Sunday 15 September 2019

Delph determined to bounce back quickly

Fabian Delph piles the pressure on Crystal Palace's James McArthur. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Fabian Delph piles the pressure on Crystal Palace's James McArthur. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

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Fabian Delph says Manchester City are determined to get their league form back on track after their shock loss to Crystal Palace as they travel to Leicester today.

Pep Guardiola's men suffered an unexpected lapse as they slumped to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Londoners at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Defeats remain rare for City but, after two of them in their last three Premier League outings, the title initiative has been handed to Liverpool.

"It is important not to dwell on the past and to live in the present. That game is finished now, it's about the next game. It's about getting the three points on the board," said Delph

City will hope midfielder Fernandinho will be fit to return after missing the Palace clash with a recurrence of a thigh problem. The Brazilian's control was sorely missed.

David Silva remains on the sidelines but Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez - all of whom were substitutes at the weekend - are ready to come in.

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