Kelly grew up in Newcastle and supported the Magpies but said he always knew he was in the wrong city and moved to Merseyside 10 years ago.
Wave upon wave of further attacks during the first half proved fruitless, however, and the City boss confronted his countryman Lahoz on the field at the break over Leroy Sane having a goal ruled out for offside.
Graeme Souness (1980-81), Terry McDermott (1980-81), Gerrard (2007-08), Peter Crouch (2006-07) and Fernando Torres (2007-08), meanwhile, all managed six European goals in a single season for the five-time champions.
With Tottenham unbeaten in 14 Premier League matches, and demonstrating their appetite for big occasions with a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge, Saturday will be a huge test for City.
Although it looks bleak at the moment, Palace's destiny is in their own hands. Instead, United's fightback leaves the leaders requiring two more wins to seal their success.
The slender scoreline belied City's dominance but they were denied what seemed a legitimate second three minutes before half-time when Sane bundled in from close range, Milner's intervention when Karius punched clear rendering the German onside.
James Milner made a crucial block when Karius could only parry into Bernardo Silva's path as the game's one-sided pattern continued, and after crafting space to curl just wide of the far post, Silva went even closer when he cracked the goalframe.
But Gabriel said: "Obviously, we are bothered for the last two games".
Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were familiar heroes as Liverpool reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in a decade with a 2-1 second-leg win at Manchester City that sealed a 5-1 aggregate victory. Should they lose at St. Mary's to afford Mark Hughes his first Premier League points as Saints manager, will Conte be able to cling on for the trip to Wembley?
With the title still to be wrapped up, Guardiola called on his players to make one last push at the end of what had been a fabulous campaign until the last seven days.
After they allowed West Ham a point at Stamford Bridge last Sunday, the Blues travel to fellow relegation strugglers Southampton this weekend in a dress rehearsal for next week's FA Cup semifinal.
"It was quite difficult tonight, again especially with the start".
"City took all the risks they could take, we needed a bit of luck and a disciplined defending formation".
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