Crystal Palace v Man City LIVE commentary and team news: Guardiola and co look to take huge step towards Premier League glory

Manchester City can lay one hand on the Premier League trophy if they beat Crystal Palace in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Two more wins will secure the top-flight title for City but a win against Palace would be enough if Liverpool beat Manchester United on Sunday.

Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace host Pep Guardiola and Man City this weekend

City have been in superb form in all competition in recent weeks and beat Tottenham to the Carabao Cup last weekend.

They smashed Palace 4-0 in January and the Eagles now have little left to play for this season having seemingly secured their Premier League status.

Pep Guardiola’s men are in the middle of their Champions League semi-final showdown with Paris Saint-Germain but he’ll want no mistakes in south London this weekend.

Crystal Palace v Man City: How to listen

This match will get under way at 12:30pm on Saturday, May 1.

Full coverage from Selhurst Park will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 11am.

Reshmin Chowdhury will be your host and commentary will come from Sam Matterface and Dean Ashton.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

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John Stones scored twice in Man City’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace earlier this season
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Crystal Palace v Man City: Team news

Gary Cahill will be able to return for Crystal Palace having overcome a minor issue.

Mamadou Sakho, Nathan Ferguson and Connor Wickham remain out.

City defender John Stones remains banned meaning Aymeric Laporte will replace him again.

Ilkay Gundogan is likely to be rested after being hit with a heavy tackle against Paris St-Germain in midweek.

City face PSG in their curial Champions League semi-final second-leg tie on Tuesday and Pep Guardiola will likely rotate his squad in south London.

Crystal Palace v Man City: Match stats and facts

  • Crystal Palace have lost 13 of their last 17 Premier League meetings with Man City (W2 D2), failing to score on 10 occasions in that run.
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last five Premier League away games against Crystal Palace (W4 D1), since a 2-1 defeat in April 2015.
  • Crystal Palace have won just two of their 23 Premier League games against sides at the top of the table (D4 L17), with both of those victories coming against Chelsea (March 2014 and April 2017). The Eagles lost their last such game 7-0 at home to Liverpool in December.
  • Only Newcastle (27) and West Bromwich Albion (33) have conceded more home goals than Crystal Palace in the Premier League this season (25). Meanwhile, Manchester City have scored more away goals than any other side this term (32).
  • Manchester City have won each of their last 10 Premier League away games by an aggregate score of 26-4. Victory here will equal the all-time English top-flight record for consecutive away wins, currently held by Chelsea (April-December 2008) and Man City themselves (May-December 2017).
  • Man City have conceded the first goal in each of their last two Premier League games, more than they had in their previous 23 in the competition (1). They last conceded first in three consecutive league games back in November 2019, coming back to win two of those (L1).
  • Crystal Palace have lost back-to-back league games for the sixth time this season. They last lost more consecutively in June/July 2020 (a run of 7).
  • Man City’s Raheem Sterling has been involved in seven goals in his last seven starts against Crystal Palace in the Premier League (6 goals, 1 assist).
  • Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has scored 10 Premier League goals this season, his joint-best return in a single league campaign in his career. He’s just the second player to reach double figures in two separate Premier League campaigns for the Eagles, after Luka Milivojevic.
  • Man City striker Gabriel Jesus has scored 49 goals in 126 Premier League appearances, and could become just the second Brazilian to reach 50 in the competition after Roberto Firmino.