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CRYSTAL PALACE VS MAN CITY

Published:Friday | September 11, 2015 | 9:00 AM

CRYSTAL PALACE

(4-2-3-1)

McCARTHY, WARD, DANN, DELANEY, SOUARE, McARTHUR, CABAYE, ZAHA, PUNCHEON, SAKO,

WICKHAM

MANCHESTER CITY

(4-2-3-1)

AGUERO, STERLING, SILVA, DE BRUYNE,

FERNANDINHO, TOURE,

KOLAROV, MANGALA, KOMPANY, SAGNA, HART

Manchester City face a tough challenge to their perfect start to the Barclays Premier League season against a Crystal Palace side boasting a shock win at title rivals Chelsea in their last outing.

Palace's impressive start to the campaign sees them behind City in the table, in second place and with nine points from their opening four games, the club's best ever beginning to a Premier League campaign and most impressive in the top flight since 1991 when, in the old First Division, they lost at City on the opening day before winning their next three.

It is City's best start to a season since 2011 when they won their first four. A fifth victory will represent their best sequence at the start of a season since 2009 when they won their first six and, like this season, they kept clean sheets in their opening four fixtures.

However, City have never kept clean sheets in each of their opening five games so can set a new club record at Selhurst Park.

City, though, will not need reminding what happened on their last visit; Palace won 2-1 and Chelsea went on to win the Premier League title.