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Team News: Gabriel Jesus replaces Sergio Aguero at Selhurst Park

Team News: Jesus replaces Aguero at Selhurst Park
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Gabriel Jesus replaces Sergio Aguero for Manchester City's trip to Crystal Palace as one of three changes from last time out.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has made three changes to his starting lineup for today's Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace, including a return up top for Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazilian striker replaces Sergio Aguero following the 1-0 win over Newcastle United on Wednesday evening, while crocked skipper Vincent Kompany and in-form winger Raheem Sterling also drop out.

Eliaquim Mangala is brought in to partner Nicolas Otamendi at the back and Leroy Sane is also given the nod in a supporting role behind lone striker Jesus.

City, who have John Stones back among their subs following a six-week spell out injured, have the chance to move 16 points clear of the chasing pack with victory this afternoon.

In terms of the home side, boss Roy Hodgson has made four changes on the back of the 3-2 defeat to Arsenal last time out, with goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey among those to return in place of Julian Speroni.

Jairo Riedewald comes in for a first league start since the opening day, meanwhile, and both full-backs have been switched as Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Patrick van Aanholt take over from Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp.

The Eagles have lost 14 of their last 15 meetings with City, conceding 24 goals in the six most recent encounters.

Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Dann, Riedewald, Fosu-Mensah; Cabaye, Milivojevic; Townsend, Benteke, Zaha
Subs: Speroni, Lee, Souare, Kaikai, Kelly, Delaney, Puncheon

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala; Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Sane, Bernardo; Jesus
Subs: Bravo, Stones, Sterling, Aguero, Adarabioyo, Zinchenko, Toure

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2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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