Pep Guardiola’s 200th game ends in defeat to Crystal Palace

Pep Guardiola’s 200th match in the Premier League as a manager didn’t go as he’d hoped, as he watched his boys stumble to a rather surprising defeat in the hands of Crystal Palace at Etihad stadium.

Wilfried Zaha, opened the scoring to become the first player to score 50 top-flight goals for Crystal Palace before Aymeric Laporte got sent off before the break to further frustrate the hosts.

With a man down, the Citizens did show resilience, but it wasn’t their say as Phil Foden’s equalizer got ruled out for offside in the build-up by the video assistant referee. 

It was Palace that eventually doubled their lead when Conor Gallagher fired home two minutes from stoppage time, as City dropped three points and slipped five points behind table-toppers,  Chelsea, who defeat Newcastle 3-0.

Manchester City are next in action against Belgian side Club Bruges in the Champions League on Wednesday, while their next Premier League game is the highly anticipated at Manchester Derby at Old Trafford on Saturday, November 6. 

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