They defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 and are two points behind United.

The Sportspedia

Manchester City are in an excellent position to take the lead in the Premier League, after defeating Crystal Palace by a resounding 4-0.They are now two points behind the lead, with a match pending.

Defender John Stones (ENG) scored two goals: at 26 ‘and 68’, İlkay Gündoğan (DEU) scored at 56 ‘and Raheem Sterling (ENG) scored the fourth at 88’, with a great free kick.

Earlier Manchester United and Liverpool went scoreless, so Manchester City could rise to the top of the table with a win in their pending game.

For its part, Crystal Palace is 13th place in the general table.