Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (R) consoles Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (L) after the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on December 22, 2018. Image Credit: AFP

Manchester: Manchester City were shocked 3-2 by Crystal Palace at home on Saturday, suffering their second defeat in three Premier League matches to lose ground on Liverpool in the title race.

Pep Guardiola's team opened the scoring in the first half through Ilkay Gundogan but Roy Hodgson's men hit back through Jeffrey Schlupp, an Andros Townsend stunner and a Luka Milivojevic penalty.

Kevin De Bruyne pulled back a goal in the 85th minute but it was too little, too late for City.