On Saturday January 16th, title chasing Manchester City welcomed out-of-form Crystal Palace to a snowy Etihad Arena for a game that could see City go top, at least for a few hours, with a win. Man City's form had been patchy over the last few weeks and, after dropping two points against Everton in their recent midweek fixture, they would be looking to get back to winning ways. Palace would be looking to end a miserable run of four games without a goal and two consecutive losses against a side they have never beaten away in the Premier League. Palace's loss against Aston Villa was widely regarded as their worst performance under Alan Pardew and he would be looking for a response from his side. The previous meeting at Selhurst in September ended in a 1-0 win for City after Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench to score a last gasp winner on his debut. Team News: Long term absentee Vincent Kompany missed out again while Yaya Tourè, Bakary Sagna and Raheem Sterling dropped to the bench for Fabian Delph, Pablo Zabaleta and Iheanacho. Palace were still without Yannick Bolasie, while Connor Wickham made his first start since returning from injury.