Sterling brace seals victory over Palace

14 Apr 2019
Raheem Sterling, Man City

Winger scores twice to give Manchester City a 3-1 win at Selhurst Park

A Raheem Sterling double sent Manchester City briefly back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at Crystal Palace.

After scuffing a great chance wide early on, Sterling made amends with a superb finish from Kevin De Bruyne's incisive through-ball on 15 minutes.

Vicente Guaita's fingertips kept Leroy Sane's arrowed shot out to keep it 1-0 at half-time but Sane's first-time cross was turned in by Sterling for his 17th goal of the season on 63 minutes.

Luka Milivojevic's 81st-minute free-kick gave the hosts hope but substitute Gabriel Jesus swept in De Bruyne's pass in the 90th minute to wrap up City's victory.

How they stand

1LIV35 +59 88
2MCI34 +65 86

It was Man City's ninth consecutive league win and they are now two points behind leaders Liverpool, with a match in hand, after the Reds defeated Chelsea later on Sunday afternoon.

Crystal Palace remain in 13th on 39 points.

See: Crystal Palace report | Man City report

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