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Jesus and Silva strike as Man City claim victory

20 Oct 2019
Gabriel Jesus scores for Manchester City against Crystal Palace

Champions are within five points of leaders Liverpool after two goals in quick succession against Crystal Palace

Two goals in quick succession from Gabriel Jesus and David Silva earned Manchester City a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace and moved them within five points of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Jesus, preferred instead of Sergio Aguero in attack, headed in from Bernardo Silva's 39th-minute cross for his 50th Man City goal in all competitions.

The champions doubled their lead only 93 seconds later when David Silva volleyed in from Raheem Sterling's exquisite chip over the Palace defence.

Jesus and Bernardo drew great saves from Wayne Hennessey as the visitors tried to add to their lead in the second half.

Crystal Palace were twice denied by brilliant Ederson saves, with the Brazilian first tipping Christian Benteke's header on to the crossbar before he kept out Wilfried Zaha's strike.

Pep Guardiola's men move back to second, five points behind Liverpool ahead of their trip to Manchester United on Sunday.

Palace remain sixth with 14 points.

Next fixtures

Crystal Palace: 27 Oct v Arsenal (A)
Man City: 26 Oct v Aston Villa (H)

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