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Manchester City

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 By Simon Curtis

Player Ratings: Silva the architect for sublime Man City against Palace

Manchester City moved level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League with an easy 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

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 (on goals scored, with 37) 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...

Three Points: Striker-light Manchester City make easy work of Crystal Palace

David Silva struck twice as Manchester City, playing without a recognised striker, cruised to a 3-0 victory over a troubled Crystal Palace.

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...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Manchester City want De Bruyne and Koke, Torres set for Anfield reunion

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is facing a shortage of striker options for their match against Crystal Palace.

Some people think the festive season is about counting down December's days until Christmas morning, but we all know the real fun begins Jan. 1. Keep connected with all the build-up with Transfer Talk.

Man City in line for Kevin De Bruyne

Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne might be set for a return to the Premier League. The one-time Chelsea player never figured in Jose Mourinho's plans at Stamford Bridge and was subsequently loaned out to Werder Bremen.

Now The Mirror reported the attacking...

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Highlights: Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace

David Silva struck twice as Manchester City made light of their absence of strikers to brush troubled Crystal Palace aside 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

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Tim Howard: MLS should force Frank Lampard to leave Man City on schedule

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful a decision about Frank Lampard's future will be made in the next few days.

Everton's American goalkeeper Tim Howard has suggested Major League Soccer should force Frank Lampard to join New York City FC when his loan expires in January -- though he doesn't expect it to happen.

Lampard signed with NYCFC this year but as they do not begin play until March, the midfielder has spent the fall on loan to Manchester City, who co-own the MLS expansion club with the New York Yankees baseball team.

The loan is set to expire at the end of this month, but Man City are keen to extend...