Manchester City took over at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday but only after weathering heavy pressure from Crystal Palace in a narrow 1-0 home victory.
Manchester City's striker Edin Dzeko (2nd L) celebrates with Alvaro Negredo (L) and Vincent Kompany (3rd L) after scoring against Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on December 28, 2013
Having described the English festive fixture schedule as "not normal", City manager Manuel Pellegrini made six changes to his side and Palace almost took full advantage at the Etihad Stadium.
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