Kevin De Bruyne injured as late penalty save preserves City's unbeaten run

Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Crystal Palace

Kevin De Bruyne injured as late penalty save preserves City's unbeaten run

The injuries could speed up a move for Arsenal attacker Sanchez, who was close to joining City in the summer.

Kevin De Bruyne was carried off on a stretcher late in City's 0-0 draw, with Gabriel Jesus also leaving the pitch injured and in tears.

Sanchez is available on a free transfer at the end of the season and sources have told ESPN FC that he would favour a move to City. I don't know what happen with him in that last action.

PEP GUARDIOLA has admitted Manchester City could be forced to make a bid for Alexis Sanchez in January.

Ederson turned out to be Manchester City's saviour on New Year's eve with his stoppage time penalty save as Manchester City drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday. We had problems in the game, but the second half was much better. He made his way to the dressing room in tears, consoled by City's medical staff.

However, a likely month-long lay-off for Gabriel Jesus means Guardiola may be in need of attacking reinforcements sooner than expected.

Guardiola has voiced unhappiness at some challenges on his players in recent weeks, citing poor tackles from Tottenham's Hotspur's Harry Kane and Dele Alli and another from Newcastle United's Jacob Murphy. "They must protect the players", Guardiola said.

"Kevin, we will see tomorrow what he has; whether it's just a kick or something else". We were lucky in the past.

He said, "Please, referees, they have to protect players". Not since August 21 had Manchester City dropped any points.

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