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Crystal Palace player ratings v Manchester City

Crystal Palace are now without a win in their last four games in the Premier League after they lost 4-2 against Manchester City at Selhurst Park on Saturday. 

The Eagles took an early lead through Jean-Philippe Mateta who stunned everyone including the Palace boss, Oliver Glasner, after scoring inside four minutes.

Manchester City responded sharply and restored parity through Kevin de Bruyne. Erling Haaland came close to scoring when he was put through on goal, but Dean Henderson made a terrific save.

In the second half, Rico Lewis scored early to give City a 2-1 lead. Erling Haaland added another before De Bruyne scored his second goal of the day with a thunderous strike.

Odsonne Edouard pulled one back in the 85th minute and should have scored another when Michael Olise found him inside the box.

Here, Sports View have rated the Crystal Palace players out of 10 for their performances at Selhurst Park.

Dean Henderson – 7

The Palace goalkeeper was kept busy by City attackers, especially in the second half. He made some fabulous saves including a one-on-one to deny Erling Haaland. Definitely, not at fault for the goals conceded.

Daniel Munoz – 5

The right-back made some flying tackles and kept Jack Grealish in check in the first half. He was poor going forward and couldn’t deliver proper crosses, leading to wasted chances.

Joel Ward – 5

Solid at the back, covered his area really well, and had some decent clearances. Grealish wrongfooted him inside the box with a swift move leading to De Bruyne’s goal. De Bruyne nearly embarrassed him by snatching the ball off his feet but Andersen rescued the danger deep in extra time.

Joachim Andersen – 5

The centre-back made some decent clearances. He was lucky to make a block to deny Alvarez, although he knew nothing about the shot as he went down on the ground clutching his head.

Jefferson Lerma – 6

The defensive midfielder dropped so deep that at times he looked like a third centre-back. As always, tidy with his passes, but probably should have closed down Lewis for the second goal.

Tyrick Mitchell – 5 

The left-back did well in the first half but should have done better to prevent Lewis from having an easy shot on goal.

Will Hughes – 5

He worked his socks off in midfield but Glasner probably would have expected more energy from him. He was also a bit sloppy at times with his passing.

Adam Wharton – 7

The 20-year-old has been outstanding in the middle of the park. The young midfielder looked like he had been playing in the Premier League for years. He was so comfortable on the ball and played out a brilliant pass for Mateta for the opening goal.

Jordan Ayew – 6

He hit the crossbar in the first half but probably should have scored. Ayew has put in a fantastic defensive shift and helped Munoz on the right.

Jean-Philippe Mateta – 8

Arguably the best player for Palace. His hold-up play was excellent. The French striker was involved in most of the attack and was a real threat up front. He has been in great form recently and has scored in back-to-back home games. Outstanding.

Eberechi Eze – 3

With City dominating possession, Eze hardly had enough touch on the ball. He couldn’t influence the game at all and made sloppy passes. Lost possession cheaply. Taken off in the 63rd minute. Dreadful.

Substitute 

Jeffrey Schlupp for Eze (63rd min) – 5

Michael Olise for Ayew (73 min) – 6

Odsonne Edouard for Mateta (73 min) – 7 

Lovely finish from the former Celtic forward who made a big impact after coming off the bench.

Nathaniel Clyne for Mitchell (73min) – NA 

Naouirou Ahamada for Hughes (81 min) – NA 

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