Manchester City vs Crystal Palace: The defending Premier League champions will try to win again when they host the rising Eagles at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (watch live, 10 ET on Peacock Premium).
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Week 3 saw Pep Guardiola’s side locked in an almighty tussle with Newcastle United, as the Magpies took a 3-1 lead 10 minutes into the second half, before Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva scored with three minutes remaining. difference just after the timestamp. It also saw Crystal Palace pick up their first win of the season as they beat Aston Villa 3-1.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Crystal Palace.
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How to watch Manchester City vs Crystal Palace live, stream link and start time
Start: 10 a.m. ET, Saturday
Online: Stream via Peacock Premium
Key stories and star players
Three games into his Manchester City career, Haaland has three goals and one assist to his name, with Kevin De Bruyne off to an equally hot start (one goal and three assists). After keeping consecutive clean sheets at the start of the season, it was quite a shock to see Man City concede three goals (in a span of 26 minutes, no less), regardless of the opponent. Injuries in the center of defense are a cause for concern with Aymeric Laporte expected to miss a few more weeks and Nathan Ake currently battling the groin injury he sustained in the 21st minute against Newcastle. Ruben Dias and John Stones are the last two centre-backs left at Guardiola’s disposal.
As for Palace, results have steadily improved over three weeks (loss, draw, win) as Patrick Vieira’s side find their footing and navigate a series of difficult opening matches. After Saturday, the Eagles will already have played half of the Big Six after just four weeks, with tricky challenges against Brentford and Newcastle before visiting Manchester United to complete their first seven games. They will be battle-tested and hardened when the attachments relax sometime in October. Wilfried Zaha leads the way with three of the team’s four goals this season, while the youngsters in midfield and defense continue their rapid development against top-level competition.
Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup
OUT: Aymeric Laporte (knee), Benjamin Mendy (suspension – MORE) | QUESTIONABLE: Jack Grealish (knee), Nathan Ake (groin)
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XI | Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne (C), Bernardo, Mahrez, Haaland, Foden
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 27, 2022
Crystal Palace team news, injuries, lineup
OUT: James McArthur (groin), James Tomkins (undisclosed), Jack Butland (hand), Nathan Ferguson (foot), Wilfried Zaha
— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) August 27, 2022