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Palace hammered by City

Palace hammered by City

City strengthened their claim for a top-four spot in the Premier League with a 5-0 romp against Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday - goals from David Silva, Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi sending them above Liverpool into third on goal difference.

However, Jose Mourinho's side still hold a game in hand and have the opportunity of qualifying for the Champions League by winning the Europa League, which Guardiola eluded to - ahead of their rivals clash with Arsenal on Sunday.

City lined up in a 4-1-4-1 formation, with Silva spending most of the match operating as a No. 10 - a glance at the two teams' average position maps shows the 31-year-old just behind lone striker Gabriel Jesus. After missing out on the last game, Yaya Toure should be back in the lineup to provide a physical presence as well as to distribute and set the tone in Guardiola's possession-focused style.

Weekend results have given City a significant boost in their race to qualify for next season's Champions League.

"That is most important but these next three games won't be easy".

"In the game against Everton, they arrive four times and we lose 4-0". But he did make the claim that City are the Premier League's best side at creating chances.

Kick off is at 13:30. When we switched, we got better going forward.

Firstly, Pep Guardiola has spoken of his relief at the form of Vincent Kompany on his return from injury.

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Palace had already beaten Chelsea and Liverpool away this season, and gone close to stopping Tottenham at White Hart Lane too.

Palace manager Sam Allardyce was critical of his team's defending.

However it has not always been like and Guardiola puts a failed title bid this season down to the fact they can not stick away the many chances they are creating.

"We created a lot of chances and even in the first half should have scored more".

"I think everyone seems to be hungry to get goals, not just the forwards, and we got enough help as well to keep the clean sheet".

"Hopefully United can focus on the Europa League and next season we shall see five English teams in Europe which would be wonderful". "But in the second half when the goals came, it piled up quickly".

"I want to win that one, there is no way I want other people to be slipping up and us staying safe because of that", added Allardyce.

After De Bruyne's corner had been cleared, Silva worked the ball back to the Belgium global, who rolled a pass inside for compatriot Vincent Kompany to sweep in with a vicious first-time shot.


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