- Guardiola after a loss to City, praised ‘defensively great’ Crystal Palace
Guardiola after a loss to City, praised ‘defensively great’ Crystal Palace
22 december 2018 20:17
Last update: 7 minutes ago
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Manchester City’s coach Josep Guardiola takes his players something to blame is after the surprising thuisnederlaag against Crystal Palace (2-3). The Spaniard is of the opinion that the ‘Citizens’ mainly bad luck they have had.
“Crystal Palace has three chances and three times scored,” concluded Guardiola after the match at the Etihad Stadium against the BBC. “That is also football. I can Palace all but a great compliment, because they were in a defensive sense, great.”
City was, as expected, the most threatening team, and came after 27 minutes the lead through Ilkay Gundogan, but was not long to enjoy it. In the 33rd minute lap Jeffrey Schlupp in the second half and within two minutes later it was goalkeeper Ederson stand a chance when a wonderful volley from distance by Andros Townsend.