Man City boss Pep Guardiola reveals why he didn’t make a single substitution in draw with Palace

The title race has just got that little more exciting following Manchester City’s goalless draw away at Crystal Palace.

The Citizens were held by Patrick Vieira's side despite dominating proceedings at Selhurst Park. 

Nevertheless, the draw leaves them four points above title-challengers Liverpool with just nine games to go - ten for the Reds.

Man City manager Pep Guardiola didn't make a single change during the match, something the Spaniard was questioned about in his post-match interview.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I thought a lot about making changes but they were playing well. The guys in the side had the ability to score, I think they were playing good. But we didn't score. The reason is Crystal Palace.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Picture date: Monday March 14, 2022.

"We played a good game and created a lot of chances but couldn't convert. Sometimes it happens.

"The way we played was amazing, in a difficult stadium with the grass not perfect."

Guardiola was also asked about the impact this result has on the title race.

Manchester City's Jack Grealish appears dejected during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London.

The 51-year-old added: "There are many games still to play. We have to win a lot but the way we played, (I have) no regrets about the team. I would prefer to have won, of course, but we played well."

Manchester City have two more away games before returning to the Etihad for a potentially title deciding clash against Liverpool.

However, both sides will turn their focus to the FA Cup next weekend as City travel to Southampton and the Reds face Nottingham Forest.

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