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Man City boss Guardiola: Crystal Palace trip always tricky

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has identified the trip to Crystal Palace as one of the trickiest games in their run-in.

And he has warned his players they must be at their very best.

“We knew it weeks ago, how crucial it would be, between these important games," said Guardiola.

“Selhurst Park is always difficult, because of the stadium and the quality of the players.

“They're well-organised and have the ability to go one-on-one, one-on-three. There are six games left, we know what we are playing for and we're going to see how we do."

Guardiola dismissed the notion City are faltering as the big prizes loom into view, pointing out his side have accumulated 180 points in 20 months, at an average of 2.57 a game.

“We have been incredible for 20 months," said Guardiola. “We've lost two games in the last 24."

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