Guardiola stays cool despite shock Man City defeat

The hosts, looking for a second successive win, were unable to find a way past a Fulham side who remain bottom of the standings but have stopped shipping goals at the rate they did before coach Claudio Ranieri succeeded Slavisa Jokanovic.

City had led through Ilkay Gundogan but two goals in three minutes overturned the scores at Palace led 2-1 at the break. "We have lost but we are only looking at ourselves game to game".

Palace's 3-2 victory means Liverpool approach the halfway point of the season with a four-point advantage at the top of the Premier League.

"We reacted well after the second goal but the second half we started OK, but the third goal, the penalty was really tough for us".

Burley, who started his senior career at Chelsea, claimed that Liverpool have taken a step ahead in the race for the title at the expense of Manchester City.

It was just what the game needed, but Palace turned the game on its head in two insane minutes as Jeffrey Schlupp's low angled drive drew the visitors level and a minute later Andros Townsend scored a spectacular 25-yard volley that gave Ederson no chance.

Palace had a nervous finish after City substitute Kevin De Bruyne made it 3-2 in the 85th with an apparent cross which Guaita couldn't keep out.

That wasn't the only shock of the day as Chelsea were beaten 1-0 at home by Leicester.

'So I think he's a big difference.

Guardiola, who came under criticism for his team selection before and after the game, has defended his decision to leave stars Sergio Aguero and De Bruyne on the bench.

After being given the chance to get a shot away by Kyle Walker, returning winger Schlupp drilled the ball across Ederson and into the far corner.

West Ham's four-game winning run was ended by Watford with Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu netting in a 2-0 win for the visitors at the London Stadium. "We stayed in control, stayed calm, but came up short".

De Bruyne managed to get one back for the champions, but Palace managed to hold on until the full-time whistle to take away an impressive three points in Manchester.


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