“Even referees can’t save them. Ederson got away with that murder”- Fans react in frenzy as Manchester City bottles the game against Crystal Palace

Manchester City suffer a late draw against Crystal Palace at home


“Even referees can’t save them. Ederson got away with that murder”- Fans react in frenzy as Manchester City bottles the game against Crystal Palace

(L) Pep Guardiola (R) Ederson's dangerous tackle (Source:Manchester evening News/ Hotstar)

In a shocking turn of events, last season’s champion, Manchester City, has recently stood a standstill for form. They succumbed to a late draw against Crystal Palace in Saturday’s game at home. After running through the midfield all game. Phil Foden‘s carelessness cost the treble winners a loss of two points. The team has been struggling to win matches consistently, having won just one in four games.

They need vital players such as Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland massively. Irrespective of being fairly dominant all game, the Sky Blues showcased complacency at the end. It was visible from the players’ weak passes and loss of intensity. Ederson also received a yellow card in the first half. It was for a dangerous tackle that caught a stick from the fans for its impact.

This was another one of those Premier League games hugely influenced by VAR. Mateta was brought down by a late kick on his shin by Foden, and Michael Olise spared no chance before converting it from the spot. Fans also were forced to question Pep Guardiola‘s choice in squad rotation. Even though this was the third consecutive match in which Jack Grealish scored and gave City the lead, it wasn’t enough to guarantee them three points.

However, if City can take away some good notes, it would undoubtedly be the academy starboy Rico Lewis rising to the occasion to score his first Premier League goal. Crystal Palace outperformed their expected goals and performed excellently, which kept City on their heels throughout the game. While City is not used to being in the fourth spot, the season looks to shape up in any direction for the Treble winners.

Twitter reacts to Manchester City’s late loss against Crystal Palace

Manchester City drew against Crystal Palace and have dropped easy points at a crucial season stage. However, they are known for going on unbelievable streaks of victories, so it is time they shift the gear. Fans celebrated their struggles but failed to acknowledge their dominance on the field.

Micheal Olise scores a late penalty to steal points from City
Michael Olise scores a late penalty to steal points from Manchester City (Source: Manchester Evening News)

Despite creating numerous chances and having a goal ruled out through VAR, City will be going back with much to think. Here are some of the reactions:

Manchester City’s next play is on the nineteenth of December against Urawa Reds in Saudi Arabia. This is a relatively new competition to them, and they will be playing the Club World Cup with the hope of winning the tournament in their first attempt as the champions of Europe.

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