Manchester City were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night, giving hope to chasing Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
The result means City’s lead over second-place Liverpool stands at four points, with Jurgen Klopp’s side playing their game in hand against Arsenal on March 16.
The Premier League leaders dominated possession in the first half, but Palace defended well when needed and left Pep Guardiola’s side with nothing to show for it as the opening 45 minutes ended goalless.
Kevin De Bruyne hit the post shortly before the hour mark and Riyad Mahrez forced a save on his shot from the subsequent rebound as the visitors kept up the pressure on Palace.
City had another great chance in the 71st minute as Jack Grealish sent the ball right across the front of goal for a waiting Bernardo Silva, but he was only able to get a toe on the pass and it skittered past the far post from very close range.
Guardiola’s men threw everything at Palace late on, but could not find a winner as they dropped two valuable points in their quest to make it four league titles in the last five seasons.
Man City host Liverpool on April 10 in a match that could go a long way to deciding who will lift the 2021-22 Premier League trophy.
Palace stretched their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions to stay 11th.
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