Manchester City are starting to lose a bit ground on their title rival, Liverpool, as Pep Guardiola’s side suffered a shock defeat this weekend.
Having to chase The Reds that won their last league fixture over Wolves, City were under a rare pressure as they were four points behind Jurgen Klopp’s men before the Saturday game.
Playing at home against struggling Crystal Palace, one one were expecting that Guardiola’s men will be getting anything aside from three points.
However, it was a different story on Saturday as the home team found themselves in major trouble despite starting the match in such fine manner.
Leading through Ilkay Gundogan on 27 minutes, Man City end up trailing 2-1 in the first half as Jeff Schlupp along with Andros Townsend scored for the visitor before the break.
Early in the second half, things starting to go south for City as Palace were able to score their third as Luka Milivojevic converted from the spot kick.
The home side starting to struggle a lot in chasing that two goals deficit, up until Kevin De Bruyne pulled one back five minutes from time and lift their spirit once again.
However, there was just not enough time for a comeback as Palace hold their slender lead until the final whistle was blown.
Disappointing result indeed for Man City as they now must bounce back quickly to keep Liverpool on sight.
Full results for English Premier League Saturday fixtures:
Arsenal 3-1 Burnley; Bournemouth 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion; Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City; Huddersfield 1-3 Southampton; Manchester City 2-3 Crystal Palace; Newcastle United 0-0 Fulham; West Ham United 0-2 Watford. Cardiff City 1-5 Manchester United.