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Manchester City v Crystal Palace Live Commentary, 27/08/2022

FT
4 - 2
MCI
CRY
Bernardo Silva (53)
E. Haaland (62)
E. Haaland (70)
E. Haaland (81)
J. Stones (4 og)
J. Andersen (21)
Etihad Stadium

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
Crystal Palace's first-half performance was not enough to secure them any points in this fixture. It is the first time Man City have come back from a 2-0 deficit at half-time to pick up a win in the Premier League. Haaland scores his first Premier League hat trick as City move to the top of the table for now. They will play Nottingham Forest in their next game while Crystal Palace take on Brentford at home.
Eze was the player of the first half after he helped Crystal Palace to a 2-0 lead. His free kick was turned into his own net by Stones after a deflection off Walker. His corner 15 minutes later was then headed low into the goal by Andersen. But the second half was the Haaland show. Silva got things started after his deflected effort wrong-footed Guaita and made it 2-1. Haaland then scored a 20-minute hattrick to give his side the win. He finished Foden's cross for his first before tapping home Stones' scuffed shot from a quickly taken corner. Gundogan then played Haaland in behind for his third of the game and the striker showed his strength and clinical nature to end the game.
90' + 4' FULL TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 4-2 CRYSTAL PALACE
90' + 3' Haaland has scored five goals in his first four Premier League appearances. Only Sergio Aguero (6) has scored more in his first four games for the Citizens.
90' + 1' Gomez has the chance to score on his debut after he is laid off by Silva, but his shot is too powerful and flies over the bar.
90' There will be four additional minutes.
C. Palmer
K. De Bruyne
Manchester City
89' Palmer will be given the chance to show his quality in the closing minutes as he replaces De Bruyne.
M. Guéhi
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
88' Guehi is the third player to receive a yellow card in as many minutes from the referee.
J. Mateta
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
86' Mateta is too aggressive when trying to win the ball back and is into the referee's book.
P. Foden
Yellow Card
Manchester City
86' Foden receives a yellow card after a clumsy challenge from the winger.
85' CLOSE! Gundogan rises highest to win the header from a De Bruyne cross, but he can only head it into the hands of Guaita.
Sergio Gómez
E. Haaland
Manchester City
84' Gomez comes on for his Man City debut for the hat trick hero Haaland.
İ. Gündoğan
Assist
Manchester City
81' Gundogan seemed to have held onto the ball for too long but he still found Haaland between both central defenders to score Man City's fourth of the game.
E. Haaland
Goal
Manchester City
81' 4-2 HAALAND!!!! IT’S A HATTRICK FOR HAALAND! Gundogan plays the ball into the feet of Haaland and the striker uses his strength to body Ward and slots the ball past Guaita. Ruthless finishing from Haaland.
79' Man City win a corner and it is taken by De Bruyne, but Mateta clears it at the front post. Palace are struggling to get the ball back now.
76' Alvarez presses hard at Andersen and wins the ball back in the attacking third. Man City are pressing the Palace back four constantly since taking the lead.
J. Mateta
J. Ayew
Crystal Palace
74' Mateta will move into the striker position as he comes onto the pitch for Ayew.
M. Olise
N. Clyne
Crystal Palace
74' Olise replaces Clyne as Vieira brings on an extra attacking player to try and fight back in this game.
J. Stones
Assist
Manchester City
70' Stones probably should have scored from six yards out after Silva cut the ball back to him, but he gets away with it as his scuffed shot falls at the feet of Haaland to finish easily.
E. Haaland
Goal
Manchester City
70' 3-2 HAALAND!!!!!!! Man City take a quick corner and Silva combines with Alvarez and the Portuguese man cuts it back to Stones. Stones’ mishit shots falls to Haaland from two yards out and puts City ahead!
69' De Bruyne is beginning to dictate the play after having a poor first half. He tries to find Haaland in behind but the striker was not on the same wavelength and reacts late to the pass.
W. Hughes
O. Édouard
Crystal Palace
67' Hughes comes on for Palace to add another body into the Palace midfield. It seems to be Eze who has been pushed into the striker role for now.
66' Palace are still forcing Man City to create their chances from a wide position rather than through the middle. De Bruyne tries another cross but it is deflected into the hands of Guaita.
