho
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Gonzalez Jesus Navas
  • David Silva
  • James Milner
  • Edin Dzeko
  • SUBS
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Samir Nasri
  • Alvaro Negredo
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Yaya Toure

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWDWWW
  • Man City
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • LWWLLW

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 3 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 15/01/2005
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 2
  • Man City
  • 18/09/2004
  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 1
  • Man City
  • 01/04/1995
  • Man City
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 10/09/1994
  • Man City
  • 0 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 05/05/1993
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 0
  • Man City
  • 17/10/1992

Top Scorers

Man City

  • SL Aguero 13
  • AS Negredo 8
  • Y Toure 7
  • S Nasri 4
  • DJ Silva 4
  • G Jesus Navas 3
  • E Dzeko 3
  • LR Fernandinho 2
  • V Kompany 2
  • J Milner 1

Crystal Palace

  • M Chamakh 4
  • D Gayle 2
  • D Gabbidon 1
  • C Jerome 1
  • A Mariappa 1
  • B Bannan 1
  • S O'Keefe 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 53
  • 5 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 12
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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