A Premier League fixture just over today afternoon, rendered Manchester City closer to the title after 0-2 over Crystal Palace. This end tally of the score is close to the one we predicted just hours before the two teams kicked off.
Manchester City Closer to the Title after 0-2 over Crystal Palace
Manchester City won an away game against Crystal Palace in the 34th round of the Premier League.
Thanks to the win Pep Guardiola’s players are already one step away from reclaiming the championship title from Liverpool.
The Citizens’ current lead over second-placed Manchester United is 13 points. However, the Red Devils still have five games to play.
Still, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will gift the title to their eternal rivals if they fail to beat Liverpool. They face their other enemies, with whom they share a historic rivalry, in the blockbuster clash on Sunday.
After the Break
In the match at Selhurst Park, there were no goals until the break, although both teams had opportunities to score.
Christian Benteke wasted a good chance that the home side got, while Sergio Aguero failed to score for the visitors.
However, the Argentine sniper made amends for his misfire in the 57th minute, when he struck an atomic shot.
After a Benjamin Mendy pass, Aguero aimed a ball over the crossbar that Guaita had little chance to intervene with.
Only two minutes later, in the 59th minute, the favorites for the title went up 2-0. Ferran Torres aimed a precise strike from outside the penalty area.
Shortly after, the visitors could have won 3-0, but the ball from Raheem Sterling’s shot stopped on the post.