Man City slump continues with 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace


How 'total panic' cost Manchester City a win vs. Crystal Palace

Janusz Michallik reacts to Manchester City letting a two-goal lead slip in their draw at home to Crystal Palace.

Michael Olise scored a stoppage-time penalty as Crystal Palace clawed back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The draw kept City -- who were without their league-leading scorer Erling Haaland due to a foot injury -- in fourth place in the table on 34 points behind Aston Villa, Arsenal and Liverpool. Palace are 15th with 17 points, eight above the drop zone.

- Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.)

With the visitors trailing 2-0, Jean-Philippe Mateta pulled one goal back when he scored from close range in the 76th minute. The visitors were awarded a penalty in the 95th minute, to boos from the Etihad Stadium crowd, after Mateta was taken down by Phil Foden.

Olise slotted the ball past City keeper Ederson for the unexpected draw.

"I think it was an unbelievable result," Crystal Palace goalkeeper Dean Henderson told the BBC. 

"Manchester City are a world-class team and you've just got to try to stay in the game as long as you can and hopefully catch them on the break which we did.

Michael Olise's penalty earned Crystal Palace a 2-2 draw.
Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

City's Jack Grealish scored for the third consecutive Premier League match for the first time in his career in the 24th minute, collecting the ball from Foden and putting it to the left of keeper Dean Henderson. A lengthy VAR review ruled it narrowly onside.

City doubled their lead in the 54th minute when the ball was bundled through to Rico Lewis who thumped it into the bottom left corner.

But they couldn't hold on, and the result leaves the champions three points off league leaders Liverpool, who play Manchester United on Sunday. 

"It's really unfortunate but we've got to look at ourselves and look at our individual decisions and then look at us as a group,"  Lewis said.

"We can't blame anyone else. We can only blame ourselves for it."