Guardiola unfazed by points dropped after Man City’s ‘incredible’ performance against Palace

The Premier League title race continued to swing towards Liverpool after the leaders dropped two points on Monday night after dominating and creating several chances to break the deadlock.

“Nine games to play, a lot to play. I know we have to win a lot of games but the way we played… no regrets,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “We prefer to win of course but the match was well played.

“We played to win the game so we created more, the stats are there. The way we played was incredible in a difficult stadium, with an imperfect pitch and we were there all the time, with or without the ball.

The visitors shot 18 to seven but were again thwarted by a Palace side, who beat them at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season.

Guardiola opted not to make any substitutions for the full 90 minutes and insisted he was happy with how City were looking for a winner.

“I thought a lot about making changes but they were playing well, the guys had the ability to score a goal,” he noted.

“But at the end we were playing more emotionally, they were defending, but I thought they were playing well.”

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