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And, after Jesus suffered an injury that Guardiola expects to keep the Brazilian out of action for up to two months in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace, the former Barcelona boss was asked whether such news might see him reignite his interest in the former Barcelona attacker.

Sergio Aguero struck the post in the first half with a deflected effort, and City dominated the final 45 minutes, but they found Palace's resilience too much to overcome, failing to score in a Premier League game for the first time this season.

City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne could also be set for a spell out after he left the field on a stretcher.

Moss didn't clearly didn't see the incident otherwise he would surely have produced a red card, and even though he was up and walking aided after the game, he will be very lucky to escape a serious injury.

When pressed on Alexis Sanchez, Guardiola added: "We will have meetings and see what is best. For a player of such a young age, he has a really strong character and I think he will be a great addition".

However, they remain unbeaten thanks to a last-minute penalty save from Ederson, who kept out Luka Milivojevic's spot-kick.

Crystal Palace became only the second team this season to take points off City, the other being everton who drew 1-1 in August.

"We were lucky against Tottenham with Raz [Raheem Sterling] and Kevin, Newcastle with [Ilkay] Gundogan".

Wilfried Zaha has no intention of leaving Crystal Palace in the January transfer window, despite being linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City.

City had won 18 consecutive Premier League matches but saw that impressive record end with a goalless draw at Selhurst Park. Maybe it was a penalty, the referee made that decision so that's okay. We spoke many times about how they would play.



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