Manchester City missed their chance to go six points clear at the top of the Premier League as they were held to a 0-0 draw by a resilient Crystal Palace on Monday.
Pep Guardiola‘s side dominated proceeding with 18 shots and 74 per cent of the possession, but left Selhurst Park ruing a series of misses on a significant night in the title race.
Bernardo Silva and Aymeric Laporte were guilty of the most glaring miscues, with Palace keeper Vicente Guaita keeping the leaders at bay with several saves.
The result means Liverpool can cut City’s lead to one point by beating Arsenal on Wednesday.
In front of a boisterous crowd, Palace frustrated their opponents although they created little themselves going forward.
A point keeps them 11th as they boosted their own hopes of a top-half finish.
Eight weeks ago, Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League was 13 point – although Liverpool, in third at the time, had two games in hand. After this draw in south London, the gap is now four points.
Liverpool have one game in hand over their rivals, with the pair still to play each other at Etihad Stadium in April.