EPL: Manchester City's winning run ends, De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus injured

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The draw ended City's 18-match winning streak. Pep Guardiola's side have been exceptional this season and will look to stay unbeaten here.

If the injuries fail to clear quickly and if Liverpool get a result against them in two weeks' time, City might just stumble.

Sergio Aguero will comeback into the side to replace Jesus and Sterling will look to continue his strong goal scoring form as the Citizens take on a struggling Watford team. Finishing the season unbeaten, emulating Arsenal's "Invincibles" of 2003-04, is also still a possibility.

Sanchez will only make City stronger and more formidable, but Guardiola has already highlighted the physical demands of playing up to eight games in January, so even the addition of the Arsenal forward may not be enough to stave off a hard month.

In England, Arsenal fans are about to lose their biggest two stars, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, who refused to renew their contracts with the club.

But the opening relentless tempo was momentarily quashed as Scott Dann was stretchered off after what looked like a serious collision of knees with City attacker Kevin De Bruyne as the 26-year-old skipped past the Liverpudlian on the edge of the area.

It was a surreal ending to the match.

Puncheon was booked for his tackle on De Bruyne, in which he also injured himself, but could easily have been given a straight red card.

As both players got treatment - they were both carried off the field on stretchers at the same time - Guardiola took a seat next to Hodgson in Palace's dug-out as the managers chatted.

With Yohan Cabaye, who drew applause for closing down City defender Nicolas Otamendi in the first half, playing further forward than he did in their previous defeat by Arsenal, Palace had a courage with the ball to match their resilience off it. City failed in a late bid for Sanchez on the final day of the summer transfer window.

First of all, Guardiola's squad is beginning to suffer from injuries and the absences of key players. "If the referee is that close and has seen it as a penalty it's a penalty".

Watford is the first test, with Marco Silva's team going into the game having had nearly 24 hours extra rest than City since their defeat against Swansea on Saturday.



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