Pep Guardiola hails these two Manchester City stars after 4-2 victory over Crystal Palace

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola singled out Manchester City duo Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva for praise after Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Crystal Palace.

“I saw his [Haaland’s] body language at 2-0 down and how he encouraged his team-mates,” said Pep.

“That first (goal). I have a feeling that if he is not involved in the game, he is always there. He never runs away from the game.

“As a striker he is incredible. He cannot touch the ball, but he is always involved. The quality for the first goal, the cross is good, and the second, he is there.

“John Stones should run but he is there. Tell me why the striker is there?  

“The third, after West Ham we said put the ball between the defenders and he scored.

“He does not shoot the ball, he places it in the net. I would say the number of goals he has scored is astonishing.”

The boss also had praise for Bernardo, who’s tireless running and effort arguably sparked the comeback.

“Bernardo was excellent,” he said.

“He scored early in the second half and helped us to do what we have done at West Ham last season, Aston Villa last season and Newcastle.

“But at the same time be careful because we are playing with a lot of risk and one day we will not come back.”