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(Video) Glenn Murray goal gives Crystal Palace 1-0 lead v Man City: three contentious offside calls

Glenn Murray gave Crystal Palace the surprise lead just after the half-hour mark in their Premier League clash against Manchester City at Selhurst Park.

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Knowing they had to win to keep some pressure on Chelsea at the top of the table, Manuel Pellegrini’s side dominated the early stages. At one point they had had 80% of the possession for the previous ten minutes, and they looked set to make their dominance count.

Sergio Aguero hit the post, and Julian Speroni was forced into making a couple of vital saves, but it was the Eagles who then opened the scoring.

A poor corner was cleared by the away side, but only as far as former Liverpool defender, Martin Kelly. The full-back clipped a ball back into the box which was headed on to find centre-back, Scott Dann, who had just Joe Hart to beat. However, the England stopper made a fine save from close range, but he was unable to prevent the ball falling to Murray who calmly slotted home for his fifth top flight goal of the season.

There were three moments in the move where a Palace player could have been called marginally offside – Dann from the original cross, Dann after the flick on, and Murray after Dann’s shot. However, all were dismissed by the officials and the goal stood.

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