Mon. May 20th, 2024

Man City Vs. Crystal Palace: Final Score, Outcome, Kevin De Bruyne Scored 100th Goal

Man City was level at halftime thanks to a brilliant strike from Kevin De Bruyne that negated the hosts’ early lead from Jean-Philippe Mateta.

Shortly after the restart, Rico Lewis gave the lead. Erling Haaland then celebrated his comeback to the team with a close-range strike after De Bruyne’s deft cut-back.

With a breathtaking left-foot drive, the talented Kevin De Bruyne celebrated reaching his century and igniting a frenzy among the spectators.

Even though substitute Odsonne Edouard made a last-minute comeback, the hosts were unable to hold on as Man City made a very welcome return to Manchester with a maximum haul.

The outcome maintained the pressure on Arsenal and Liverpool in the race for the Premier League crown.

With Liverpool playing Manchester United tomorrow afternoon and Arsenal traveling to Brighton this evening, Pep Guardiola’s treble champions are currently tied for first place in the standings.


Man City


Prior to the 12:30 (UK) kickoff, Palace supporters let out their anthem, “Glad All Over,” as the teams emerged from the tunnel.

However, following a convincing 4-2 victory, Pep Guardiola’s team was ecstatic at the end of the ninety minutes.

However, things didn’t go well for the guests at first.

City gave up after controlling the first four minutes.


Jean-Philippe Mateta made no mistake as his shot ducked past Stefan Ortega Moreno and bounced off the keeper’s right-hand post. Adam Wharton sent a precise cross through to him.

Although it was a setback, it just made the visitors more determined to even the score.

After three minutes, Josko Gvardiol headed over a well-placed cross from Kevin De Bruyne as City attempted to respond rapidly.


On minute ten, Rico Lewis skillfully sent Julian Alvarez down the right channel, but a combination of Dean Henderson and Joel Ward on the Eagles line stopped La Arana’s attempt.

Moments later, Rodrigo made a spectacular attempt with his left foot, stretching and slipping before releasing a shot that appeared to be heading for the corner until the nimble Dean Henderson dove to keep it out. Rodrigo must have felt he had equalized at that point.

But before long, the leveller showed up, and boy, was it a scorcher as KDB did KDB things.


At the 13-minute mark, De Bruyne produced a moment of magic that left former Manchester United goalkeeper Henderson with little chance of stopping it. It was unfortunate for some but not for the Belgian as he cut inside before smashing a right foot piledriver into the top corner.

When Mateta scored the first goal, the camera went to Guardiola, who was making angry gestures in the dugout. When KDB equalized, though, things were different. The manager showered his playmaking forward with kisses as he scored his 99th goal while wearing City colors.


Man City


On minute 19, Haaland had a great opportunity to put ahead, but Henderson stopped his shot after he found a precise pass through to him down the center.

Oscar Bobb, starting for the first time since February’s 1-0 victory over Brentford at home, looked impressive on the right wing. This was especially evident at the half-hour mark when he skillfully picked out Rico Lewis. However, the fan of Muay Thai boxing was unable to land the game-winning blow as his ball across the box eluded everyone wearing a white and gold shirt.

After taking Rodrigo’s place, the dangerous Ayew hit a shot against the bar in between, then on minutes 34 and 39, respectively, Alvarez and Lewis both missed wide.

With a cool-headed clearing on minute forty-three, Stefan Ortega Moreno more than justified his decision to stay on the field even after Ederson returned from injury.

Ayew had a chance to capitalize on Rodrigo’s slightly hurried throw back, but Ortega Moreno executed a Cruyff Turn and calmly cleared the danger.


Man City


After the break, City outperformed Palace, who had begun the first half like a house on fire.

Lewis gave us the lead against the Eagles with a goal on 47 minutes after Jack Grealish’s cross from the left flicked off Joachim Andersen and into his path. Lewis’s sole goal of the season came against Palace in the 2-2 draw at the Etihad.

After a rocky start to the second half, the hosts were eager to rebound, and Alvarez came dangerously close to making it three for the visitors on minute 54, but Anderson made a strong save.

On minute 66, Haaland did increase lead by scoring his 82nd goal in 89 City games.

Throughout their time together, De Bruyne was the star forward’s primary provider. Here, he demonstrated his vision by setting up the ball so Henderson could finish past him.

With yet another brilliant shot, Rodrigo cushioned the ball for the Belgian, who scored with a blistering left-footed strike to reach his century.


On minute 86, substitute Odsonne Edouard equalized by a deft flicked finish from Jeffrey Schlupp’s left-wing cross.

However, it came too little, too late, as City secured a much-needed three points by playing out the seven minutes of injury time.


Man City


Kevin De Bruyne reached a significant milestone in the match as well, having scored 100 goals for City.

His beautiful left-foot shot after the interval guaranteed 100, while his right-foot rocket in the first half brought up 99.

In his 372nd game for City, he has achieved a significant milestone, solidifying his status as one of the best players in the history of the team.

The 32-year-old has already won 14 major awards with City, and if his performance at Selhurst Park is any indication, he plans to add more to his trophy collection this season.

After scoring his first of two incredible braces in the victory at Crystal Palace, Pep Guardiola was seen blowing kisses to KDB from the sidelines.

That perfectly encapsulated the manager’s immense respect for the legendary Premier League player.

Even though he has been in blue for a long time, his excellent performances never stop, and this one was no different.

The 32-year-old, who shown his skill, perseverance, and technique, was essential.