“Proper football game,” was Manchester City manager Pep
Guardiola’s assessment of his side’s 3-3 draw with Newcastle
United, after the reigning champions became the fourth side
in history to avoid defeat in three consecutive Premier League
(PL) matches when falling two goals behind. That highlighted
how competitive the PL is and that’s also typified by Crystal
Palace, who have left the City faithful stunned in recent times
by taking four points from City in two H2Hs last term (D1, L1).