How Manchester City Will Line Up Against Crystal Palace

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How Manchester City Will Line Up Against Crystal Palace
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After coming through their toughest test of the season so far to beat Liverpool 2-1 on Boxing Day, Manchester City will now be eyeing top spot in the Premier League as they face their final match of 2013.

With Arsenal not facing Newcastle until Sunday, a City win over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium would take Manuel Pellegrini's men to the summit of the division for at least 24 hours, and whilst the likes of the Gunners and the Reds still need to convince many that they can sustain a title challenge, City certainly don't.

But the Palace game is the club's second inside 72 hours, with Pellegrini facing the rigours of English football's festive programme for the very first time.

The Chilean could make changes for the visit of Tony Pulis's Eagles, but he and the club will expect nothing less than three points.

Here is the lineup that Pellegrini could pick.

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