Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini's side hope to continue early Premier League surge against Alan Pardew's side

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park

Emmanuel Odwar
Wednesday 09 September 2015 14:10
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Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho (L) jumps to win a header during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park in south London
Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho (L) jumps to win a header during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park in south London

It’s a big game for…

Both teams as it’s first against second and they’re three points apart. If Yaya Toure finds the net, it will be his fourth in four consecutive games against Palace.

Interesting stat…

There have been 27 shots on target between both sides in their last four league meetings.

Remember when…

Yaya Toure scored a left foot curler from the edge of the box which temporarily got Man City back into the game against Palace in April 2015.

Player to watch…

Fernandinho has scored in two of the opening four league fixtures for City.

Past three meetings…

Crystal Palace 2 (Murray, Puncheon) Manchester City 1 (Yaya Toure)
Premier League, April 2015

Manchester City 3 (Silva 2, Yaya Toure) Crystal Palace 0
Premier League, December 2014

Crystal Palace 0 Manchester City 2 (Dzeko, Yaya Toure)
Premier League, April 2014

Form guide…

Crystal Palace: WWLWDW

Manchester City: WWWWWW

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 15:00

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