Championship League. This is how we handled it. Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City
Manchester City has previously had trouble beating Crystal Palace, and it appeared they might be about to lose more ground to the Londoners on Saturday. Still, a strong second-half effort helped the Premier League champions come back to win 4-2.
The host team trailed 2-0 at the break after giving up two goals on set pieces.
The first came in the fourth minute when John Stones converted a free kick into his own goal. The second came in the 21st minute when Joachim Andersen headed in from a corner.
Without a shot on goal to end the first half, Manchester City greatly improved after the break. Bernardo Silva quickly pulled one back, albeit he was a little unlucky as Vicente Guaita was beaten by a deflection.
Then Erling Haaland’s moment to shine arrived. Just past the hour mark, the Norwegian equalized to make it 2-2 by heading in a chipped cross from Phil Foden.
After that, Manchester City launched an assault the attack, with Haaland scoring at the far post after a well-executed corner routine.
Haaland then completed his first—and undoubtedly not last—hat-trick for the team, overcoming Joel Ward and scoring superbly for the final score of 4–2.