0527 GMT September 18, 2019
It was a disappointing display from Pep Guardiola's men, but they still extended their lead at the top of the table to 14 points – the biggest gap between the leader and the chasing pack at this stage of the season in top-flight history, BBC reported.
It could have been worse for City had goalkeeper Ederson not saved Luka Milivojevic's spot-kick after substitute Raheem Sterling had fouled Wilfried Zaha in the box in the 92nd minute.
However it could still prove a costly afternoon for City with Gabriel Jesus leaving the field injured and in tears in the first half, and the league's top assist-maker Kevin de Bruyne stretchered off after a heavy tackle from Jason Puncheon in the final minute.
It leaves City with only one fit senior striker in Sergio Aguero who replaced Jesus at Selhurst Park.
While Chelsea and Manchester United trail City by some distance, they may see a small light at the end of the tunnel in a title race that appeared to be all but over before the turn of the year.