Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City (12.09.2015) Live Commentary

90+6′
We have been witnesses to an uneventful game without many stirring situations. There is a space for improvement in other games. It was a very tight match, with not much between the two teams. Both teams attempted to play possession play.
90+6′
That is the end of the match.
90+5′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) is first to the rebound but his shot is blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition.
90+5′
One of the players from Manchester City times his run too early, and the referee blows his whistle for offside.
90+5′
Brede Hangeland (Crystal Palace) is adjudged offside.
90+4′
Substitution. Martin Demichelis (Manchester City) on for Samir Nasri.
90+3′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) doesn’t send a cross into the box from the corner. He passes the ball to his teammate next to him.
90+3′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) sends a promising through ball, but the defence is alert and cuts out the pass. The referee signals for a corner kick, Manchester City are awarded.
90′
We will have 5 min. of added time.
90′
Goal 0:1! Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) taps home from close range after the rebound fell kindly into his path.
90′
Samir Nasri (Manchester City) drills a low shot from the edge of the box after a brilliant solo effort. The ball was directed towards the left post, but the goalkeeper denies him with a fantastic save.
89′
Substitution. Wilfried Bony makes way for Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City).
89′
Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) gets on the end of a cross from Wilfried Zaha, but his shot goes by a whisker wide of the right post.
86′
The free kick into the penalty area from Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) is averted.
86′
Mike Jones blows the whistle for a foul. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) hacks down one of his opponents. Crystal Palace are given a free kick. Will they create a chance from this?
84′
Wilfried Zaha finds some space and receives a very precise long pass from Pape Souare (Crystal Palace).
84′
The attendance is 25167.
83′
Jason Puncheon is substituted due to injury. Alan Pardew gives a chance to Chung-Yong Lee (Crystal Palace).
82′
The game is interrupted now, Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
81′
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) was quite harsh and Mike Jones didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.
81′
The free kick is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) but it is not one of his best and easily cleared.
80′
Alan Pardew has decided to substitute Yannick Bolasie and he is replaced by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).
79′
It looks like Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) was seeing red according to his tackle. Mike Jones won’t tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul. Manchester City will take a free kick.
78′
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) is averted and cleared away to safety.
77′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) found some space to play in a lofted pass, but it didn’t meet his expactations as none of his teammates managed to connect with it. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Crystal Palace.
76′
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) puts a cross into the box from the free kick but it’s cleared.
76′
Mike Jones blows the whistle. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) brings one of his opponents down with a harsh tackle. Crystal Palace win a free kick.
74′
Wilfried Bony passes to Yaya Toure (Manchester City), but he produces a wild shot from the edge of the box. It goes well wide of the right post.
73′
Samir Nasri (Manchester City) hasn’t suffered any serious injury which wouldn’t allow him to stay on the pitch. He’s back in the game now.
72′
Samir Nasri (Manchester City) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
71′
Brede Hangeland (Crystal Palace) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Mike Jones had an easy-decision to make.
70′
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) attempts to convert a lofted cross as he jumps high and heads the ball to the right side of the goal. Joe Hart (Manchester City) shows his brilliant reflexes and pulls off a glorious save to stop the ball from hitting the net.
69′
Samir Nasri (Manchester City) can’t be surprised. Good decision by the referee who cooled the situation down. I have seen yellow cards, or worse, given in these situations before.
68′
Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) should calm his temper, this was too much! He robbed the opponent of the ball, but Mike Jones calls for a foul.
68′
It’s time for a substitution. Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) comes on in place of Bakary Sako.
67′
Samir Nasri (Manchester City) wastes a big opportunity! He controls the ball after a nice low pass and shoots the ball towards the goal from a promising distance. His poor effort goes into the stands.
67′
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. The ball is out-of-play. Manchester City will take a throw-in.
65′
Fernandinho (Manchester City) receives a precise pass from his teammate and sends a snap shot from the edge of the box. However, he didn’t manage to aim well enough and the ball flies just narrowly over the crossbar.
64′
Alex McCarthy (Crystal Palace) was too aggressive in his challenge. The referee blows his whistle.
64′
Alex McCarthy leaps up to intercept the corner kick from Samir Nasri (Manchester City).
63′
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety. Now Manchester City with a corner.
63′
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Jesus Navas (Manchester City), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
62′
Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance. Manchester City force a corner. They send men into the box.
62′
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) swings in the corner kick, but one of the defenders leaps into the air and clears the ball away with a header.
61′
Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat. The ball is out-of-play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Crystal Palace.
57′
Mike Jones blows his whistle. Who will be penalised? Now it is clear. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) is said to have used excessive force while attacking.
56′
Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) connects with the corner but his looping header goes well over.
56′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) goes over to take a corner kick that has been awarded by the referee.
56′
The ball is cleared after Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The referee blows his whistle, Manchester City are awarded a corner kick.
55′
Samir Nasri (Manchester City) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
55′
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) produces a long-range cannon of a shot after a nice pass. The ball goes in the direction of the bottom right corner, but it is stopped by a great save from Alex McCarthy (Crystal Palace), and the score doesn’t change.
51′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) and his stunning dribble! He zig-zags through the defence and gets in front of the keeper. He pretends shooting first and then strikes goalwards, but his effort misses the target by a whisker. Very unlucky for Jesus Navas (Manchester City). This could have been a legendary goal.
51′
Corner kick, taken by Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace), is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
50′
Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) picks up a pass and hits the ball towards the bottom right corner, but he can’t generate enough power to trouble Joe Hart. The ball is out-of-play. Crystal Palace will have a chance to score from a corner.
50′
Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) receives a reproachful look from Yaya Toure. He latches on to his pass, but the effort from the edge of the box sails high over the crossbar.
