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September 23 2018 11.31am

Manchester City v Palace

Etihad Stadium, Saturday 3.00pm

Pape Souare

Pape Souare

Team news

Defender Mamadou Sakho will make his second Premier League debut for the Eagles after coming through the midweek cup win over Huddersfield without any problems following his knee injury.

Left back Pape Souare also came through the fixture without any issues after making a dramatic recovery from his car crash a year ago and is in contention for a start.

Wilfried Zaha is still out with the knee injury he suffered on the opening day of the season against Huddersfield.

Manchester City centre half Vincent Kompany hopes to have shaken off a calf injury to play. However, midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will not be available due to a knee sprain suffered in midweek.

Man City: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Otamendi, Mangala, Mendy, Toure, Delph, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, D Silva, B Silva, Aguero, Jesus.

Palace: Hennessey, Speroni, Riedewald, Dann, Delaney, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Kelly, Ward, Sakho, Lee, McArthur, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Milivojevic, Mutch, Puncheon, Sako, Schlupp, Souare, Kaikai, Townsend, Van Aanholt, Benteke.


Roy Hodgson

"All you can do quite frankly is make certain you keep working on your game, working on the defensive side, in particular if we're talking about stopping them [Man City] scoring, making certain we're doing the things we need to do and want to do well.

"If it turns out they have a bit too much firepower even doing the things we want to do they can still score goals, we - like the rest of the teams they have been beating - will probably have to accept that.

"But at the moment we are going there in a reasonably confident mood. The players know their jobs and will be working hard to perform those roles and we'll see how far that takes us.

"But certainly Iím being bombarded with statistics with how wonderful they are but it doesn't faze me at all because I think that the players know what they have got to do and will try very hard to do it and we'll see where it leads us."

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

"We have a lot of quality players within our squad and have shown in the last couple of games that with some good fortune we could have got something from them so personally speaking I am very confident that we have what it takes to start climbing the table.

"Last season this group of players went to Chelsea and Liverpool towards the end of season and achieved a good result so anything is possible."

Pep Guardiola

"In the Premier League, every single team can beat the other one. I have a lot of respect for Crystal Palace from what I have seen. Against Burnley, they created a lot of chances.

"I showed my players the chances they created in two games. They have quality and we have to be careful. The players must know that we could lose that game tomorrow. When they know that, we are closer to winning the game."

Manchester City - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
1st 5 4 1 0 13

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
06/05/2017 League Manchester City 5 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
28/01/2017 FA Cup Crystal Palace 0 - 3 Manchester City loss
19/11/2016 League Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Manchester City loss
16/01/2016 League Manchester City 4 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
28/10/2015 League Cup Manchester City 5 - 1 Crystal Palace loss

All time results

Last meeting

Manchester City 5-0 Palace

Saturday May 06 2017

Manchester City: Caballero, Kompany, Clichy, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Sterling, De Bruyne, Sane (Navas, 84), Silva (Zabaleta, 68), Toure, Jesus (Iheanacho, 84)

Subs not used: Sagna, Fernando, Kolarov, Gunn

Goals: Silva (2), Kompany (49), De Bruyne (59), Sterling (82), Otamendi (90)

Bookings: Kompany

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, van Aanholt, Schlupp, Kelly (Delaney, 76), McArthur, Milivojevic (Flamini , 67), Puncheon, Townsend (Lee, 57), Zaha, Benteke

Subs not used: Speroni, Remy, Campbell, Sako

Bookings: Kelly, Delaney, Milivojevic

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