City aim to take another step closer to Premier League crown

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2020-21 English Premier League

Matchday 34 of 38

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City 

Selhurst Park
London, England
Saturday, 01 May 2021
Kick-off is at 13:30 
Manchester City will be aiming to take another step closer towards clincing the 2020-21 English Premier League title when they take aim at Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.  
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson
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The Eagles go into the fixture against the league's runaway leaders having endured an inconsistent season which has kept them firmly between 10th and the relegation places for most of the campaign. Palace lost 2-1 at Leicester City on Monday to remain in 13th spot. 
City sit 10 points clear atop the league standings following a 2-1 win over Aston Villa and will make the trip to south London having already won the Carabao Cup this season. 

“We know exactly what we need, it’s to play like today [aganist Aston Villa], it’s a hugely important victory,” Cityzens boss Pep Guardiola said following their win at Villa Park. 

“When you arrive in the last five games depending just on yourself, it is a good boost, good credit.

“I saw the team, we were committed and after our two defeats against Leeds United, against Chelsea [in the FA Cup] we knew how important it was. 

“It’s [the Premier League title] close, the most difficult for many reasons, season of our lives, like all the clubs.”
Manchester City defender John Stones
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City thumped Palace 4-0 in the reverse fixture at Etihad Stadium earlier this season. John Stones, who was sent off at Villa last week, scored a brace for the Manchester club. 

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 48
Crystal Palace wins: 11
Manchester City wins: 26
Draws: 11

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 34:

Friday, 30 April 
21:00 - Southampton vs Leicester City 
Saturday, 01 May 
13:30 - Crystal Palace vs Manchester City 
16:00 - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leeds United 
18:30 - Chelsea vs Fulham 
21:00 - Everton vs Aston Villa 
Sunday, 02 May
15:00 - Newcastle United vs Arsenal 
17:30 - Manchester United vs Liverpool 
20:15 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United 
Monday, 03 May
19:00 - West Bromwich Albion vs Wolves 
21:15 - Burnley vs West Ham United 

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Published: 04/28/2021