Manchester City could bounce back from their defeat against Wolverhampton in the previous Matchday of the Premier League and got back to the winning track this Saturday. The Blues from Manchester went to London to face Crystal Palace, and thanks to Gabriel Jesus and David Silva, Pep Guardiola’s side ended up beating Palace 2-0 away.
With the calm victory, the reigning English champions keep their second-place, now with 19 points. Crystal Palace, who has been doing a satisfying campaign in the league so far for a more modest club, finishes the Matchday at sixth with 14 points.
The first goal of Saturday’s game at the Selhurst Park Stadium had a Brazilian sauce and will be remembered for a long time. Well, at least for the one who scored it. Gabriel Jesus scored his 50th goal for Manchester City, with 38 minutes into the first half. The Brazilian was smart and got well-positioned in the play initiated by Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese picked Jesus out through a good cross, as the Brazilian slotted home in a diving header past the Palace keeper. 0-1 Man City.
After that, Man City kept pressing and just two minutes later the second came out. David Silva completed a beautiful counterattack that began with De Bruyne, passed it to Jesus and to Sterling before as he got it back and struck a first-time effort into the back of the net. 0-2 City.
After the break, City, even counting on a ridiculous defense composed by Fernandinho and Rodri did not have a hard time, except for a good save from Ederson, and could guarantee the three points through a nice and calm 2-0 away win.
With renewed enthusiasm in the competition, Pep Guardiola’s team host Aston Villa next Saturday, while Crystal Palace face Arsenal away from home, on Sunday. Earlier on Tuesday, Manchester City will host Atalanta for the UEFA Champions League.