Manchester City return to winning Premier League ways

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Kevin De Bruyne Injury Update: Manchester City Star Carted Off On Stretcher

They were able to do so against a Watford side who have now only won one of their last nine, and though they sit midtable, are on one of the worst runs of form in the Premier League.

Asked whether City will make a move when the transfer window reopens on January 1, Guardiola said: "I don't know".

“This is a huge part of how he manages it and [with the] coaches he improves players — Manchester City play a attractive game. He added, "sometimes you have three days' recovery, sometimes four, sometimes two, everybody is the same".

Andy Carroll scored a late victor as West Ham came from behind to beat fellow relegation battlers West Brom 2-1 at the London Stadium.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Sunday said he feels more needs to be done to protect players from suffering serious injuries after seeing Kevin de Bruyne carried off in a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace.

The Spaniard said: "If you tell me that technically, physically it's good for the players: no, it's a disaster". The bosses have to reflect.

"I know the show must go on, but. that is not normal". We don't know how long he will be with us but you saw again today he essential player for us. When Pep Guardiola subbed him at the end of the game, the cameras even caught the manager applauding the player and hugging him on his way off the pitch.

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Crystal Palace earned a valuable point against runaway league leaders Manchester City, bringing 2017 to a close on a high note. But Italian Serie A this season broke their tradition by running the games during this time. You can't play every two days. "I'm not saying change Boxing Day (Dec 26) but you can not play at midday at Selhurst Park, come back, celebrate New Year's Eve but are thinking about the game two days later", he said.

"We are going to check it out, he (Walker) might have a little problem", Guardiola said.

"It's disappointing we conceded a late goal but I think it was always about getting three points and getting back to winning ways". "They play 11 months in a row".

Brazilian attacker Jesus was visibly upset on the sidelines and had to be consoled by head coach Pep Guardiola, before Sergio Aguero replaced him in the 23rd minute.

“This is nearly his legacy when he goes to clubs — he improves players, ” Goater told Sky Sports.

And City have received a pre-match boost with De Bruyne named to play and he's joined by the returning David Silva and John Stones in their starting eleven.

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