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Dzeko rescues Man City in 1-0 win over Palace

Edin Dzeko comes to Man City's rescue in 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in Premier League

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, right, attempts a shot past Crystal Palace's Danny Gabbidon during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etih...
Crystal Palace's Cameron Jerome, upper left, collides with Manchester City's goalkeeper Joe Hart, bottom, as Matija Nastasic takes evasive action duri...
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, second left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Crystal Palace during their English Premier League soccer m...
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, centre right, celebrates after scoring against Crystal Palace during their English Premier League soccer match at the Et...

Britain Soccer Premier League

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, right, attempts a shot past Crystal Palace's Danny Gabbidon during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etih...

Britain Soccer Premier League

Crystal Palace's Cameron Jerome, upper left, collides with Manchester City's goalkeeper Joe Hart, bottom, as Matija Nastasic takes evasive action duri...

Britain Soccer Premier League

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, second left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Crystal Palace during their English Premier League soccer m...

Britain Soccer Premier League

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, centre right, celebrates after scoring against Crystal Palace during their English Premier League soccer match at the Et...

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Edin Dzeko rescued Manchester City with a second-half winner in a shaky 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday, lifting his team provisionally top of the English Premier League.

The division's most free-scoring attack struggled to break down an obdurate Palace defense until Jesus Navas cut the ball back for Dzeko to score from 12 yards for his 50th goal for City.

The goal kept up City's record of scoring in every home league match since November 2010 and maintained the team's 100 percent record at Etihad Stadium this season.

City is two points clear of second-place Arsenal, which plays Newcastle away on Sunday for the right to end 2013 on top of the standings.

City was indebted to goalkeeper Joe Hart, who produced a string of second-half saves to preserve the clean sheet.


Updated : 2021-04-16 23:24 GMT+08:00