Man City comeback undone by last-gasp own goal

Tanya Simon
January 19, 2020

Now in the driving seat, Pep Guardiola's side could not hold on to the finish line.

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Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester City to secure a comfortable win against Crystal Palace at The Etihad on Saturday afternoon.

Benjamin Mendy is adamant Manchester City can still enjoy a successful season despite their failure to defend the Premier League title.

Sergio Aguero finally notched City's equaliser in the 82nd minute after their constant pressure by diverting home Gabriel Jesus' inch-perfect delivery from the left.

With City staring at a possible defeat courtesy of Cenk Tosun's 39th-minute goal for Palace, Aguero scored twice in the last 10 minutes, taking him to six goals from his last three EPL games. However, Palace weren't done and leveled in the 90th when Wilfried Zaha's ball went in off Fernandinho. They didn't do much but they have one point.

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It was an enthralling encounter from start to finish, with Ings twice denied by Kasper Schmeichel in the sixth minute. With nine minutes left to play, Danny Ings sealed the win for visiting Southampton thanks to Che Adams' assist.

"I'm annoyed with myself from yesterday because I'm always a bit annoyed when you're 72 with 45 years in coaching and you're asked what can you learn from other coaches and managers - not that I disrespect them and not that i don't think they're doing a wonderful job", he proclaimed, via Manchester Evening News.

The Catalan said: "They've won 20 of 21 games and they'd be leading all the leagues around the world".

Meyer suffered the injury during last weekend's 1-1 draw against Arsenal as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's reckless challenge on him saw the Gabon global receive a straight red card.

PSG are in a commanding position at the summit of Ligue 1, eight points clear of second-placed Marseille, but continued failure to reach the latter stages of the Champions League has led to something of a managerial merry-go-round at the club.

Elsewhere, Watford missed out on the chance of a fourth straight win when Troy Deeney had a penalty saved by Tottenham keeper Paulo Gazzaniga, but the 0-0 draw means Nigel Pearson's Hornets are unbeaten in seven games.

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