Manchester City end their match against Crystal Palace with a draw

It was an unusual display for Pep Guardiola’s side, as his team ended its victorious run in the match against Crystal Palace, that terminated by a 0-0 score on 31st of December.

This was City’s 19th undefeated game, however, in the New Year’s Eve, they ended with a rare draw. There are still continuing strong, staying by 14 points clear in the Premier League.

It was a tough battle for them, as they lost in the first half Gabriel Jesus, and Kevin de Bruyne left the field on a stretcher after a challenge against Jason Puncheon. In the injury time, their defeat was very close as Luka Milivojevic stepped to fire a penalty. However, Ederson saved from his dangerous effort, ensuring City would emerge unbeaten in another round.

Crystal Palace got a deserved point from this draw. After seven defeats at the beginning of the season, they managed to get above relegation, now ending with a draw against the top team in the league.

After their spectacular performance in this match, Roy Hodgson has expressed that they could feel some sadness after a missed late chance. Despite that, he added that they have nothing to regret, and if his side would continue playing at the same tempo, they will be able to remain in the league.

 

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