Pep gives Jesus and De Bruyne injury update

  • Pep gives Jesus and De Bruyne injury update

Pep gives Jesus and De Bruyne injury update

On a damaging afternoon, City's pursuit of a 19th successive Premier League victory ended in frustration and with injuries to Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne, who was taken off on a stretcher following a late challenge by Jason Puncheon.

The Brazilian, 20, went off in tears after appearing to injure a knee during the first half at Selhurst Park.

Belgium global De Bruyne, who has been instrumental to City's success this season, suffered the injury after a foul by Palace's Jason Puncheon in stoppage time at Selhurst Park and left the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace.

However, the Belgian was seen hobbling along the touchline after the game.

He played on for a short while before succumbing to the pain, and left the field distraught and Guardiola said he'd be out for "one month or two months", as quoted by BBC Sport. In terms of what happens, we will have meetings and see what is best. I don't know what will happen in the future.

Manchester City's new signing Robinho with manager Mark Hughes
Robinho joined Manchester City on a thrilling deadline day in 2008 Credit PA

It's a staggering run that has seen City establish a 14-point lead going into the new year - and Guardiola wants to see it bettered in 2018.

The midfielder, however, struck his spot-kick too close to Ederson, allowing him to preserve his side's 21-game unbeaten start to the league campaign.

'Today we were not lucky.

"They are a good team". Maybe it was a penalty, the referee made that decision so that's okay.

We will bring you more information on Gabriel and Kevin as we get it right here on mancity.com in the coming days.