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Football: Quick Foxes could ambush Pep's men

Guardiola's gamble of resting players backfired. Gabriel Jesus, without an away league goal this season, should make way for Sergio Aguero.
Guardiola's gamble of resting players backfired. Gabriel Jesus, without an away league goal this season, should make way for Sergio Aguero.PHOTO: AFP

City must guard against Leicester's swift breaks to avoid repeat of 4-2 loss in 2016

Perhaps it is the worst possible place for Manchester City to go after their worst league result for 23 months.

Beaten 3-2 by Crystal Palace on Saturday, the champions visit the scene of Pep Guardiola's nadir in English football.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2018, with the headline 'Quick foxes could ambush Pep's men'. Print Edition | Subscribe