Injuries sideline De Bruyne, Jesus

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Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus on Sunday both suffered injuries in Manchester City’s 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.

Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne injured during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park in south London on December 31, 2017.

De Bruyne was carried off on a stretcher late during the game, with Jesus having earlier left the pitch injured and in tears.

Belgium international De Bruyne, who has been instrumental to City’s success this season, suffered the injury after a collision with Palace’s Jason Puncheon in stoppage time at Selhurst Park

He had to be taken off the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace.

Earlier in the match, Jesus landed awkwardly, and had to be withdrawn. He made his way to the dressing room in tears, consoled by City’s medical staff.

The extent of the injuries are yet to be determined.

But, with the Premier League leaders having a clash with Watford in two days’ time, manager Pep Guardiola will certainly be hoping for good news after both players undergo tests.

The tightly contested match saw Manchester City’s goalkeeper Ederson’s stop a Luka Milivojevic’s late penalty kick to save Manchester City from defeat.

But the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace brought the Premier League leaders’ record-breaking 18 match-winning run to an end.

Milivojevic was presented with the chance to seal a memorable victory for Roy Hodgson’s relegation-threatened side when Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Raheem Sterling in the 90th minute.

But the Palace winger struck his spot-kick too close to Ederson, allowing the City goalkeeper to preserve his side’s 21-game unbeaten start to the league campaign.

However, City’s failure to score in a league game for the first time since last April meant they fell short in their bid to equal Bayern Munich 19-game winning run of four years ago.

Bayern Munich’s winning run remains the longest in Europe’s five major leagues.

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