Man City left to question priorities for Crystal Palace visit

Man City left to question priorities for Crystal Palace visit

City will attempt to overturn the deficit against Spurs in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, but first have to contend with a trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday, live on Sky Sports. I know how hard it is in the Champions League, away at Tottenham and we made a good performance.

Pep Guardiola's side were two points behind leaders Liverpool but do have a game in hand.

"That's true (it is a unsafe game)", said Guardiola. We had two days to rest and they had six. Tottenham are a team that runs in behind a lot and we controlled it quite well.

"Of course we want to do well, especially in the Champions League but in that case in this specific game I don't think I agree". "After the penalty, Sergio reacted incredibly well and was mentally strong and the team was stable". "We know what we are playing for and we are going to prepare well", added Guardiola.

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Chelsea are absolutely desperate for a repeat of the Jose Mourinho-masterminded 2014 win at Anfield that helped derail Liverpool's last title challenge, and that will crank the pressure up in today's later game. I reviewed the game yesterday and sometimes I have the feeling that I was wrong at the time but I had a similar feeling. "We did quite well". Palace's home record is however not exactly impressive in the top-flight this season as they have won just four times from 16 games at Selhurst Park. We didn't want to concede a counter-attack, where they are stronger than us.

"De Bruyne has played nearly every game since he came back from injury so it was time to rest him", he added.

"We chose to play a different type of game but, in general, the game was really, really good".

"It was about trying to make sure there was a good enough result to go back to the second-leg". I like when they express what they believe.