Manchester City completes the comeback with a great goal from De Bruyne

LONDON.- Kevin De Bruyne's incredible shot prompted Pep Guardiola to send him kisses from the sideline and fueled the team's comeback. Manchester Citywhich is still in the fight for the title, to beat Crystal Palace 4-2 on Saturday in the Premier League.

City's four-month unbeaten run in all competitions was in jeopardy at the start of the game at Selhurst Park. Jean-Philippe Mateta opened the scoring for Palace after three minutes.

In the end, City had nothing to worry about.

De Bruyne equalized 10 minutes later with a shot to remember after the Belgium international cut in from the left wing and fired from the edge of the area into the back of the net.

An excited Guardiola responded by placing his fingers on his lips and blowing kisses to De Bruyne. The coach also enjoyed Rico Lewis' goal two minutes into the second half, which gave City the lead.

Erling Haaland scored for the first time for City after four games by sending De Bruyne's cross into the goal in the 66th minute, taking him to 19 goals for the campaign.

De Bruyne sealed the comeback at 70 with his second goal of the match to reach 100 goals since he arrived at the club in 2015 from Wolfsburg.

A different campaign at City:

“It has been an atypical season with the injuries and the return,” admitted De Bruyne, who was injured in the first game of the season and missed five months. “Sometimes I feel good, sometimes I feel like I'm not good with my body.”

Substitute Odsonne Edouard scored the consolation goal for Palace.

City are level with Liverpool on 70 points ahead of the Reds' derby against Manchester United on Sunday. Arsenal, who are third with two points behind, later faced Brighton.

“It's like any other title fight — we have to win every game,” Lewis said. “There are three teams in this and we have to be the strongest team.”

City's next game is the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday against Real Madrid.