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Palace did begin brightly once more, Mateta after slicing inside from the left flank inside seconds of the restart, however this time his low effort discovered Stefan Ortega’s side-netting.

Metropolis as soon as once more responded instantly: when Palace had been unable to take care of Jack Grealish’s deflected cross, the ball fell invitingly for Rico Lewis inside the world, and the England worldwide took a contact earlier than lashing dwelling from shut vary.

The purpose appeared to attract Palace’s sting, and Guardiola’s crew remained on high; solely an admittedly lucky block from Joachim Andersen, who was mendacity on the ground with an damage, prevented Julian Alvarez from putting Metropolis’s third previous Henderson.

However that clincher did arrive on 66 minutes when Grealish’s reverse cross discovered De Bruyne with an excessive amount of house inside the world, and Haaland was quickest to react to his sq. cross, reaching the entrance publish and turning dwelling.

Moments later, it was 4. As soon as once more, Grealish was concerned, laying the ball off for Rodri, who in flip teed up De Bruyne – as soon as once more, from a troublesome angle, the Belgian produced a powerful outside-of-the-boot end.

After such a promising first-half, Palace did end strongly, impressed by the return of Michael Olise from damage; the No. 7 featured for the ultimate quarter-hour.

The winger virtually teed up fellow substitute Odsonne Edouard within the closing levels, squaring for the ahead after Muñoz had received the ball excessive, however Edouard was denied by a mixture of Metropolis defenders Dias and John Stones.

The striker would get his purpose moments later, nevertheless, when Naouirou Ahamada and Jeffrey Schlupp linked up down the left facet, the latter whipping the ball in to the close to publish.

Edouard did nicely to get his toe to it first and prod dwelling to cut back the deficit – however the factors remained Metropolis’s.

Palace: Henderson (GK), Muñoz, Ward, Andersen, Lerma, Mitchell (Clyne, 74), Hughes (Ahamada, 82), Wharton, Ayew (Olise, 74), Mateta (Edouard, 74), Eze (Schlupp, 64).

Subs: Matthews (GK), Tomkins, Ozoh, Umeh.

Manchester Metropolis: Ortega (GK), Dias, Stones, Gvardiol (Akanji, 45), Rodri (Kovacic, 74), Lewis, Bobb, De Bruyne (Silva, 90+2), Grealish, Alvarez (Nunes, 74), Haaland

Subs: Ederson (GK), Gomez, Doku, Foden, Susoho

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