Manchester City beat Crystal Palace / AFP
Norway’s Erling Haaland’s lone penalty goal saw Manchester City beat Crystal Palace to keep the pressure on leaders Arsenal and move them two points behind Sunday’s visit to Fulham in the Premier League round of 27. I got it.
The ‘Citizens’, who dominated the match but were harmless in the rival area, emerged victorious at Selhurst Park thanks to a penalty committed by Ilkay Gundogan, transformed by Haaland for the only goal of the match (78).
It was the Norwegian’s 28th goal in the Premier League this season and he remains top of the scoring charts, eight ahead of Harry Kane.
“From my experience, whenever you play here you know it’s very difficult (…) because they defended with six players in the area and Erling always had a double brand. It wasn’t easy. It was a matter of patience”, Pep Guardiola added after the game “We are still in the fight despite Arsenal’s great run” .
In front of goal, Pep Guardiola’s side had only a few chances to beat Spanish goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, with just two shots outside Haaland (28) and Argentina’s Julian Alvarez (60). , was much less lethal than usual.
Another positive note for City was that Crystal Palace did little to interfere with a goal defended by Brazilian Ederson, helping England reach the quarter-finals after a 1-1 victory in Leipzig. It’s a good sign for next Tuesday when we have to decide. champions league.