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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson 'very proud' after Man City stalemate

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was delighted with his players after their 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

Palace missed a stoppage-time penalty as Manchester City extended their unbeaten run with a goalless draw at Selhurst Park.

Luka Milivojevic's poor effort was saved by the legs of Ederson after Raheem Sterling had been penalised for a foul on Wilfried Zaha, who had appeared to go down under minimal contact.

As City countered, Kevin De Bruyne was on the end of a reckless tackle from Jason Puncheon which saw both men carried off on stretchers as the match came to a breathless conclusion.

Hodgson was delighted despite his side's late penalty miss.

"I'm very proud of the team's performance," he said.

"I know how difficult it is to play a team of Manchester City's quality... it was a very pleasing performance and an excellent point.

"Before the game we would have been jumping through hoops at having claimed a point, then you get a penalty late in the game, so there is an element of sadness at a chance missed.

"But I've said to the players: 'continue that level of performance week after week and we've got a good chance of staying in the league'."

City manager Pep Guardiola had no update on the condition of De Bruyne, but said of Gabriel Jesus: "He will be out for maybe one month or two months."

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