Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola admits he is ‘worried’ after his side conceded back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time since December 2016.

City moved down to third on the log, seven points behind leaders Liverpool after succumbing to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace on Saturday and followed up with a 2-1 to loss to Leicester City on Wednesday.

“Now there will be doubts but we have to change the dynamic,” said Guardiola.

“Of course we are worried [about not keeping clean sheets], the result is what counts, we lost.

“We are together, we will work harder and we will come back with some good results. The season is very long and we have lots to fight for.”

City have already lost one more game in the first 19 matches of this season than in 38 last term. But the coach believes his team can still remain in the title race.

“We have made an incredible amount of points at this stage and if we can get the same, or more, in the second half of the season then we are fighting to win the championship,” added Guardiola.

“But at the moment, the reality is that two more teams are better than us.”