64' Man City are piling on the pressure now. Ayew wins a free kick to slow the game down but the introduction of Alvarez is causing Palace problems.
P. Foden
Assist
Manchester City
62' Foden has been struggling to make an impact in this game but his cross to Haaland is inch-perfect for the striker to head home.
E. Haaland
Goal
Manchester City
62' 2-2 HAALAND!!!!!!! It is his first chance all game and he buries it. Foden crosses it into a dangerous position and the Norwegian heads home. It is his first goal at the Etihad Stadium for Man City.
J. Álvarez
R. Mahrez
Manchester City
61' Alvarez comes for Mahrez to change City to a two-striker formation and cause more trouble for the Palace defenders.
61' CLOSE! Silva almost scores again. He goes on a brilliant run around three Crystal Palace defenders but his shot with his weak foot goes wide!
İ. Gündoğan
João Cancelo
Manchester City
61' Substitution João Pedro Cavaco Cancelo İlkay Gündoğan
59' The Man City fans in the stadium are starting to make some noise as their team pushes for an equaliser. De Bruyne sees the run of Haaland at the back post but his cross is slightly overhit.
C. Richards
T. Mitchell
Crystal Palace
57' Richards replaces Mitchell who cannot carry on due to the injury he picked up minutes earlier.
55' Alvarez and Gundogan were set to come on before the goal from Silva but they have been told to warm up again.
Rodri
Assist
Manchester City
53' Rodri plays a brilliant switch ball to Silva and Mitchell wrongly shows him onto his stronger left-foot and Man City pull one back!
Bernardo Silva
Goal
Manchester City
53' 2-1 BERNARDO SILVA!!!!! Rodri switches the ball to Silva who drives out to the edge of the box and then cuts the ball towards the near post and a deflection wrong-foots Guaita. Game on!
50' Mitchell is back onto the pitch after being treated for his leg injury.
49' Mitchell is down and receiving treatment on the pitch from the physio on his calf.
47' Similarly to the first half, Man City are trying to loft the ball to the byline and cut the ball back into the middle of the box. It wins them a corner and Rodri's near post flick-on flies across the face of goal but no one is there to poke it home.
46' Mahrez gets the second half underway!
1' Andersen goes on a surging run but is tackled by Dias near the Man City box. The home side tries to counter but Palace get numbers back quickly.
Manchester City have dominated possession but have struggled to find the final pass to give their attackers a good opportunity to score. They have put in 12 crosses from open play but have only come close to scoring from one of them. Eze is Crystal Palace's main source of quality as his ball retention and passing have given his teammates inspiration.
Crystal Palace took the lead from a free kick which was given away by Cancelo due to a mistake from Ederson after he couldn't hold possession of the ball. Eze's cross hit Walker and deflected onto Stones, who turned it past Ederson. Eze's corner in the 22nd minute then found a wide-open Andersen, and the defender made no mistake and double his side's lead. Crystal Palace have hit the target from both of their shots whereas ManChester City have not tested Guaita in any of their seven attempts.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: Manchester City 0-2 Crystal Palace.
45' + 2' De Bruyne tries to start a counterattack and put Mahrez in behind but his pas is intercepted comfortably. Eze then tries to dribble forward but gets tackled abruptly.
45' There will be four additional minutes at the end of the half.
43' Mahrez just about beats Mitchell to a loose ball and manages to drive into the box. His low cross is dealt with by multiple Crystal Palace players and is cleared out.
41' Man City are trying to outnumber Mitchell on the left wing by using passing combinations between De Bruyne, Mahrez, and Silva to get around him.
39' CLOSE! Man City finally have a successful cross after Silva finds Foden at the back post. His header is a yard or two over the bar but this is the closest Man City have come to scoring.
37' Man City are dominating possession but are struggling to find the final pass. They are having success with long balls from Cancelo and Walker towards Mahrez and Foden, but their crosses are being cut out consistently by the Crystal Palace defenders.
35' Andersen is receiving treatment after a high-foot challenge from Haaland. He is ok and ready to return onto the pitch.
34' Following their 2-0 win in this exact fixture last season, Crystal Palace are looking to become just the second team to win as many as three away league games against Man City boss Pep Guardiola, after Manchester United. Man Utd are also the only side to win consecutive away league games against sides managed by the Spaniard.
