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ESPN – Crystal Palace effectively end Manchester City’s title defence

Manchester City's grip on the Premier League title was loosened further after a controversial Glenn Murray goal put Crystal Palace on the way to a 2-1 victory. ESPN FC's Paul Mariner believes Manchester City are an aging squad and need to regroup, following their 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. LONDON — Three thoughts on Crystal Palace's 2-1 win Monday vs. Manchester City in the Premier League. 1. City's race is run This was the night Manchester City were deposed as Premier League champions. Crystal Palace's part in the title race was not nearly so dramatic as it was last season, when their May comeback to earn a 3-3 draw ended Liverpool's hopes, but this victory damned City, and perhaps their manager Manuel Pellegrini, too. Yaya Toure's strike in the 77th minute raised hopes of a comeback,…

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GUARDIAN – Crystal Palace’s Alan Pardew disappointed after defeat to Liverpool – video

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says the game against Liverpool was one of his team’s worst performances since he became manager. Crystal Palace took an early lead after Frazier Campbell scored in the 15th minute, but Liverpool scored twice in the second half. Palace face Arsenal in a Premier League fixture on 21 February Continue reading…

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ESPN – Liverpool end Palace’s FA Cup dream, but battle for survival starts now

Fraizer Campbell gave Crystal Palace the lead against Liverpool but the Reds hit back to win 2-1 and dump Alan Pardew's men out of the FA Cup. All the best things come to an end at some point. “Breaking Bad,” my 20s and on Saturday evening, Palace's stronghold over Liverpool that had lasted nearly 14 years. The Eagles lost 2-1 at Selhurst to Brendan Rodgers' side to miss out on the chance to make a rare appearance in the FA Cup quarterfinals. Crystal Palace Liverpool 1 2 FT Game Details GameCast Lineups and Stats Palace haven't advanced that far in the competition since 1995, and with some big names already out of the running this year, it could have been the perfect chance to have a good old-fashioned cup…

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ESPN – Supersub Mario Balotelli plays crucial role in Liverpool’s FA Cup win

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop recaps a quality performance by Liverpool that sees them through to the quarter-finals in the FA Cup. Liverpool march on into the quarterfinals of the FA Cup with a narrow but ultimately comfortable 2-1 win against past nemeses Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace. The Reds were slightly unfortunate to be behind at halftime but goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana sealed victory for the visitors. This was a gritty performance which saw Liverpool's recently strong defence tested more by brawn and speed than by previous opponents. The three central defenders seemed slightly unnerved at times but…

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