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Roy Hodgson 'proud' as Crystal Palace stop Man City juggernaut

Wilfried Zaha

The Eagles denied Guardiola's side a chance of equaling a 19-game winning streak record held by Bayern Munich by forcing the league leaders to a goalless draw in the final league game in 2017 but Manchester City still remain 14 points clear at the top of the EPL.

The former England boss handed a fearless 15-year-old Sterling his Liverpool first-team debut in a friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach in 2010 and his growth in stature is something Hodgson fully expected.

"I know how hard it is to play a team of Manchester City's quality.it was a very pleasing performance and an excellent point".

City could even have lost had their outstanding keeper, Ederson, not saved Luka Milivojevic's late penalty after Raheem Sterling was deemed by the referee Jon...

He said, "Please, referees, they have to protect players. But my feeling now is that he's an Arsenal player and he will be".

Guardiola also played down the argument of Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane during the encounter.

"It's a very costly game this one as the injuries look like they are not short term". It was a deserved point for both teams and now we focus on the next one.

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey said: "Roy has come in and done a fantastic job, we all love him to bits and hopefully he can stay for a long time". We had problems getting going.

"We will have internal meetings and see what is for the best, but he is an Arsenal player and I think he will be [after January]".

"They are a good team".

Pep Guardiola says striker Gabriel Jesus could be out of action for two months following the draw with Crystal Palace, and has refused to rule out a move to Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez to replace him.