Guardiola’s City hits it against Crystal Palace

  • The London team stormed the Etihad with goals from Zaha and Gallagher (0-2)

  • Laporte was sent off before the break in a bad game from the Manchester block

Wilfried Zaha he was the perfect villain of the Etihad Stadium. The Ivorian made a difference so that the Crystal Palace would give the grit of the day: a victory against Pep’s City, at his own home (0-2). Not only did he score the decisive goal, but he also ended up provoking the decisive expulsion of Laporte before the break. What men of Guardiola, far from their best version, they tried 10 with a lot of heart but less head. Gallagher put the sentence in stoppage time, the perfect match for the Londoners.

The Eagles are experts at making life difficult for City: of their last four Premier visits to the Etihad, they have lost only one. He made it clear after six minutes Zaha. Palace pressure took advantage of a bad pass from Laporte in defense, which ended with the Ivorian only against Ederson. Zaha crossed it left-handed to silence the stadium and the City that would have a lot of work to do.

Eleventh gala

Guardiola came out with his eleven of gala, with Bernardo and De Bruyne in the interiors and the trident Gabriel Jesus-Foden-Grealish in attack. The English of the 100 million was once again far from its best version, with little overflow and too predictable.

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The City was slow to awaken, perhaps numbed by the loss of time of Guaita, and when the game heated up it was for them to take another blow. Laporte he was sent off at the brink of halftime for catching Zaha, last defender, in a direct red that left City at the expense of a miracle.

In the resumption, Rodri he tied in a shot that went high and later found the net thanks to a shot from Gabriel Jesus. However, the goal was invalidated by Foden’s offside. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace sentenced the counterattack. Gallagher he shot Ederson and dealt City a blow in his Premier League career.

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