Stones were scored on either side by Ilkay Gundogan’s brilliant 20 yard stake before Raheem Sterling’s free kick completed the router to extend our unbeaten run to 15 games and bring us to second Place in the table, two points behind leaders Manchester United

City went ahead when Stone’s Kevin De Bruyne’s superb cross threw past Vicente Guaita to score his first Premier League goal for the club when the Belgian made his 100 Provided support since arriving in Manchester

Gundogan put Pep Guardiola’s crew in a commanding position nearing the hour mark when he expropriated Andros Townsend on the edge of the area and rolled a luscious effort into the top corner

Stones finished second and City third after Guaita was only able to parry Ruben Dias’s header from a corner and the Portuguese international’s defending partner reacted like an experienced striker to hit the ball from 10 meters under the palace goalkeeper

Sterling finished the points two minutes from time when he shot a free kick into the top corner from 18 yards The win means City will come to the top of the league if we win our game against leaders United

Before kick-off, Roy Hodgson had discussed the need for his crew to survive the city onslaught, and with eleven men, often stationed in their own half, survival mode provided stubborn resistance for the first 45 minutes Visitor

The home team dominated possession but couldn’t really test Guaita until De Bruyne got a century of assists in a certain style with a moment of the highest quality

The attention of James McArthur and Tyrick Mitchell seemed to give the Belgian few options as he collected Fernandinho’s Cross Field Pass, but had other ideas and delivered a swinging ball to Stones with the outside of his right foot for Stones to take home could nod

73% of possession and 13 to two shots in favor of City underline the extent of our dominance

It was the seventh goal we conceded in our last nine games, and despite all our defensive strength, it was the quality of our attackers that won us this game

After De Bruyne’s cross opened the Eagles’ defense for Stones, City continued to excel in the final period

Gundogan showed tenacity and technique alike to continue his scoring form, while Sterling’s sweet free kick reminded everyone of their own attacking skills

A cleaner connection from Gundogan’s flick on could have brought Gabriel Jesus onto the stage with a header, and Guaita immediately breathed a sigh of relief after City’s second as he crawled away a clearance after an annoyance with the Brazilian striker locked him in the area

De Bruyne also approached from a distance A 20-yard attempt barely flashed, and the attack proved to be City’s best form of defense Eberechi Eze’s speculative attempt to throw Ederson as far as possible came closest to the visitors

“We didn’t admit, we had to be patient and Palace defended really well. We were so stable, it’s an important win

“When dealing with top teams we are lucky enough to have that quality in the final third, when Kevin de Bruyne assisted, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling put them in the top corner and John Stones burned in the box

Two goals and one goal conceded made it a great day in the office for the center-back who did another successful performance

Gundogan has scored four goals in his last six Premier League games, as many as in his last 55 games in competition.His six goals in all competitions this season are his combined goals for the club in a single campaign

With our fifth win in a row in the Premier League, we jump Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Leicester City into second place. Only four points separate the top 5

On Wednesday the 20th January, Aston Villa face the city in the Premier League The Etihad Stadium kick-off is at 18:00 (UK)

CITY: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Fernandinho (C), Gundogan (Cancelo 71 ‘), De Bruyne (Torres 71’), Bernardo (60 ‘), Sterling, Jesus

CRYSTAL PALACE: Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Mitchell, Townsend (Batshuayi 79 ‘), Milivojevic (C) (Riedewald 69’), McArthur, Eze, Ayew

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