33' Silva uses his agility to dribble around Mitchell but his cross is cut out by Guehi and Crystal Palace manage to clear the ball.
31' De Bruyne takes Eze down with a lazy challenge as the Crystal Palace man is too quick for the Belgian. Eze has been the best player on the pitch so far.
29' Edouard bodies Silva and plays the ball into Eze, who finds Doucoure waiting on the edge of the box. The midfielder's shot is powerful but straight at Ederson.
27' Mahrez takes the free kick but his in-swinging cross is just beyond the reach of Rodri.
26' Foden wins a free-kick in a good position after drawing a foul against Ayew.
24' Guardiola is visibly frustrated on the sidelines after Walker's pass is intercepted by Eze. The City boss is not happy with his side's start.
E. Eze
Assist
Crystal Palace
21' Eze sends in yet another great cross from a set piece and he finds Andersen completely open in the box to head the ball into the net. Another goal from a set piece for Crystal Palace.
J. Andersen
Goal
Crystal Palace
21' 2-0 ANDERSEN!!!!!!!! Andersen sends a bullet header into the bottom left corner past Ederson from Eze’s corner to double Palace’s lead! Clinical finishing from the away side.
20' Manchester have kept the ball very well despite being a goal behind. They have been in possession of the ball for 80.3% of the opening 20 minutes so far with a pass accuracy of 90.2%.
18' Cancelo finds Mahrez at the back post with a good cross and the winger attempts to head the ball back into the middle for Haaland but Guehi deals with the attack again.
16' Foden beats Ward one-on-one for pace and tries to find Haaland with a low driven pass but Guehi clears the ball confidently.
15' De Bruyne sees Mahrez making a run in behind and into the box but the Algerian winger cant bring the ball into his control and loses possession.
13' Mahrez sends a corner into the near post and Haaland gets in front of his marker but heads over the bar.
11' Cancelo once again finds Foden with a lofted pass but he cannot get around any defenders. Rodri also tries a run into the box but he is stopped well by Schlupp.
9' Cancelo sends a cross into Foden, but the attacker's touch lets him down as the ball flies into the crowd.
7' Ayew tries to beat Dias one-on-one down the right wing but the defender does well and wins a goal kick.
6' Manchester City are trying to increase the tempo of the game to make Crystal Palace uncomfortable but the visitors are staying compact.
J. Stones
Own Goal
Manchester City
4' 1-0 CRYSTAL PALACE!!!!! Eze sends in a brilliant free-kick and the ball deflects off Walker, onto Stones, and into the back of the net. Perfect start for Palace!
3' Cancelo catches Ayew after Ederson makes a mistake in his attempt to catch the ball. Dangerous area for a free kick for Palace.
2' Manchester City start on the front foot as Mahrez is played in behind by Walker and he finds De Bruyne at the byline, but his low cross is stopped well by Guaita.
1' Edouard gets the game underway for Crystal Palace.
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Crystal Palace were one of four teams Manchester City failed to beat in the Premier League last season and were the only team to stop Guardiola’s side from scoring against them.
Guardiola makes two changes for Manchester City as Dias and Mahrez come in for Gundogan and Ake. Vieira makes just one change from their last league game as Clyne replaces the absent Zaha.
SUBS: Luka Milivojevic, Michel Olise, Will Hughes, Malcolm Ebiowei, Kaden Rodney, Sam Johnstone, Joe Whitworth, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Chris Richards
Crystal Palace (5-4-1): Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Joel Ward, Tyrick Mitchell; Jordan Ayew, Eberechi Eze, Cheick Doucoure, Jeffrey Schlupp; Odsonne Edouard
SUBS: Ilkay Gundogan, Sergio Gomez, Cole Palmer, Claudio Gomes, Ben Knight, Stefan Ortega, Julian Alvarez, Rico Lewis, Josh Wilson-Esbrand
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland, Phil Foden
Crystal Palace picked up their first win of the season after beating Aston Villa last Saturday. Wilfried Zaha bagged a brace during the 3-1 win but missed his side’s victory over Oxford United in the EFL Cup during the week through injury.
After winning their opening two games of the season, Manchester City dropped their first points of the campaign last weekend in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Newcastle. Erling Haaland has scored three goals in the league so far but is yet to score at the Etihad.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League fixture between Manchester City and Crystal Palace.