Manchester City’s ability to overturn a two-goal deficit could leave Premier League rivals Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham with no chance in the title race. The current champions have been two goals down in four of their last six league games but overturned the deficit to extrapolate at least a draw from all of them.
The pattern was once again on display during the Citizens’ 4-2 victory at home to Crystal Palace this weekend. The visitors, who have been something of a bogey team for the Sky Blues in recent years, raced into a two-goal lead courtesy of John Stones’ own goal and a Joachim Anderson header.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men rallied to overcome their London rivals with Bernardo Silva opening the scoring before Erling Haaland stole the headlines with a hat trick. It was the second time in two weeks that the club had come back from two goals down overturning a 3-1 deficit to draw against Newcastle at St James’ Park.
City overcame similar adversity towards the end of last season, needing to come back from two goals down against both West Ham and Aston Villa to claim the four points they needed to claim the Premier League crown. The win against Villa was particularly important with three goals in the space of five minutes sparking wild scenes at the Etihad as they sealed the title in dramatic fashion.
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“He does not shoot the ball, he places it in the net. I would say the number of goals he has scored is astonishing.”
City will continue their campaign on Wednesday when they play Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest in Manchester.
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