Manchester City is back again after a moderate start to the season and has the leading position in the Premier League for grabbing. The Citizens also tied Crystal Palace to the victory cart on Sunday night and are now at eight victories in a row in all competitions.
That it was going to be a tough game for The Eagles became clear from the start. Invaller Jaïro Riedewald and banker Patrick van Aanholt saw how his team had only a quarter of the total ball possession and produced two target attempts. After half an hour, the game was opened. Kevin De Bruyne sent from the right a beautiful front with the outside right, John Stones headed the 1-0 past Vicente Guaita.
Even after rest, the one-way traffic was in the Etihad Stadium and the 2-0 was not long in coming. Ilkay Gündogan cut freely on the edge of the sixteen meters and curled the ball beautifully in the far upper corner. Ten minutes later, Stones hit the spotlight for the second time. The central defender was in the right place after Guaita had turned a deployment of defensive partner Rúben Dias: 3-0 from the rebound. The final chord was for Raheem Sterling, who deposited a free kick in the upper corner: 4-0.
Manchester City gets 35 points and that‘s good for a second place next to Leicester City. Pep Guardiola’s team is two points behind the front runner and archrival Manchester Untied, but still has one match on all its competitors.