Crystal Palace 0 – Manchester City 0
Crystal Palace have beaten Chelsea this season.
But was a 0-0 draw with Man City actually an even better result?
And Palace could have, and should have won the game.
In injury time Palace won a penalty when Raheem Sterling took out Wilfried Zaha in the area.
Luka Milivojevic took the spot-kick but Ederson made the dramatic save.
Nevertheless, Hodgson still stopped Man City recording their 19th straight Premier League in the final match of 2017.
Gabriel Jesus & Kevin De Bruyne
Man City suffered two huge injury losses against the Eagles.
In the first half, Gabriel Jesus needed to come off after he suffered knee injury.
Jesus initially looked like he shook off his knee problem, but in the 23rd minute he was subbed out the game for Sergio Aguero.
Gabriel Jesus was in tears as he left the field.
After the game Pep Guardiola confirmed that Jesus is out for at least one month, possibly two months.
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At the end of the match, Kevin De Bruyne was forced off on a stretcher after he was taken out by Jason Puncheon.
There was also worrying footage of KDB needing assistance to leave Selhurst Park.
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On De Bruyne, however, Guardiola was more optimistic. While not looking at his best, De Bruyne is apparently OK.
Whether he’ll be fit for Tuesday’s Premier League match at home against Watford seems unlikely however.
Gabriel Jesus will be out “hopefully one month or two months”. With Kevin, “I don’t know.”
BT Sport says KDB told reporters he “is okay”.
— City Watch (@City_Watch) December 31, 2017
“It could be a month or two for Jesus.” 🙁
“I’m not sure about Kevin.” 🙏
Pep Guardiola on two key injuries sustained by Man City today… pic.twitter.com/ItetLpKw9d
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