Man City 1-0 Crystal Palace Stats and Highlights
Edin Dzeko’s strike moves Manchester City to the Premier League summit after an edgy 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
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Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Saturday, 28 December, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Crystal Palace have lost their last three trips to Manchester City and are winless in seven attempts since a 2-0 top-flight victory on 22 December 1990.
If they score on Saturday, City will break their own Premier League record of 53 goals from the opening 19 games, set in 2011-12.
They are unbeaten in their last seven league matches (W6, D1) but are attempting to earn four successive wins for the first time under Manuel Pellegrini.
City are unbeaten in their final game of the year since returning to the Premier League in 2002-03 (W5, D6).
Alvaro Negredo has scored in each of his last nine appearances at the Etihad Stadium.
Tony Pulis has won nine points from his six Premier League games in charge of Crystal Palace – two more than Ian Holloway and Keith Millen won combined from 12 matches.
The Eagles have kept five clean sheets in their last eight league fixtures.
They have only taken one point from their nine games against top-half opposition.
Palace have scored the fewest goals in the division (12) and failed to recover any points from losing positions.