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Ryan mighty in loan star showdown

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Ryan Vid holding image

A trio of City loan stars held an impromptu reunion at Selhurst Park, but only one left the Championship confrontation smiling after Crystal Palace beat Burnley 2-0.

Left-back Ryan McGivern swung in the teasing cross that allowed Norway's Jonathan Parr to nip in and head past Lee Grant to put Palace in front with only ten minutes gone.

Blues team-mates Ben Mee and Keiran Trippier, in the visiting defence, knew they were heading back to Lancashire empty-handed when Owen Garvan converted a second-half penalty.

It wasn't a happy weekend up in Scotland either for goalkeeper David Gonzalez, who was beaten three times by hosts Hearts' Arvydas Novikovas and John Sutton (two) as Aberdeen succumbed.

Mohamed Abu and his Norwegian team Stromsgodset went down 2-0 against Stabaek at the Telenor Arena. 

Michael Johnson, meanwhile, could only watch as Sven Goran Erikkson's Leicester tumbled 2-0 at home to fellow Championship promotion hopefuls.

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Behind the scenes: City v Swansea in pictures

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Well, Pablo Zabaleta's pep talk obviously worked as super sub Sergio sensationally stunned Swansea ... and while you recover from the alliteration, sift through Shazza's other secret snaps, the pictures you won't see anywhere else.

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Aguero will get better says boss

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City v Swansea City

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Having come to the boil nicely in North America and Dublin then looked undercooked at Wembley there may have been some concern about City’s opening day menu at the Etihad Stadium.