Manchester City 2 – 3 Crystal Palace

Andros Townsend smashed home a sublime 30-yard volley as Crystal Palace stunned Manchester City to leave Liverpool four points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Palace caused the biggest shock of the campaign to date by claiming their first win at City for exactly 28 years to end the defending champions’ 100% home record in the top flight this season.

City’s form at Etihad Stadium this season – they had scored an average of three goals a game in nine successive league victories before this match – had made it a fortress, but its walls came crumbling down in spectacular fashion.

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