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Pep Guardiola's Crystal Palace preview: part 1

Pep Guardiola is expecting a stern test from a side he believes is full of quality.

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Asked about what makes Palace so difficult to break down, Guardiola added: “It’s simple, the quality of players they have.

“All the players have quality and (they have) an incredible experienced manager.

“It’s so good and complicated to attack them. The reason why was that.

“When you win 18 games in a run you have to lose, that’s normal. We played decent and they missed a penalty.

“They know exactly what they have to do so maybe people expect better results but they create chances. It’s complicated.”

Watch the first part of the pre-Palace press conference in the video above...