Crystal Palace produced their best performance of the season to halt the phenomenal winning run league leaders Manchester City had embarked on since Matchday 3 as both sides played out an action packed goalless draw.
The game played host to a lot of incidents from major injuries to penalty call to yellow cards and many more but the final outcome was a fair reflection of the game though the home side could have won it late on if not for Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, who saved Luka Milovojevic’s penalty kick on the stroke of fulltime.
The draw means that Manchester City’s 18-match winning run comes to an end though the Citizens (59 points) are still 14 points ahead of nearest challengers Chelsea (45 points) while Crystal Palace (19 points) move a point clear of the relegation zone.
In the other game on Sunday, a late controversial penalty awarded by Mike Dean left Arsenal with much to do in the keenly contested battle for a top four finish.
The Gunners had taken an 83rd minute lead courtesy an Alexis Sanchez strike before Arsenal defender Calum Chambers was harshly penalised for handball.
The resulting penalty was dispatched by Jay Rodriguez with a minute left to earn the home side a valuable point in their relegation fight.
With the draw, Arsenal (38 points) leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur (37 points) into 5th place but Arsene Wenger’s side are now significantly three points off the last top four place occupied by Liverpool (41 points).
On the other hand, West Brom are off the bottom into 19th and are now ahead of Swansea City on goal difference as a result of the draw they salvaged against the Gunners.