48′
Manchester City slow the tempo of the game down by exchanging a combination of one to two touch passes. For the opposition’s players it’s very difficult at the moment, very physically demanding to run without the ball.
47′
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.
46′
The game restarts for the second half.
45+5′
We have seen a few chances and nice movements, but the overall impression of the game is rather common and not hugely entertaining. Neither team able to really control the flow of the game. The home team makes a lot of passes and attempts to maintain possession. The same goes for the away side.
45+5′
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, so nothing more will happen in the first half of this match.
45+4′
Wilfried Zaha swings in an inviting cross that finds Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace). He doesn’t take advantage to fire home as his effort goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
45+3′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) receives the ball and fires a first-time shot from long range. His brilliant effort, directed towards the middle of the goal, is blocked by Alex McCarthy (Crystal Palace) who pulls off a stunning save!
45+3′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
45′
Fourth official shows 4 min. of added time.
45′
The keeper doesn’t have to worry about this one. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) sacrificed accuracy for power, and thus his attempt went well over the bar.
43′
The assistant referee raises his flag. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) is adjudged offside.
42′
Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) fails to pick a body out in the box with a over-hit cross to the back post.
42′
Samir Nasri (Manchester City) and Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) attempts to split the opposition’s defence with a series of short passes and to win some extra space for the attack, but one of the defenders steps in and puts an end to the combination.
41′
Brede Hangeland (Crystal Palace) with a rough challenge, Mike Jones blows his whistle for a foul.
39′
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) attempts to slip the ball through the defence, but is unable to find any of his teammates. The ball goes out-of-play and Manchester City will have a goal kick.
39′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) creates some space for himself to pick up a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a decent strike which goes by a whisker over the crossbar.
37′
The linesman’s flag has already been raised for offside when Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) headed on.
37′
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) picks out Bakary Sako with a fine lofted pass, but the latter wasn’t able to create some space to get into shooting range.
35′
The free kick from long range. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) sends over a cross but the defence is alert.
34′
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) trips an opposition player, and Mike Jones signals a foul. Manchester City get a free kick.
33′
Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) collects a pass inside the box, and he unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender.
32′
Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) receives a precise pass and is given time inside the box to send a low strike towards the middle of the goal. Alex McCarthy (Crystal Palace) guessed his intentions and denied the effort with a fine save.
32′
Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) receives a pass and fires a shot from long range, but it is blocked.
30′
A crossfield pass from Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) failed to find any of his teammates. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Manchester City.
27′
A cross from the free kick is whipped in by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace), but one of the defenders steps in and averts the threat.
26′
Mike Jones shows a yellow card to Yaya Toure (Manchester City) for his blatant foul.
25′
Manuel Pellegrini is forced to make a change. Sergio Aguero is unable to continue due to injury, Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) comes on.
23′
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) with a long ball to Jesus Navas, but the defence is well organised and manages to get it clear.
22′
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.
22′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) seems to have picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue playing.
22′
Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent’s defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out.
19′
The game is interrupted now, Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
18′
Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) is shown a yellow card by the referee for making a bad slide tackle on his opponent.
18′
Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) sends a sweet pass into the box towards Yohan Cabaye. He looks to dribble past an opposing player, but fails and the ball is cleared.
16′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player. The ball is behind the sideline and Manchester City will take a throw-in.
15′
Bakary Sagna (Manchester City) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
13′
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Mike Jones signals.
11′
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) has a sight of goal and shoots from long range but his ambitious effort flies just wide of the right post.
11′
A cross, produced by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace), caused no threat to the opposition’s defence as the ball was cleared out of danger.
11′
Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) trips an opponent with a slide tackle. Mike Jones stops the game and he could give him a card, but eventually only a warning comes. A free kick to Crystal Palace. It’s in no position to be converted into a direct shot on goal.
9′
Rough tackle by Yaya Toure (Manchester City). The referee blows his whistle for a foul.
8′
Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball. The ball is out-of-play. Manchester City will have a throw-in.
7′
Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) latches on to a precise pass and finds himself one-on-one with the keeper, fires a low shot towards the left side of the net, but Joe Hart leaps like a salmon to deny his attempt.
6′
James McArthur (Crystal Palace) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Mike Jones has a clear vision and blows his whistle.
5′
Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) rises above the opponent’s defence to head a precise cross towards the goal. His effort, directed to the top right corner, is blocked by Alex McCarthy (Crystal Palace) who pulls off a stunning save!
4′
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) fails to deliver a decent cross from the corner and the ball goes out-of-play.
4′
Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) strikes a bullet of a shot towards goal from distance and forces the goalkeeper to make a good save. The ball goes behind for a corner. Crystal Palace will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
3′
Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
3′
An unsuccessful cross into the box by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace). The opponent’s defence clears the ball away to safety. Crystal Palace win a corner.
2′
Ambitious effort from Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) as he finds himself in a great position after collecting a precise pass inside the penalty area and goes for goal, but it never troubles the goalkeeper and flies well over the bar.
1′
Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) sends a long ball in, but Joe Hart comfortably gathers the ball.
1′
The first half has just begun.
The players are on the pitch and Manchester City will have the kick-off.
The referee of today’s match will be Mike Jones.
You can have a look at the starting XIs of both teams in the details of this match.
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Welcome to our live text commentary, ladies and gentleman! The starting lineups will be announced very soon, so just sit back and get ready to enjoy the action.
Manchester City have completed big transfer and they have signed Nicolas Hernan Otamendi (Valencia), Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg).
71 – That’s the number of goals Manchester City have scored so far in this competition. They are doing really well.
Crystal Palace have 42 points so far in the competition, of which 21 from away games.