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With Julián Álvarez among the starters, City beat Crystal Palace 4-2 :: Olé

04/06/2024 07:54am. Updated on 04/06/2024 10:28 a.m.

Manchester City victory 4 to 2 al Crystal Palace on matchday 32 of the Premier League. Therefore, they are still in the race to win a new title that, in this edition, has three candidates willing to win it.

Although the Citizens did not start the game on the right foot because Jean-Philippe Mateta They scored a goal 3 minutes into the first half, the truth is that they knew how to recover quickly. At 13′, a great goal from Kevin De Bruyne (who nailed it into the corner) put the partial tie on the scoreboard and sealed what, some time later, would be a rout.

With a relatively even first half, the one that took all the lights was Stefan Ortega Morenowho dribbled in the six-yard box to get rid of a rival, put in a backhand, hooked as if he were a field player and prevented the local team from increasing the difference before the break.

Manchester City – 6-4-2024

The luxury that the Manchester City goalkeeper threw against Crystal Palace

Already in the second half, the situation was different: the Manchester City He came out ready to win it and, with great collective performances, he achieved it. In the first instance, the person in charge of stretching the advantage was Rico Lewis who, at 47′, made it 2 to 1 in favor of the Citizens. Then, the one who doubled down was Erling Haaland and, finally, the one who sealed the victory was none other than Kevin De Bruynewho had a dream afternoon: he scored a double and put the hammer down on a key match for his team.

Although Odsonne Edouard narrowed the difference to 86 minutes, Crystal Palace (which is in the rank 14 of 20 in the standings) was not enough to reverse the situation and he lost the possibility of adding three.

Julián Álvarez, owner

Julian Alvarez the duel started against Crystal Palace as owner and He played 74 minutes of the match until, with a landslide in their favor, Pep Guardiola decided to replace it with Matheus Nunes.

Although he did not score goals, the Argentine striker was a key player in taking the lead and generating play in the rival area.

Pep Guardiola gives instructions to Julián Álvarez against Crystal Palace. (REUTER)

Manchester City, in the Premier League: what lies ahead and how it was in the standings

There are seven games left for a new edition of the Premier League to come to an end. However, only three teams (Liverpool, Arsenal y Manchester City) have mathematical chances of lifting the title.

Until now, those led by Pep Guardiola They are second in the standings with 70 points under their belt, the same number of points as the Reds, who are at the top with one game less.

With this panorama at hand, the Citizens will complete their schedule against Luton, Tottenham, Brighton, Nottingham Forest, Wolves, Fulham y West Ham.

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