On a day when Chelsea gained a three-point lead after a 0-3 win at Newcastle United, failing to take any points in a game City should have won on their own ground was a major surprise, especially given their recent performance in a 4-1 Rout of Brighton and Hove Albion last week.
City fell behind on a goal from Wilfried Zaha in the sixth minute and defender Aymeric Laporte was sent off for depriving Zaha of a half-time scoring opportunity.
For Palace it was another promising performance under the direction of Patrick Vieira.
While his appointment seemed a relative risk – especially given Frank De Boer’s experience – after the stability brought by the Roy Hodgson era, the decision to bring him to Selhurst Park increasingly looks like a blow. of master.
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