Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace - 6 Things We Learned
6. Individual Errors Costing Dear
Before Fabian Delph's low shot squirmed under Wayne Hennessey's arms, Palace were in this game and could even have gone ahead. Damien Delaney could; and probably should; have put Palace ahead in the second minute and there were a few times when Palace had City's defence squirming. For Palace, game changing individual errors are coming at the worst possible time. At 0-0 against Leicester, at 0-0 against Spurs, at 0-0 against Sunderland, at 0-0 against Aston Villa and now at 0-0 against City - both home and away. We could even add Damien Delaney's positional error to this list when Palace were still level with Chelsea. It could be argued that that's seven points Palace have lost directly because of an individual error. For a club that is renowned for its defensive ability, defensive mistakes are costing points far too often.