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Luke Reddy

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  1. Thank you and farewell

    Man City 5-0 Crystal Palace


    And with that I will sign off and point you to where you need to go next.

    For the match report, click here.

    And for all the reaction, quotes, social media comments and Facebook live content in the world, try out our main live text by clicking here. It's been a good day for some of the big clubs.

    A big thank you from me for following this live text. I hope you're side got what you wanted.

    City look very good. Palace fans...well, at least pulling off a great escape will be fun right?

    Bye for now.


    Man City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    That is how you take care of business.

    The first-half was a touch tame from Manchester City, the second period was anything but.

    I get the feeling the angry Pep Guardiola was saw before the break had a right go at his players.

    Leroy Sane was superb, Sergio Aguero typically ruthless. Crystal Palace were good for 44 minutes but the game is 90 minutes long.

    They capitulated. City are top, Palace remain rock bottom.

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace
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    Man City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Three minutes of added time. Ederson palms a corner away.

  4. GOAL - Man City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Fabian Delph

    Pick this out.

    Fabian Delph, on off the bench, gets the ball 20 yards out and bends one with power and whip into the top corner. It glanced the underside of the bar on its way to look even better.

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    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Keep ball from Manchester City now.

    Crystal Palace's collapse from being well in this game until the stroke of half-time is pronounced. It stinks of a side low on confidence.

    The match announcer at Ethihad Stadium proclaims Leroy Sane is man of the match. Hard to argue with it. Scored one, made two.

    Man of the Match Leroy Sane
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    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Ederson pulls a free-kick out of the air. Still Crystal Palace wait for a goal. I've got it at 530 minutes this season.

    Bernardo Silva is walking around with the ball in midfield. All he needs is a dog and he'd look like a bloke on a Sunday morning stroll.

  7. GOAL - Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Sergio Aguero

    He will be happy now. This rout without Sergio Aguero's name on the scoresheet would have given him nightmares.

    A sumptuous cross from Leroy Sane. It has pace, whip, accuracy, you name it. Aguero nods it powerfully through the hand of Wayne Hennessey.

    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Christian Benteke is heading off for Bakary Sako. That will be a concern for Roy Hodgson. His side claim for a penalty as Patrick van Aanholt's cross hits a body in the area.

    Nothing doing there and City get Bernardo Silva into an advanced area. Low cross, Sergio Aguero darts to the near post but he's beaten to the ball.

    Now Manchester City want a penalty at the other end. Leroy Sane runs through on goal and is in a tussle with Timothy Fosu-Mensah. The defender has hold of Sane's arm but it's not really a heavy pull.

    Sane just got up and chased the ball down.

    Christian Benteke

    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Kevin de Bruyne down to walking pace before he fires a ball out wide.

    This game is done and dusted. Crystal Palace could be about to lose Christian Benteke as he's down on the deck holding his leg.

    John Stones runs off, Fabian Delph replaces him.

    Kevin De Bruyne
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    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    A diagonal ball into the box finds Christian Benteke and he nods it down for Ruben Loftus-Cheek but he can't quite bundle past a last defender and City coolly bring the ball away.

  11. "Shall we score a goal for you?"

    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    The Manchester City fans are singing again, unsurprisingly. Some Palace fans might take them up on their offer too... it has now been 600 minutes since their team last scored in the Premier League, on 14 May.

    In that time, City have scored 27 league goals (in one game more, admittedly) and Sergio Aguero has scored seven of them. A reminder he is yet to find the net today...

  12. Head up lads...

    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Footballers love setting records, well, the right kind at least.

    This one could sting a little. When Crystal Palace lose today they will join the Portsmouth side of 2009-10 as being the only team to lose their first six games of a Premier League season.

    Pompey finished 20th.

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    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Steve Bower

    Match of the Day commentator

    You do feel now it's a case of how many Manchester City really want.

    Manchester City
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    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    How is it not four. Manchester City have a four versus one situation. Sergio Aguero slides Leroy Sane in and his low finish is saved by the feet of Wayne Hennessey.

    Raheem Sterling is going off for Bernardo Silva. There will be no treble for him.

    Sergio subbed
  15. GOAL - Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Raheem Sterling

    Crystal Palace dissected.

    Kevin De Bruyne with a lofted cross, taking defenders out of the game. Sergio Aguero has peeled to the back post to side foot a volleyed pass across the face. Raheem Sterling cannot miss from two yards.

    Palace look done in. That was too easy.

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    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace


    Shall we turn the lights out? All that remains now is to see how many Manchester City plunder.

    Sergio Aguero will surely want a slice of the action...

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    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Jason Puncheon is coming on for Yohan Cabaye. Just 22 touches for Cabaye today.

  18. CLOSE!

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    It should be 3-0 and Raheem Sterling should have a brace.

    Wayne Hennessey paws at a cross and it's poor goalkeeping, leaving an empty net for Sterling who is in space. The angle is a little narrow and the ball is bouncing awkwardly but if he hit the target it was in. Side netting only.

  19. 500 up

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    And just as they go 2-0 down, Crystal Palace pass 500 minutes without a goal.


  20. GOAL - Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Raheem Sterling

    Crystal Palace over-committed. A long Mamadou Sakho ball had three black shirts in pursuit.

    Nicolas Otamendi's clearing header set up a City attack. Kevin De Bruyne found Leroy Sane wide left, his low cross means Raheem Sterling cannot miss from eight yards.

    City had space to exploit. Give them an inch and they will take a mile.

    Slick football to create the opening but the away side's game plan seemed to briefly disappear.