Man City vs Crystal Palace Preview

Posted September 25, 2017

They had to wait until the very end of the first half to find a way past an initially well-drilled Palace side, but the Eagles lost shape and belief after the break as City ran riot.

"Leroy the last five, six months, especially the second part of last season, was so important for us".

Manchester City take on Crystal Palace at the Etihad on Saturday 23 September hoping to build upon a rich vein of form. He now has the highest proportion of goals to minutes in Premier League history and looks likely to not lose that record any time soon.

Chelsea are just behind them having overcome a poor start to the season against Burnley and the trio's efforts have further convinced Thompson that they will be the main title challengers.

With Palace's poor start to the season and the Citizens stunning form, a Manchester City routine victory is probably to be expected, but with the unpredictability of the Premier League, anything can happen...

For Manchester City, their last game featured six goals, some incredibly attractive play, and a real balance between clinical offensive play and an exceptionally organised defence.

Joshua King gave Bournemouth the lead early in the second half.

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City have now scored 16 goals in their past three Premier League matches without reply.

"There were five, ten seconds before someone goes to take the ball and start to play".

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola agrees with an unfavourable assessment of the EFL Cup offered by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. We have a lot of games.

"I wanted to taste football overseas and leave with my head held high, and Guardiola played a great role in my decision", he told TF1 " s "Telefoot'.

In an attempt to keep the bigger clubs interested, the Football League has allowed English teams playing in European competition to be exempt until the third round since 1996."We have a lot of games".

He also spoke about former team-mate Kylian Mbappe, who reportedly snubbed Manchester City to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.

City have now scored a prolific 21 goals from their opening league games, and conceded just twice.