Man City 5-0 Crystal Palace: Attacking trio Sterling, Sane & Aguero thrash visitors.
OFF THE POST! Palace come within inches of breaking their scoring drought to start the term. Loftus-Cheek raids forward to the edge of the box and creates just enough space to get his strike away. It takes a deflection off Stones and heads towards the bottom corner. Unfortunately for Palace it strikes the woodwork and bounces clear.
GOALLLLLLL!! SANE STRIKES! City take the lead just before the break through a wonderful goal from Sane. He combines with Silva down the left as the Spaniard lifts the ball over the Palace defence. The German controls the ball with his left foot to lift the ball over Dann before poking his effort through Hennessey’s legs. An outstanding finish from the City winger.
51′ GOAL! MAN CITY 2-0 C PALACE (Sterling)
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.
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.
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
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.