LONDON. Manchester City prevails over Crystal Palace 1-0 after E. Haaland scored a penalty (78′). Manchester City was surely superior in terms of ball possession (68%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Selhurst Park stadium in London on Saturday and it started at 5:30 pm local time. The referee was Robert Jones with the collaboration of Ian Hussin and Daniel Robathan. The 4th official was Thomas Bramall. The weather was rainy. The temperature was quite cold at 4 degrees Celsius or 39.22 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 89%.
- ! 32 Ball Possession 68
- 4 Total 14
- 0 On Target 4
- 0 Off Target 5
- 4 Shots blocked 5
- 71 Attack 127
- 24 Dangerous attack 73
- 63 Ball safe 60
- 19 Free Kicks 13
- 0 Penalties 1
- 2 Corners 6
- 3 Off Sides 2
- 9 Total 14
- 2 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 3
Manchester City had a strong ball possession 68% while Crystal Palace was struggling with a 32% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Manchester City was more pushing with 73 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Manchester City won the match.
Crystal Palace shot 4 times, 0 on target, 0 off target. On the other side, Manchester City shot 14 times, 4 on target, 5 off target.
Crystal Palace received 2 yellow cards (Luka Milivojevic and Joachim Andersen). Regarding the opposition, Manchester City received 2 yellow cards (Rúben Dias and Nathan Aké).
After playing this match, Crystal Palace will stay with 27 points like Wolverhampton Wanderers to sit in the 12th place. On the opposite side, Manchester City will have 61 points to hold in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Crystal Palace will host AFC Bournemouth on the 13th of May with a 5-2 head to head statistic in favor of Crystal Palace (5 draws).
Manchester City will play away agasint Everton on the 13th of May with a 19-12 head to head record in favor of Manchester City (7 draws).
Crystal Palace – Formation
Crystal Palace adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Patrick Vieira decided to play with the following team: Vicente Guaita, Nathaniel Clyne , Joachim Andersen , Marc Guéhi , Tyrick Mitchell , Albert Sambi Lokonga , Luka Milivojević , Michael Olise , Jordan Ayew , Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha .
The home team had on the bench: Joel Ward, Jaïro Riedewald, James Tomkins, Odsonne Édouard, Naouirou Ahamada , Joseph Whitworth, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Eberechi Eze and Chris Richards.
Crystal Palace made 4 changes: Luka Milivojevic for Naouirou Ahamada (61′), N. Clyne for Joel Ward (71′), Jeffrey Schlupp for Eberechi Eze (80′) and Jordan Ayew for Odsonne Édouard (80′).
Best player: Joachim Andersen
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Crystal Palace was Joachim Andersen.
His rating iswith 34 passes (82% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3. He performed 1 cross.
Manchester City – Formation
Also Manchester City adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Josep Guardiola i Sala played with: Ederson, John Stones , Manuel Akanji , Rúben Dias , Nathan Aké , Rodri , İlkay Gündoğan , Phil Foden , Bernardo Silva , Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland .
They had on the bench: Rico Lewis, Kyle Walker, Stefan Ortega Moreno, Julián Álvarez, Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte, Cole Palmer, Kalvin Phillips and Kevin De Bruyne .
Manchester City made 3 changes: Phil Foden for Julián Álvarez (58′), Bernardo Silva for Kevin De Bruyne (79′) and John Stones for Kyle Walker (89′).
Best player: Rodri
The player that probably impressed the most for Manchester City was Rodri even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 88 passes (88% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 16. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.
- Tottenham Hotspur – Nottingham Forest – 3-1
- Leicester City – Chelsea – 1-3
- Leeds United – Brighton & Hove Albion – 2-2
- Everton – Brentford – 1-0
- Crystal Palace – Manchester City – 0-1
- AFC Bournemouth – Liverpool – 1-0