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Twitter is angry with Michael Owen for what he did while discussing tackle on Kevin De Bruyne

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Manchester City remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season following their trip to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace this afternoon.

However, Pep Guardiola’s side weren’t at their brilliant best and, in truth, were fortunate to escape with a point.

Palace had the chance to become the first team to beat City this season when they were awarded a penalty in stoppage time. However, Luka Milivojevic’s tame spot-kick was kept out by Ederson, who ensured the deadlock remained unbroken at the full-time whistle.

Not only did City’s winning streak come to an end at Selhurst Park but two of their important first-teamers suffered nasty looking injuries.

Gabriel Jesus is expected to be out for up to two months after he was substituted in the first half with a knee injury, while Kevin De Bruyne was stretchered off in the closing stages following a poor challenge by Jason Puncheon.

Video: Puncheon's tackle on De Bruyne

You can watch Puncheon’s awful tackle on De Bruyne here…

Photos on social media showed that De Bruyne was walking again after the final whistle, albeit slowly and aided by City’s medical team.

Guardiola was unable to confirm the extent of the Belgian winger’s injury but he is not expected to be fit for Tuesday’s Premier League clash against Watford.

How Michael Owen has angered football fans on Twitter

Michael Owen was on hand to analyse the game inside the BT Sport studio and angered football fans on Twitter by laughing while discussing the challenge.

Watch the footage here…

And now Owen is being hammered on Twitter…

Their reaction is understandable

You can understand where they’re coming from.

De Bruyne has just been the victim of a terrible challenge and could potentially face a lengthy spell on the sidelines as a result.


Given that Owen spent much of his career on the treatment table, you can understand why everyone expected the former Premier League star to react in a more sympathetic manner.

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