Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Epic 2-Match English Premier League Showdown Begins March 15

Manchester City were victorious in their Match Day 27 clash against Crystal Palace, with E. Haaland scoring the only goal of the game at the 78th minute to secure a 0-1 victory. The win sees Manchester City solidify their place at the top of the English Premier League table, while Crystal Palace remain just outside of contention for a Champions League spot. It was a hard fought match between both sides, but ultimately it was E. Haaland’s goal that made all the difference and allowed Manchester City to maintain their impressive run of form this season and keep pace with their rivals.


Crystal Palace

Vicente Guaita (rating 6.9)
Nathaniel Clyne (rating 6.5)
Joachim Andersen (rating 6.9)
Marc Guéhi (rating 6.9)
Tyrick Mitchell (rating 6.3)
Albert Sambi Lokonga (rating 6.9)
Luka Milivojević (rating 6.3)
Michael Olise (rating 6.7)
Jordan Ayew (rating 6)
Jeffrey Schlupp (rating 6.7)
Wilfried Zaha (rating 6.2)

Manchester City

Ederson (rating 6.9)
John Stones (rating 7.3)
Manuel Akanji (rating 7.5)
Rúben Dias (rating 7)
Nathan Aké (rating 7.3)
Rodri (rating 7.9)
İlkay Gündoğan (rating 7)
Phil Foden (rating 7.3)
Bernardo Silva (rating 6.6)
Jack Grealish (rating 7.2)
Erling Haaland (rating 6.6)


Crystal Palace

N. Ahamada (L. Milivojevic, 61)
J. Ward (N. Clyne, 71)
O. Edouard (J. Ayew, 80)
E. Eze (J. Schlupp, 80)

Manchester City

J. Alvarez (P. Foden, 58)
K. De Bruyne (B. Silva, 79)
K. Walker (J. Stones, 89)

Ball possession:

In the match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City, ball possession was heavily in Manchester City’s favour at 68%. Crystal Palace had 4 shots on target but failed to convert any of them into goals. Manchester City were more active in terms of shots with 14 shots on target, 4 of which they successfully converted into goals. Erling Haaland was particularly impressive with his hits on goal. Ultimately, it was a comprehensive victory for Manchester City.


1 tackles per game.

Marc Guéhi of Crystal Palace has a pass accuracy of 78%, with 46 total passes. Rúben Dias of Manchester City impressively boasts a 93% pass accuracy, having attempted 87 passes. Michael Olise, also of Crystal Palace, has 2 key passes so far this season. Finally, Nathan Aké averages 2.1 tackles per game for Manchester City in his defensive role. These players have been instrumental to their respective clubs’ successes this season and will no doubt continue to be important as the season progresses.


Crystal Palace and Manchester City both had strong defensive performances in their recent matches. Crystal Palace had 7 interceptions overall, led by Luka Milivojević with 2. Meanwhile, Manchester City had 10 interceptions, and Manuel Akanji was the leader with 3. In terms of individual players, Nathaniel Clyne made 1 interception for Crystal Palace and John Stones made 2 for Manchester City. Both teams put up a good fight defensively, making it a close game overall.


Jordan Ayew and Rodri are proving to be the leaders of their respective teams when it comes to face-to-face fights for the ball. Jordan Ayew has managed 8 for Crystal Palace, while Rodri has taken it a step further with 11 for Manchester City. Both players are demonstrating their strength and determination in their pursuit of victory on the pitch.


    Yellow cards:

  • L. Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) at 30 minute
  • J. Andersen (Crystal Palace) at 90 minute
  • R. Dias (Manchester City) at 59 minute
  • N. Ake (Manchester City) at 65 minute

Penalties in a match:

  • E. Haaland (Manchester City) at 78 minute

The last five games (including this match):

  • Crystal Palace – LLDDD
  • Manchester City – WWWDW

Top 5 English Premier League scorers:

  1. Erling Haaland (28, Manchester City)
  2. Harry Kane (18, Tottenham)
  3. Ivan Toney (15, Brentford)
  4. Marcus Rashford (14, Manchester United)
  5. Mohamed Salah (11, Liverpool)

Next games:

  • Crystal Palace will play with Brighton. March 15 at 19:30 (UTC), on The American Express Community Stadium.
  • Manchester City will play with West Ham. March 19 at 16:30 (UTC), on Etihad Stadium.
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