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Goal hero admits Palace had to play perfect game

24th December 2018, 10:51 by Simon Barlow

Goal hero Andros Townsend says Crystal Palace had to play the perfect game to beat "the team of our generation" Manchester City.

The former winger, who has been operating in a more central role this season, scored a goal of the season contender during the Eagles' stunning 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

But the ex-Newcastle United man also believes the reigning champions remain the team to beat in the Premier League, despite Saturday's result leaving Pep Guardiola's side four points behind leaders Liverpool at Christmas.

"I have said before, Man City are probably the team of our generation," said Townsend.

"I have never played against a team as good as them, especially at home, and it is impossible to get the ball off them.

"We knew if we were going to get anything it was going to have to be a perfect disciplined performance and it saw us to a well-needed three points."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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