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Bolasie hopes to derail City

Yannick Bolasie has backed Crystal Palace to upset another title contender when they face Manchester City on Sunday.

Palace secured their Premier League status with Saturday's 1-0 win over West Ham, a fifth straight victory for the in-form Eagles.

The south Londoners started their red-hot run last month, picking up a shock 1-0 triumph over title-chasing Chelsea, and City are their next opponents at Selhurst Park.

Palace made City work for a 1-0 win in December and Bolasie believes his side can strike another blow to Manuel Pellegrini's men, who were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Sunderland last week.

"Man City at home next Saturday, playing at home, playing in front of our crowd, we're looking to create an upset hopefully," he told the Croydon Advertiser.

"People might think we might take our foot off the gas, but that's not the case.

"Everyone was calm (after West Ham). There weren't any major celebrations and I think everyone is looking forward to playing Man City.

"They just about beat us at their place so we'll be looking forward to that with our crowd."

Nine defeats in Palace's first 10 games appeared to set the stage for a season of struggle, but Tony Pulis transformed the drop favourites following his arrival in November.

Bolasie has called on his team-mates to target a top-10 finish as they attempt to add more gloss to a successful season.

"Why not? The sky is the limit right now. The way the boys are playing, it's achievable," the winger said.

"The job the gaffer has done for us, he's come in and given us confidence and making us play as a unit.

"Everyone has taken into it."