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Oli Scarff | Agence France-Presse
O Liverpool strengthen as Premier League leader after defeats this Saturday of his pursuer Manchester City at home, against the Crystal Palace (3-2).
Pep Guardiola's team suffered the second defeat of the championship and remains with 44 points, four of LiverpoolFriday opened the day with a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton (10th).
At the Etihad Stadium, the squad of the wounded Claudio Bravo they dominated and German Ilkay Gündogan he put them ahead before the half-hour mark (27), but the Londoners turned the scoring with goals from Jeff Schlupp (33), Andros Townsend (35), with a magnificent salvo of 30 metersand Luka Milivojevic of the penalty (51).
Kevin de Bruyne scored the goal that helped Citizens score the score five minutes from time (85).
"Soccer is like this: three kicks on goal and three goals", Guardiola stated after the game. The coach, however, highlighted the rival: "Defensively, they were brilliant. I recognize the merit of the Crystal Palace".
It's the Second defeat of the city in less than ones after falling on his visit to Chelsea on Dec. 8 and now has two days remaining against Leicester and Southampton before receiving Liverpool on January 3 in a duel that could be decisive in the title race.
Check out the great goal of Townsend for the Palace