Football: Crystal Palace coup gives Hodgson's men comeback win at Manchester City


Manchester City defender Kyle Walker sending Max Meyer flying to give away a penalty to Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace in their Premier League game. Luka Milivojevic put it away to earn the visitors a 3-1 lead after 51 minutes. Ilkay Gundogan's header gave the hosts the lead after 27 minutes. But Palace turned the game on its head with well-taken strikes from Jeffrey Schlupp (33rd) and Andros Townsend's goal of the season contender, a volley from outside the box. Kevin de Bruyne scored a consolation, a goal that was meant as a cross five minutes from time, to make it 3-2 as City lost ground on leaders Liverpool.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Palace coup gives Hodgson's men comeback win at City'. Print Edition | Subscribe