Well, it all happened at the end there, didn’t it?
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson preserved his side’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season with an injury-time penalty save from Luka Milivojevic, after Wilfried Zaha was fouled by Raheem Sterling.
But there’s still reasons for Crystal Palace to sort of be happy, having stopped City from making more history with a well-earned goalless draw at Selhurst Park.
But for Pep Guardiola, there’ll be something else far more concerning on his mind post-match, after Kevin De Bruyne was taken off on a stretcher in the latter stages of the game.
Directly after the late penalty save, the Belgian playmaker was hacked down by Palace bad boy Jason Puncheon and was carted off the pitch with his knee in a brace.
At the end of the game, KDB could seen walking slowly on the sidelines, but aided by two of City’s medical team.
Don’t worry, folks, justice was sort of restored, with Puncheon also stretchered off after his somewhat wild lunge.
And you know what?
It wasn’t even the first time in the match that the medical staff were forced to flex their muscles and use the stretcher.
In the 17th minute, Eagles captain Scott Dann was also forced off the field when he was injured when trying to tackle De Bruyne himself.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson was forced to replace him with Martin Kelly.
There was heartbreak for Gabriel Jesus too, who left the pitch in tears after 23 minutes after suffering an injury.
Guardiola will now have to access the injuries to two of his most important players, which is already looking bad for Jesus.
You may remember Jesus’ first season at City was marred by injury, when he broke his metatarsal back in February.
He was out for two-and-a-half months and needed crutches to help him recover.
Let’s hope they all make a speedy recovery!
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- Gabriel Jesus leaves pitch in tears after injury at Crystal Palace