Jan 15 (Reuters) – Manchester City have done well to claw their way back to the title race but manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday that his first order of business is to make sure Crystal Palace don’t earn another result against his side reception .
Palace have recorded a rare victory and a attract the last two seasons on their trips to the Etihad Stadium and Guardiola said he was wary of their defensive resilience having held in-form Arsenal to a 0-0 draw on Thursday.
“The first a part of the season was exciting. Every season once you are a contender in March or April it is so exciting. In my head, and hopefully for the players, it’s Crystal Palace,” Guardiola told reporters before Sunday’s game.
“In the last two seasons we weren’t ready to beat them reception . Hopefully we will … A team like Palace knows exactly what they need to try to to . we’ve to twiddling my thumbs , find our rhythm.
Manchester City (MCI) – Key Players
Kevin De Bruyne
Crystal Palace (CRY) – Key Players
MCI vs CRY – Recent Form
Manchester City: W W W W W
Crystal Palace: D L W D L
Manchester City Squad :
Ederson Moraes, Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ruben Dias, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo Hernandez, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Philippe Sandler, Fernandinho, Aymeric Laporte, Zack Steffen, Benjamin Mendy, Eric Garcia, Nathan Ake, Scott Carson, Liam Delap, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Luke Mbete, Ferran Torres, James Trafford, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero, Tommy Doyle, Cole Palmer, Felix Nmecha, Filip Stevanovic, Adrian Bernabe, Kyle Walker
Crystal Palace Squad :
Vicente Guaita, Mamadou Sakho, Patrick van Aanholt, James Tomkins, Nathaniel Clyne, Jairo Riedewald, James McCarthy, Eberechi Eze, Jordan Ayew, Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke, Jack Butland, Cheikhou Kouyate, Martin Kelly, Connor Wickham, Scott Dann, Tyrick Mitchell, Nathan Ferguson, Joel Ward, Wilfried Zaha, Wayne Hennessey, James McArthur, Luka Milivojevic, Stephen Henderson, Sam Woods, Jeffrey Schlupp, Andros Townsend, Max Meyer, Gary Cahill, Brandon Pierrick