EPL: Manchester City's winning run ends, De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus injured

Lawrence Cooper
January 1, 2018

However it could still prove a costly afternoon for City with Gabriel Jesus leaving the field injured and in tears in the first half, and the league's top assist-maker Kevin de Bruyne stretchered off after a heavy tackle from Jason Puncheon in the final minute.

Ederson turned out to be Manchester City's saviour on New Year's eve with his stoppage time penalty save as Manchester City drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

Fabian Delph, Vincent Kompany and John Stones could all be missing for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

"They have very good players so as a defensive unit you have to be concentrated for 90 minutes". "Both sides have paid a high price for the point".

On the busy festive and New Yer period Guardiola said: "It's not easy to maintain our focus in [the festive] period, everyone is on holiday, everyone has a party at home".

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However, a likely month-long lay-off for Gabriel Jesus means Guardiola may be in need of attacking reinforcements sooner than expected.

Guardiola would not comment on the decision to award the penalty, which came after Wilfried Zaha went down under a challenge from Raheem Sterling.

Despite noticeable improvements since taking charge, the south Londoners remain in a precarious position under Hodgson sitting just one point above the bottom three following Thursday's 3-2 defeat to Arsenal. I don't know what happened today. "Then Kevin we were lucky, well not lucky".

The league leaders will play Watford next on Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium. "I don't know what will happen with him, maybe in the coming days, but we're lucky".

Asked after the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace whether he was planning a move for Sanchez, he explained: "He is a player from Arsenal and I think he is going to stay at Arsenal".

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