Crystal Palace 2-1 Man City: City’s title hopes ended following shock defeat at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace effectively ended Manchester City’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title after delivering their the Sky Blues third consecutive away defeat, courtesy of goals from Glenn Murray and Jason Puncheon, reports BBC Sport.

Manchester City dominated the first-half, striking the post through Sergio Aguero, and creating chance of chance that wasn’t taken. Oddly enough, the Premier League holders were lucky to not have been behind at the start of the match, when a swift counter attacking saw Wilfried Zaha through on goal at the back post, but he skied his effort.

And despite City’s dominance in the first-half, it was the Eagles who made their second opportunity count. Man-of-the-match Glenn Murray scored in the 34th minute from a rebounded effort inside the area, after City goalkeeper Joe Hart had saved an initial shot from Scott Dann.

After the break, Palace fought off the Sky Blues valiantly, and doubled their lead minutes into the second-half from a Jason Puncheon free-kick.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure pulled a goal back from a brilliantly taken left-footed volley, but it was the Londoners who came away with all three points in the end.

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