Man City 2-2 Crystal Palace: Fernandinho own goal denies City a needed win
Man City 2-2 Crystal Palace: Fernandinho own goal denies City a needed win
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Man City 2-2 Crystal Palace: Fernandinho own goal denies City a needed win

None of the four managers to take charge of Man City in a Premier League match on their birthday have managed to win, and Pep Guardiola was added to this list after the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, on his 49th birthday.

How it happened...

Manchester City dominated the first-half against Crystal Palace but found themselves a goal down after the Eagles netted against the run of play.

Kevin De Bruyne had City's best chance of the game, rattling the crossbar with a fierce free-kick from 25 yards out with Vicente Guiata beaten.

City continued to pile on the pressure but Palace's defense held firm.

Tosun goal

Cenk Tosun was allowed a free header after Cahill won the first header from a corner, allowing the Turkish striker to complete the job. It was their first attempt on goal and they made it count!

[Just look at what it meant to him!]

HT: City one goal down at the break.

A big second half was needed by Man City.

The second half was full of goals. Three goals, with a lot of emotion and action.

The Blues came out firing but it took until 82 minutes for an equalizer through Sergio Aguero.

The Argentine was the hero again five minutes later when he headed home Benjamin Mendy's cross to give City the lead.

However, a late Fernandinho own goal saw Palace rescue a point.

Full-time: Man City 2-2 Crystal Palace

Two points dropped for City.

Sergio Aguero’s late brace wasn’t enough for the Blues after the late Fernandinho own goal.

Liverpool can now extend their lead at the top of the table to 16 points with a game in hand against Man United tomorrow.

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