Match Highlights of Man. City and Crystal palace
The match highlights of Man. city and Crystal palace and erling’s attempt made man. city to put pressure on Arsenal in the points table.
As the match between Man city and Crystal palace have been concluded at Selhurst park, with victory of Man city with 1-0. Erling’s penalty shoot out at the 12th minute from the match timing after Ilkay Gundogan made a foul.
The Norwegian striker had a great chance to open the scoring on the half hour mark but missed the target missing the goal. As Guardiola is not happy and planned to bring kevin de Bruyne online, Ilkay was fell by Michael olise in the box, gave an advantage, leaving haaland to strike home for penalty and succeeded in it.
City started attacking from palace goal, forcing goal keeper vincete Guaita to make a opening. Jphn stones made up in the premier league line up for first time made it inside the box but parries by goalkeeper.
Jack Grealish then beat four of the Crystal’s defenders down the left before missing Guaita near post. Haaland the had shot from the edge of the area blocked by march Guehi, but his next chance was like double edged sword.
Grealish overcoming Nathan on the underlap, with the defenders’s cross finding the city strike and Haald went below the ball which pass over Guaita, crystal palace goal keeper bar.
The England attacker’s last act of game as he was brought off Julian Alvarez who gave the path to score.
The Argentine Forward spun his man in the box from Bernardo’s pass but fired in wrong time even though he had enough time for strike.
Alvarez struck from distance at a short corner but again, Guaita was there with stinging palms. Crystal Palace could resista for more than 10 minutes as Olise couldn’t stop charging on Gundogan at a corner and caught him high on the midefielder’s ankle refree Robert jones caught on midfielder’s leg.
Guardiola speaks up for Haaland
Erling Haaland stepped up to roll the resulting past kick Guaita who was able to Quell city’s attack no more.
Haaland’s missed chance to score the winner strike his head and Pep Guardiola never missed to see that on his face.
“One of the best things of knowing him well together is he can miss one chance and he won’t get depressed, or he’s not sad. And he’s positive – next one,” Guardiola said.
“He knows he will have the chance and he’ll be there. That’s an incredible attribute as a football player and as an athlete. Normally, in football, basketball or tennis, when you’re thinking of the action just passed or finished, you cannot be a good athlete. This guy has another one, another one.
“Of course, he feels the pressure. It’s nice. You have to feel it. If you don’t feel the pressure, you will be in the bar drinking something. You have to cope and handle it.
“It’s OK, we have to play in different ways. People adapt to us as a team and how we play because in the last five years it’s been four Premier Leagues (titles),”
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira could not hide his frustration about his side conceding the crucial spot-kick against Man City.
The Eagles boss said his side lacked leaders at that moment but the process of developing those skills will take time.
“I’m really frustrated. We needed to defend well against City, we did it really well,” he said. “The frustration is conceding the penalty and that is something we should avoid, that lack of concentration.