Guardiola explains what went wrong against Crystal Palace
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Guardiola explains what went wrong against Crystal Palace

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted 'many things went wrong' in their surprise 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. 

Goals from Wilfried Zaha and Connor Gallagher gave Patrick Vieira's side maximum points, with the hosts finishing the match with 10 men after Aymeric Laporte was shown a red card.

Man City felt hard done by another decision which saw Gabriel Jesus' goal chalked off with the score still at 0-1 after Phil Foden was deemed to have been in an offside position in the build-up. 

The Spaniard has however failed to blame the decisions in the loss, suggesting they were not at their best. 

“It could be a yellow or red,” he said of the Laporte incident.

“It depends on the referee and what he thinks.  The goal, I imagine the linesman says he’s offside.

“We didn’t lose because of that. We conceded the first goal and we weren’t able to score a goal but after that we really good and for 25-30 minutes of the second we were good.

“But when you play 50 minutes 10 against 11, it is difficult for a team like us because you need the process and to do everything right.

“The players showed character and tried, but unfortunately many, many things went wrong and we lost the game.”

The loss, their second of the season, saw City drop five points off league leaders Chelsea, who won 3-0 away at Newcastle. 

 

 

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