The Argentine was taken out by Scott Dannn earlier today.
However, that depends highly on the ability of Sergio Aguero to stay fit. The Argentine is a ruthless goalscorer, the sort of finisher every top side needs and when he is in the team City have the killer edge they need to win the tight contests.
Without him City are slightly blunt, with just Wilfried Bony a genuinely experienced replacement.
He picked up a knee injury in the game however which will have City fans worried. Aguero was chopped down by Palace defender Scott Dann and it makes you wonder, is Aguero going to get sick of playing in England?
The striker, who is still struggling to learn the language, loves the City fans and has a real affinity with them. However he keeps picking up injury problems in English football and the latest one was the most callous yet.
Aguero has banged in goals in Spain before and Real Madrid are set to look for a new striker next season.
If he was offered the chance to play in the tamer La Liga as a Galactico, surely he would find that hard to turn down.