For a side starting this game with no strikers on the pitch, to be one goal short of the 4-0 win that would have put them top of the table was quite a feat for Manchester City against Crystal Palace.
By the end of this display of patient passing and probing, much of the crowd had enjoyed it too. There may not have been any recognised attackers on the pitch, but three goals had been scored and an eighth consecutive victory assured.
With James Milner otherwise occupied in a forward role, the raiding...
MANCHESTER, England -- A trio of observations on Manchester City's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday in the Premier League.
1. Make no mistake, the title race is very much on
David Silva rose above everyone else and Manchester City have suddenly risen level with Chelsea at the top of the table courtesy of this win over Crystal Palace.
That may just be for the time being, given that Jose Mourinho's side have a game in hand against Stoke City on Monday, but it is also strikingly quick how City...
MANCHESTER -- Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City have proved their doubters wrong after making it into the last-16 of the Champions League and going level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.
Three weeks ago, City were bottom of their Champions League group and were nine points behind Chelsea but a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace extended their winning run to eight games and wiped out their deficit to Jose Mourinho's team.
Pellegrini believes his side have produced the response...
Manchester City duo Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta hailed a "fantastic'' team performance in their 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
Despite being forced to take to the field without a recognised striker, which meant midfielder James Milner had to lead the line up front, City claimed a comfortable win that moved them level on points with Premier League leaders Chelsea.
David Silva opened the scoring just after half-time, via a big deflection, before netting a second on the hour mark before Yaya Toure...