Manchester City beat visiting Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium

  • Manchester City beat visiting Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City beat visiting Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium

City have now scored 16 goals in their past three Premier League matches without reply.

Manchester City were able to see off Crystal Palace easily at the Etihad Stadium, thanks to an outstanding display from Leroy Sane who was making just his second league start of the season.

Sane followed a brace in the midweek EFL Cup win at West Brom with the opening goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday, adding a pair of assists as City ran riot after half-time to record a 5-0 win.

Free-scoring Manchester City are the first team to have scored five or more goals in three consecutive top-flight matches for nearly 60 years.

"It will always be a tough test going to play against City away, they are one of the best teams in the league, but we will go there and try our best".

Liverpool won 3-2 at Leicester City in typically heart-in-the-mouth style when Simon Mignolet comically conceded and then saved a late penalty, which Jamie Vardy fired too close to the Belgian's body.

Raheem Sterling helped himself to a quick-fire brace after the break, before Sergio Aguero got a goal 11 minutes from time.

And it does not get any easier for new boss Roy Hodgson, who next faces the current top four Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle.

"The first half we had problems as the ball must be moved and we didn't move it", said Guardiola.

They are top of the Premier League above rivals Manchester United this morning by more than alphabetical order.

It was not long though before he made amends as De Bruyne played the ball to the far post and Aguero put the ball into the path of Sterling, who made no mistake, to continue their fine form in front of goal this season. The Eagles were brought down once again with a 5-0 drumming from the league leaders and have failed to score a single goal while remaining firmly rooted at the bottom of the table.

Frank de Boer was sacked as manager and replaced by former-Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson as the London side look to reverse their terrible start to the season. They lost all their previous five Premier League meetings there against City.

Yet Palace are without the injured Wilfried Zaha and this has the makings of an attack versus defence exercise. Against Southampton though, they already looked slightly less toothless, although they have now gone five games without scoring.

DF Nicolas Otamendi, 6 - Another who was bullied in the air by Benteke, Otamendi did well to drop off and read the game to win the ball in the next phase of play.