Man City beat Palace to close in on title

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on May 01, 2021 in London, England.

Manchester City could clinch the Premier League title on Sunday after two goals in the space of 83 seconds saw off a stubborn Crystal Palace.

City will secure a third title in four seasons if second-placed Manchester United lose at home to Liverpool.

After a scrappy first half, Sergio Aguero thumped City ahead with a clinical finish before Ferran Torres drilled in a low shot.

That ended the resistance of Palace, who stay in 13th place.

Roy Hodgson's side had chances in the first half through Christian Benteke, who flicked a header wide and had a close-range shot blocked by City keeper Ederson.

But once City made their breakthrough when Aguero smashed high into the net, quickly followed by Torres' neat finish, the result was not in doubt.

Now it is a question of when, not if, Guardiola's side will be crowned champions once again after relinquishing the crown to Liverpool last season.

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