Joachim Andersen reveals the mistake Crystal Palace made in their defeat against Manchester City

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Crystal Palace centre-back Joachim Andersen has claimed conceding early in the second half made it difficult for his side to contain Manchester City as they suffered a 4-2 Premier League defeat away at the Etihad Stadium.

Despite the Eagles leading 2-0 in the first-half, City came back in the second-half to score four times and take all the three points.

Andersen said: “We scored two set-pieces in the first-half – that was the difference [between the two halves].

“I feel like we waited a little bit too much on them today, and then we became more tired in the second half. They scored an early goal and then you know it’s going to be tough against City because they have so much quality.

“It’s Manchester City away – it’s always a tough game, and all credit to them.”

Asked if he felt his side had scored their first-half goals too early, Andersen said: “No.

“But sometimes when you get in front then you sit back a little bit more.

“We shouldn’t have done that.

“We should have been more in their face and more aggressive in the press.

“When you give them so much time on the ball they will always find the space.

“They have so much movement up there and I feel like we were not aggressive enough when we were sitting back.”