Man City receive triple injury boost ahead of Crystal Palace tie

Man City receive triple injury boost ahead of Crystal Palace tie

Manchester City have received a triple injury boost ahead of their weekend match against Crystal Palace, following the return of Kevin De Bruyne, Benjamin Mendy and John Stones. 

The trio have missed in City's recent matches, affecting their performance as they are already trailing run-away leaders Liverpool by eight points. 

They have dropped crucial points with two defeats and a draw out of the eight matches played so far, with Wolves inflicting a 2-0 home defeat last time out in the League. 

Speaking ahead of the weekend clash against Crystal Palace, coach Pep Guardiola said they are not under so much pressure and will keep working towards winning all their matches. 

"Kevin De Bruyne is back and John Stones has been training for the last three days. Benjamin Mendy as well. A bit later for him but good," he said on the injuries.

"(On Liverpool's eight-point lead) Every situation is different. We are not going to change. I will not change my opinion of my team. We have to be focused on increasing our game and winning games," 

Guardiola will hope to see an improved game from his side, who were stunned by Palace at the Etihad Stadium 3-2 last season. 

Palace, who go into the match on back-to-back wins, are confident of getting a result, and should they win, they'll ascend to second spot on the log above their weekend opponents. 

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