Fumbling Man City throw away two-goal lead to draw at Etihad


City players celebrate one of their goals, but were shocked by Palace

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Manchester City three away two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with visiting Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to dent their quest to defend the premier league.

City were two goals up until the 76th minute when Palace pulled one back and converted a penalty in added time to make it 2-2.

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City needed to win the match to keep tabs on Liverpool and Arsenal, but they blew away their chances by allowing struggling Palace to pick a draw at the Etihad.

The homers had opened the scoring midway into the first half. Jack Grealish found space inside the box to get on the end of a pass from Phil Foden, then sent the ball into the bottom right corner.

Shortly after the restart of the second half, City made it 2-0. Rico Lewis unleashed a first-time shot from inside the box and beat the goalkeeper into the bottom left corner.

Palace pulled one back in the 76th minute. Jeffrey Schlupp fed Jean-Philippe Mateta, who tapped the ball into an empty net.
Five minutes into added time, Michael Olise converted from the penalty spot. He won the battle of wills and sent an unstoppable penalty past Ederson into the bottom left corner.

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