Here is how Crystal Palace's players fared in their defeat to Manchester City: 


Wayne Hennessey –  7 


In for the injured Guatia and was the busiest man on the pitch. Commanded his box well but he could do nothing about City’s goals. 



Patrick  Van Aanholt – 6 


Believing him to be the weak link, City overloaded his flank from the off. He held his own for 39 minutes before one of Silva’s crosses found Jesus for the opener. 


James Tomkins – 7 


Him and Cahill compliment each other so well. He sweeps while Cahill collects. His performance deserved a clean sheet. 


Gary Cahill – 6 


A rock at the back, but even rocks crumble from time to time. His experience only gets him so far, and City’s constant movement bewildered him at times. 



Joel Ward – 7 


Filling Aaron Wan-Bisaka’s boots is no easy feat, but Ward is doing a fantastic job and today's performance was no different. 


Luka Milivojevic –  7 


After the team won without him at West Ham, the Palace captain seemed to be trying too hard to make up for lost time. However, after being carded early on he calmed down and resumed to setting a perfect example for his teammates. 



Cheikhou Kouyate – 6 


A bulldozer which crashed through City’s timid midfield on numerous occasions but when he gets into positions of danger he lacks that cutting edge. 



Jeffrey Schlupp – 6 


Spent the majority of the game aiding Van Aanholt in defence. Replaced by Townsend early in the second half. 



James McArthur – 7 


Anchored the midfield and carried out a number of goal-saving blocks. 



Wilfred Zaha –  7 


He still has not found his stride this season, but every week is he looking more and more like his former self. He just needs that goal to spur him on.  


Jordan Ayew – 7 


Did not muster a shot on target but his all-round game has come so far since last season. He holds the ball up well and is Palace’s first line of defence.  




Christian Benteke –  6 


His almost instant impact should have done enough to prove to his doubters he deserved that contract extension. 


Scott Dann – N/A