Calls for Crystal Palace stars to be banned for Southampton & Brighton

Crystal Palace stop Man City winning

Usually a 0-0 scoreline denotes a missable game. That wasn’t the case on Sunday at Selhurst Park.

In a thrilling match in south London, Crystal Palace became the first Premier League to stop Man City scoring this season.

Palace also joined Everton in becoming just the second team to hold Man City to a draw.

Of course, Pep Guardiola’s side have yet to be beaten. But the Sky Blues’ 19-game winning run has come to an end.

Fears Crystal Palace stars will be banned

There are calls for two Crystal Palace stars to be banned by the FA.

The first is Palace flyer Wilfried Zaha.

In injury time Palace won a penalty when Raheem Sterling took out Wilfried Zaha in the area.

Luka Milivojevic took the spot-kick but Ederson made the dramatic save.

But did Zaha dive? And if so will he be punished?

From our perspective it’s highly unlikely any action will come Zaha’s way.

The second player who is facing calls for FA action is Jason Puncheon.

Puncheon took out Kevin De Bruyne in the final minutes of the game. KBD was forced off the pitch on a stretcher.

But Puncheon was also booked for his cynical foul on the Man City star. That means the FA will not issue any punishment the midfielder’s way either.

Southampton & Brighton

Palace start 2018 with back to back away matches on the south coast.

They first take on Southampton, who held Man United to a 0-0 draw on Saturday.

Then it’s the small matter of an FA Cup third round knockout tie at eternal rivals Brighton on Saturday.

Also see: Will Man City’s David Silva be back for the Watford game?

Injury timetables for Man City’s Gabriel Jesus & Kevin De Bruyne.

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