After this incident, Thierry Henry told Sky Sports (as reported by Goal), "There is a division in the team". They similarly narrowly avoided defeat at Manchester United when Ruud van Nistelrooy missed a penalty against them during a competitive 0-0 draw. "I am not thinking to be unbeaten".
"That makes it, for me, easier, because when I see the people in front give everything it makes me want to give everything as well".
"Today is completely different to 2004".
Guardiola can at least console himself that his team heads into 2018 with a 14-point lead with 17 games remaining. "I try to win the game, and especially focus on Watford (on Tuesday)".
Both Sanchez, who came close to moving to Manchester City on the final day of the last transfer window in August, and Ozil's contracts are up at the end of the present season.
Wenger refused to comment on Sanchez's future and when asked if the forward had played his last match for the Gunners, the Arsenal manager said: "We play on Wednesday night".
"I don't know. He is a player for Arsenal and I think he is going to stay there", he was quoted as saying by Goal.
Ok, so Wenger didn't say "I could have another you in a minute, matter of fact, he'll be here in a minute..."
The game saw four key injuries in total as Crystal Palace's captain Scott Dann was also carried off the pitch with what looked like a serious knee injury after fouling De Bruyne in the first half.
Belgium worldwide De Bruyne, who has been instrumental to City's success this season, suffered the injury after a foul by Palace's Jason Puncheon in stoppage time at Selhurst Park and left the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace.