Crystal Palace defeat may have been predicted by most, even the most optimistic of Eagles supporters, but the manner of their 3-1 defeat has left many supporters less than impressed.

Raheem Sterling’s brace sent Pep Guardiola’s men on their way before a Luka Milivojevic free-kick provided hope that Roy Hodgson’s side could salvage something from the game.

That hope was quashed moments later when Jesus finished off a rapid counter-attack to send the visitors top of the league.

In all truth, the scoreline flattered Palace who came alive after going two goals down.

Has Milivojevic’s exquisite free-kick offered Roy Hodgson a get out card?

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