Manchester City
2 - 2
Crystal Palace
2020-01-18 | 17:00 |  English Barclays Premier League | Etihad Stadium |  Full Time
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Manchester City Crystal Palace
  • 82' Sergio Agüero (Goal)
    87' Sergio Agüero (Goal)
    2 Goals 2 39' Cenk Tosun (Goal)
    90' Fernandinho (Own)
  • 58' Benjamin Mendy
    1 Yellow Cards 2 13' James McArthur
    26' Jordan Ayew
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 95'

    FULL TIME: That's it! A point a peice! Man City looked to have turned things around after a late Aguero brace but Fernandinho's own goal made it 2-2.

  • 90'

    GOAL! Fernandinho own goal! Palace are back on level terms!

  • 90'

    There will be five minutes of added time.

  • 87'

    GOAL! Aguero with a potential winner! Mendy has it on the left, curls in another beauty for Aguero, and his header is absolutely superb. He has so much to do from 10 yards, but heads into the ground and just beyond Guaita!

  • 84'

    Chance! Oh so close to another for City! Mahrez's fizzes one across the fact of goal... both Aguero and Jesus are piling in, but it somehow evades both and goes out for a goal kick!

  • 82'

    GOAL! Jesus has it on the left corner of the box, curls it beautifully to the back post, and Aguero scores on the stretch for 1-1!

  • 80'

    Chance! Agonising for City! Aguero gets to the byline on the left, wrestling free, and is cut-back looks perfect for any City man, but nobody is there!

  • 75'

    Mahrez's first action after coming on for Bernardo is to blaze the ball high and wide from the edge of the box.

  • 73'

    DECISION OVERTURNED! No penalty!

  • 72'

    PENALTY! PENALTY TO MAN CITY! Oh this is controversial. A ball into the box hits Riedewald's foot and then bounces off his hand! This will go to VAR.

  • 70'

    very pass and tackle Palace are making is nearly perfect at the moment. They're working their socks off in midfield and on the flanks, and the centre-halves are clearing everything.

  • 66'

    Ayew again wins a foul, this time from Bernardo, inside City's half. They're slowing the game down and Aguero isn't happy about it.

  • 64'

    City work it into the box... Aguero, Sterling, Jesus all involved, and it falls to Jesus at an angle. He smashes it goalwards, but it's a yard or so wide!

  • 62'

    Substitution: David Silva for City on his 300th Premier League appearance, and Gabriel Jesus comes on to replace him.

  • 60'

    Booking: Palace being very clever when they push out. First, Zaha is fouled to slow things down, before Ayew does the same from Mendy. The City man goes in the book.

  • 57'

    Ayew works it to Tosun, who takes the ball down quite superbly, before striking on the half volley, but Ederson stands tall to beat it away for a corner!

  • 53'

    Save! Guaita has had a storming game so far. Aguero looks to produce a snap-shot at goal, that's blocked by Cahill, and then Guaita rushes out to block the rebound from Bernardo.

  • 51'

    Half an opportunity for Sterling, but a signal of intent.

  • 47'

    HALF TIME: City go down the tunnel having dominated - 71 per cent possession, and 10 shots to 1 - but Tosun's header means the champions go in with their tails between their legs.

  • 46'

    SECOND HALF! We're back underway for the second period.

  • 45'

    There will be two minutes of added time.

  • 40'

    Five months to go in this one.

  • 39'

    GOAL! Palace are ahead at the Etihad! It's a Palace corner from the right, headed back across goal by Cahill superby, and Tosun is there unmarked at the back post to head home!

  • 35'

    City trying intricate passes each time they get to the box, but it's so congested in that area. Palace are taking pride in snuffing out absolutely everything thrown at them.

  • 32'

    The crowd are trying to get behind City, and Pep wants them to up the ante, too. Palace are far better prepared than Villa were last year, but they need to move the ball quicker.

  • 29'

    Gundogan lifts one in for De Bruyne, but it's just over his head. Then Bernardo curls to Sterling at the back post, but the England man can't get over it, and heads over the bar instead.

  • 26'

    Booking: Ayew the next in the book for a first foul - it's so cynical on Mendy at the touchline.

  • 22'

    David Silva is seeing so much of the ball in the Palace penalty area. He wriggles free on the left, looks to dink one for Aguero, but Guaita collects easily.

  • 21'

    Block! Fantastic block in mid-air from Cahill to keep out David Silva on the left of the box!

  • 18'

    VAR has a look at the penalty appeal and agrees with the referee.

  • 17'

    Penalty? Zaha's pace looks to get away from Stones. Zaha goes down, with contact, but referee Scott says no!

  • 16'

    CROSSBAR! Another piece of brilliance from De Bruyne, but this time without reward! He lines the free-kick up, 25 yards out, and knuckles it goalwards... it hits the underside of the bar and Palace just survive.

  • 14'

    Booking: City again win it very high up the pitch - Ayew loses out to Aguero, who piles towards the box - but McArthur cynically brings him down.

  • 12'

    Mendy sticks one into the box, hopefully, Tomkins heads up into the air, and Guaita collects. Not a lot happening at the moment, and no clear-cut chances.

  • 9'

    City break at speed as Silva squares for Aguero, McArthur gets in a crucial block eight yards out, before Gundogan blazes over the bar from the edge of the box!

  • 6'

    Palace happy to go back with the ball, but City are pressing them intensely. They win it back, De Bruyne finds Aguero, who looks for Silva on the left of the box, and his centre is picked up well by Guaita.

  • 4'

    Zaha playing quite narrow today. He's onto John Stones as soon as he gets the ball, and the defender has to use Ederson to get the ball to safety.

  • 2'

    Chance! The second time it's David Silva to Mendy, who zips in a fierce cross, but it's just inches over Sterling's head at the far post!

  • 1'

    KICK OFF: We're underway at the Etihad.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of today's Premier League clash between Manchester City and Crystal Palace, live from the Etihad Stadium.

  • 0'

    Man City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy, Gundogan, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero. Subs: Bravo, Walker, Rodrigo, Otamendi, Foden, Mahrez, Jesus.

  • 0'

    Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Kelly, Cahill, Tomkins, Riedewald, McArthur, McCarthy, Kouyate, Zaha, Ayew, Tosun. Subs: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Wickham, Woods, McGregor, Keutcha.

Team Line-ups
Manchester City Crystal Palace
  • John Stones
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Ilkay Gündogan
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Bernardo Silva
  • David Silva
  • Benjamin Mendy
  • Fernandinho
  • João Cancelo
  • Ederson
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 17
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 25
  • 27
  • 31
  • 5
  • 8
  • 9
  • 11
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22
  • 24
  • 31
  • 34
  • 44
  • James Tomkins
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • James McArthur
  • Cenk Tosun
  • James McCarthy
  • Gary Cahill
  • Vicente Guaita
  • Martin Kelly
  • Jairo Riedewald
Substitutions
  • Claudio Bravo
  • Kyle Walker
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Rodrigo
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Nicolás Otamendi
  • Phil Foden
  • 1
  • 2
  • 9
  • 16
  • 26
  • 30
  • 47
  • 2
  • 6
  • 13
  • 21
  • 35
  • 38
  • 40
  • Joel Ward
  • Scott Dann
  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Connor Wickham
  • Sam Woods
  • Gio McGregor
  • Brandon Pierrick

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