Pep Guardiola blamed the grass for Manchester City’s draw against Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park, London.

Manchester City wasted several chances on the night as the visitors failed to put the finishing touches on a series of great chances.

“We played to win the game,” he said. “We created more and conceded few. The stats are there.

“The way we played was amazing in a difficult stadium with the grass not perfect.

“We were there all the time, with and without the ball. We did a good game. Guardiola said to BeinSport after the game.

Guardiola’s men were the dominant side at Selhurst Park, where they had 74% of possession and 18 goal attempts, 14 came in the first half, the highest attempts in the first half of a Premier League game.

The result blew the Premier League title race wide open. City are now just four points ahead of Liverpool who have a game in hand.

Jurgen Klopp’s men could cut City’s lead to one point if they beat Arsenal away from home on Wednesday.

Bernardo Silva believes his side are still in a position to win the Premier League than Liverpool.

“Nine games to go, but it’s still better to be in our position than in Liverpool’s and they have to play in our stadium so it’s going to be exciting. He said.