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Guardiola says Man City will ‘try and recover’ after shock defeat to Palace

Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City will try to recover after today’s shock 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Despite taking a 1-0 lead, Man City uncharacteristically let in three goals, with Kevin De Bruyne’s late strike being nothing short of a consolation as Roy Hodgson’s Palace came away with all three points.

However, Pep Guardiola felt taht his team had played well and just fell victim to some clinical finishing from Crystal Palace.

“We started quite decent and created chances. We scored a fantastic goal and after they passed the halfway line they scored,” Guardiola told the BBC.

“The third goal…we cannot concede the penalty we conceded. We have to try and avoid it. Football is like this. Three shots on goal and three goals.”

City now lie four points behind Liverpool at the top of the Premier League but Guardiola was keen to remind onlookers that there is a long way to go yet in the race for the title.

“It’s complicated but we fight until the last second. We are in December and we will try and recover and try and win games again,” added Guardiola.

City travel to play Leicester on December 26 before finishing the year at St Mary’s where Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton are enjoying a mini-revival since the Austrian’s arrival.

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