L Sané (44),R Sterling (51, 59),S Agüero (79),F Delph (89)
Man City vs C Palace
3:00pm Saturday 23rd September
WATCH: MAN CITY 5-0 C PALACE
MAN CITY 5-0 C PALACE
It's all over. Free-scoring City march on while Palace's struggles continue. A brilliant second-half display from City to secure a comfortable win.
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90+3: A few Palace fans making their way out as City see the game out.
90: Three minutes to be added on.
GOAL! MAN CITY 5-0 C PALACE (Delph 89)
What a strike from Delph - the best saved for last. He checks onto his right foot around 25 yards out and curls a sublime shot into the top corner and beyond Hennessey's dive.
MAN CITY 4-0 C PALACE
88: Palace have everyone behind the ball. No sign of them getting their first goal of the season.
84: Unless they can conjure something up in the last few minutes, Palace are going to be six Premier League games without a goal. They face Manchester United and Chelsea next as well.
82: It really has been impressive how City have stepped this up after half-time. They were slow at times in the first half but Palace have not been able to cope with them since.
GOAL! MAN CITY 4-0 C PALACE (Aguero 79)
Aguero gets on the scoresheet. It's all about Sane though as he controls a ball on the left and then whips in a superb cross for Aguero to power a header past Hennessey.
That's 48 goals in his last 53 Premier League starts for Aguero.
MAN CITY 3-0 C PALACE
78: City are still doing all the pressing. Not much respite for Palace in this half.
76: Schlupp goes into the book as he clips Danilo late.
75: Guardiola is fuming, absolutely fuming. In fairness City do have strong appeals for a penalty as Sane goes to ground under a challenge from Fosu-Mensah.
The referee doesn't give it and Guardiola is doing all sorts of gesticulating on the sideline. Sane gets a yellow card for his protests.
73: With Delph on, there's been a reshuffle with Walker now playing at centre-back with Otamendi, Danilo at right-back and Delph on the left.
Interesting that Guardiola did not just introduce Mangala for Stones.
71: Palace are going to be forced into a change. There was nobody near Benteke as he went down. He's got strapping around his knee and is replaced by Sako.
70: Injury worry for Palace as Benteke is down holding his knee around midfield. While the striker is treated, City make a change, with Delph on for Stones.
68: Palace's counter-attacking threat has disappeared since half-time, although they nearly create an opening as Benteke heads down in the box towards Loftus-Cheek, but he can't win the ball.
65: City really do look in the mood for more goals. They are not giving Palace an inch at the moment, forcing them back inside their own box.
63: City really have upped their game after the break. They had 12 shots in the first half; they have had 10 already in just over 15 minutes of the second half.
62: Change for City as Sterling is replaced by Bernardo Silva.
60: CHANCE! City should have four. They nick the ball in the Palace half and get a four-on-two chance. Aguero plays it into the box for Sane but he can't finish past Hennessey.
GOAL! MAN CITY 3-0 C PALACE (Sterling 59)
City turning on the style now. De Bruyne picks out Aguero in the box with a brilliant ball over the top and he squares on the volley for Sterling to tap in from close range.
MAN CITY 2-0 C PALACE
58: CHANCE! Brilliant from Aguero until the finish.
He plays a one-two with Silva, shakes off a couple of tackles to get into the box and then beats Sakho, but his shot is straight at Hennessey and well saved.
58: Puncheon quickly into the action, combining for a short corner which is headed out to Van Aanholt. He takes aim on the volley from just outside the box and skies it high into the stands.
57: First change for Palace as Puncheon comes on for Cabaye.
55: Townsend gets around the outside of Danilo and looks to have the beating of the full-back, who sticks out his arm and commits the foul. Yellow card.
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54: CHANCE! Should be 3-0. Hennessey palms out a chipped cross from De Bruyne, giving Sterling an open goal to aim at, but he hits it into the side-netting. That would have been game over.
GOAL! MAN CITY 2-0 C PALACE (Sterling 51)
Excellent, sweeping goal from City. They get some space as Palace push forward a little and they make it count.
Aguero lays it off for Silva, who slides it down the left side for Sane and he crosses into the middle for Sterling to finish first time from eight yards out.
MAN CITY 1-0 C PALACE
50: Walker has been finding lots of space down the right. He's yet to really deliver a telling cross though.
48: Doesn't look like Palace are going to change their approach, despite conceding that goal before the break. City could do with upping the tempo a little if they are going to make this game safe.
46: SHOT! City nearly add a second quickly, with Dann doing well to block a shot in the box from Sterling that looked to be goal-bound.
No changes at the break. City get the game restarted...
Palace have now conceded the first goal in a league-high 32 matches since the start of 2016/17.
Sane has scored five goals from just six shots on target in all competitions for Man City this season.
THE LOW DOWN
Germany boss Joachin Low is among those in attendance. No doubt he will be pleased to see Sane start and score.
Man City finally make the breakthrough and are now just 1/20 with Sky Bet for victory. Leroy Sane to score a brace has been PRICE BOOSTED to 9/2 from 7/2 with Palace 66/1 to fight back and snatch all three points. Get all the in-play odds here.
Almost a chance for Palace as Benteke is played in over the top, but Ederson comes sliding out well to gather. And that's half-time.
City lead thanks to Sane's late strike, but Palace have been in the game. Loftus-Cheek struck the post and Benteke has looked dangerous on the break.
45: Two minutes to be added on at the end of the half.
GOAL! MAN CITY 1-0 C PALACE (Sane 44)
City's patience is rewarded as they get the breakthrough. Brilliant ball from Silva over the top which Sane controls well and then slips a shot past Hennessey from close range.
MAN CITY 0-0 C PALACE
43: Very patient play from City before eventually Fernandinho bends in a deep cross. Silva gets ahead of Townsend but can't keep his header down.
41: Can City grab a goal before half-time? They are applying pressure and pushing Palace back inside their own half.
38: Guardiola certainly does not look impressed with the way the game is unfolding. Have to wonder how long it will be before he changes something, maybe bringing on Jesus to give Aguero some extra support.
The Man City boss has just had a word with a young ball boy, probably to try and stop Palace from using up too much time.
36: Frustration growing among the home fans as De Bruyne picks out the wrong option on the break. City haven't had many chances to counter and that was a waste.
34: CHANCE! A big opportunity for City is wasted, and it's Aguero who is the guilty party.
Sane does really well to break into the box and then pull it into the middle for Aguero, who really should finish from 10 yards out but instead clips it over the bar.
33: Palace are still finding spaces on the break and posing problems. They have probably threatened more than City in the last five minutes or so.
30: Half-hearted appeals for a foul just outside the box from a few City players as Fosu-Mensah and Sane go shoulder to shoulder. Nothing given by the referee, and rightly so judging by the replay.
29: Mendy's afternoon is over after that challenge with Townsend. He is replaced by Danilo.
28: CHANCE! Another good opening for Palace, who are really threatening on the break.
Loftus-Cheek meets a low cross from the right on the volley, around 12 yards out, but sweeps it wide of the far post.
27: Nice chipped pass from De Bruyne into the box for Walker. His lobbed cross almost falls for Silva but it's whacked away.
26: Mendy appears alright to continue after a bit of treatment. He does, though, get a booking for the challenge on Townsend.
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