Published: Thu, May 11, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Man City thrash Palace to move into third place

Man City thrash Palace to move into third place

After joking about his rudimentary approach to goalscoring, Kompany expressed his delight that his second goal in four Premier League matches opened the floodgates, with City hoping to make the most of a run of three home matches as they look to secure a top-four finish and Champions League football.

He scribed: "Against Crystal Palace, we saw a 4-1-4-1 scheme that felt distinctly off-the-rack".

City broke the deadlock after just two minutes as David Silva volleyed home from 12-yards out to mark his return with a goal.

"There are four awesome teams fighting for the last two Champions League places", he told BBC Football.

Palace' are not safe yet after a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City left them in 16th spot with two games left. "If Martin Kelly heads it out properly, we defend the corner".

Palace rarely threatened. They were set up for Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke to hit on the counter, and while they looked risky at times, their attacks were well snuffed out by City's back-four.

"I'm pleased because finally the staff and players can enjoy the last 30-35 minutes without the pressure for the result and with that we can play a little bit better".

"[Five games played in a row for Vincent] is a huge step".

"It's in our hands, we have got to do this ourselves".

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Canada sends 75 per cent of all its exports to the United States. "The political calendar works against a NAFTA renegotiation". He also hinted at a more subtantive reason for not announcing a pullout of NAFTA: economic disruption.

"Both ends of the pitch we were poor from where we've got recently and obviously we deserved to get punished like we did".

Janusz Michallik breaks down Man City's win over Palace and feels Vincent Kompany drastically improves the side.

"But It doesn't matter what system you pick or play if you make mistakes like we made today".

"All five goals were avoidable". "The big, big clubs", Guardiola said, "when they are close to their opponents' box, the top players don't lose the ball".

"I said that at half-time to the players: score a goal or forget about it, we are not able to win".

De Bruyne, for brief moment may have considered delivering a high ball to his captain, who could have headed toward goal easily.

The Eagles should still have enough to finish clear of the relegation battle between Swansea and Hull, but the former England boss was concerned about the ease with which they were dispatched. He is a real central defender. said many times, for a central defender, how many duels do you win with the striker?

"It could have been achieved against Tottenham but wasn't". They tried but I think personal errors were the key factor, not the fact that they weren't trying to do the game plan.

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