Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis dismissed criticism of their tactics by Manuel Pellegrini after defeat at Manchester City.

Pulis disagreed with Pellegrini's assessment, believing his side acquitted themselves well.

"Did they give Joe Hart man of the match? There you go," said Pulis, when asked his opinion of Pellegrini's comments.

"We are disappointed. It was always going to be a tough game, playing the second away game in a few days, and coming to Man City who are the form team in the Premier League, it was always going to be a tough ask and a tough challenge.

"The players went about their business very well.

"We looked very solid, the shape was good and we looked dangerous on the break.

"It is just about picking that final pass or finishing off the opportunities."

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