LONDON: Manchester Metropolis survived late penalty drama at Crystal Palace on Sunday however noticed their 18-match Premier League profitable run halted as Arsene Wenger overtook Alex Ferguson’s report for video games in cost.
Pep Guardiola’s males travelled to their match in London with a thirteen-level lead over second-positioned Chelsea and strongly fancied to match Bayern Munich’s report for the large 5 European leagues of 19 straight victories.
However in the long run they have been grateful to goalkeeper Ederson for retaining out Luka Milivojevic’s spot-kick in damage time after Wilfried Zaha was adjudged to have been introduced down by Raheem Sterling. The dropped factors within the zero-zero draw might be much less of a priority for Guardiola than damage fears over Gabriel Jesus, who limped off early, and Kevin De Bruyne, who was stretchered off late following an unsightly problem by Palace substitute Jason Puncheon. Guardiola, whose staff simply surpassed Arsenal’s earlier Premier League document of 14 straight wins, pleaded with officers to guard gamers. “I like the physicality within the Premier League however the referees have to guard the gamers,” he stated. “Not simply the perfect gamers. All of the gamers.
“I haven’t spoken to the FA (Soccer Affiliation) about it. They concentrate on diving, on these sort of issues. I do know the contact is allowed right here greater than another nation however there’s a restrict. They don’t have to vary the best way right here. That’s why it’s so good. “There’s a line the place you go above and it’s harmful.” Guardiola stated Jesus could possibly be out for as much as two months however the damage to Belgian playmaker De Bruyne appears much less critical than feared although he will not be able to face Watford on Tuesday. Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace annoyed their illustrious guests within the first half at Selhurst Park and though Metropolis started to seek out their groove after the break, goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey denied Leroy Sane and De Bruyne.
Andros Townsend missed the house aspect’s greatest probability of the half with a few quarter of an hour to go earlier than Milivojevic fluffed his final-gasp probability to clinch all three factors. “It was a superb level and earlier than the sport we might have been leaping via hoops with some extent, however if you get a penalty late within the recreation and also you miss like we have now earlier than there is a component of unhappiness,” stated Hodgson. Regardless of the frustration of the zero-zero stalemate, Metropolis nonetheless have an unlimited 14-level lead on the prime of the Premier League desk and the probabilities of any of their rivals catching them seem distant.
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