The Sky Blues were expected to easily maintain their unbeaten home record this afternoon as they look to leapfrog Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League but they didn’t bank on Palace putting in one of the performances of the season.
In the end, Roy Hodgson’s side ran out 3-2 winners at the Etihad and there’s absolutely no denying what the highlight of the match was, with Townsend somehow conjuring up this absolute cracker on the volley:
Townsend, mate. Bloody hell. pic.twitter.com/rsW41bXmvg
— Bench Boost #FPL (@BenchBoostFPL) December 22, 2018
Luka Milivojevic and Jeffery Schlupp also got on the scoresheet on a memorable afternoon for the Eagles in Manchester, but nobody will be able to get past thinking about Townsend’s remarkable strike.
What do you think of the goal, and are Liverpool now favourites for the title?