Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City: Champions bounce back

Defending Premier League champions Manchester City bounced back from their shock home defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers by picking up three points at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side slipped to eight points behind leaders Liverpool following their loss before the international break but avoided a potential banana skin with a dominant display against Crystal Palace.

Despite dominating possession and territory, it wasn’t until the 39th minute that Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring with a clever header. 93 seconds later, David Silva volleyed City into a 2-0 lead following a nice chipped assist from Raheem Sterling.

The win moves Manchester City within five points of Liverpool, who go to rivals Manchester United on Sunday afternoon with a 100% winning record through eight Premier League games, and looking to tie the Citizens’ Premier League record for 18 consecutive victories.

Manchester City host Atalanta in the Champions League midweek and then Aston Villa in the Premier League next Saturday, whilst Liverpool are at Genk in Europe before hosting Tottenham Hotspur next Sunday.