As a result of Palace and West Ham's wins Stoke dropped into the relegation zone, with Southampton above them now only on goal difference after nine Premier League games without a win.
Fernandinho insists every player will be ready for Manchester City's FA Cup clash with Burnley if Pep Guardiola needs them. We know how strong physically it is in England but teams miss big players, not just Manchester City. We all know there's pressure on TV companies for ratings and everything else. They don't protect the players, they are the people we come to watch - not the managers or the press conferences.
"Last season we played at Anfield, we lost - two days later we played at home against Burnley, we played 65 mins 10 against 11".
"Sometimes you have three days' recovery, sometimes four, sometimes two, everybody is the same".
Sergio Aguero has reiterated his desire to stay at Manchester City, but conceded the club's top brass will have the final word on whether he departs when his current deal runs out.
The 31-year-old, missing from the squad since December 23 for personal reasons, on Tuesday assisted on the first two goals as City bounced back after being held 0-0 by Crystal Palace on Sunday, reports Efe. "Now we rest and work in the video room because we have another game so soon". Sadly the run got stopped at Crystal Palace but we're just back to winning ways and that's good.
Both players were stretchered off the pitch but Owen was laughing about it on live TV.
"We have set a new record in the Premier League". You know how tough the Premier League is to play but you know you can not relax.
"I think (injury) makes you appreciate it more".
David Silva was back in the team too after returning from Spain after taking compassionate leave to be with his family.
Watford meanwhile have slipped down to ninth spot after losing four of their last five games. He was ideal leading the back four and has the personality to play not only with the ball but also without it.
I think, even for the neutral, they look at Manchester City and think this is wonderful stuff that they are seeing.. Marco Silva's Watford faced a long night of damage limitation and they had their keeper Heurelho Gomes to thank for tipping a curling De Bruyne free kick against the bar.