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  2. Man City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Demichelis, Kolarov, Fernando, Delph, De Bruyne, Silva, Aguero, Iheanacho
  3. Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Ledley, Cabaye, Puncheon, McArthur, Zaha, Wickham

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Man City with a clinical display to move top of the Premier League. Thanks for joining me.

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    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Yohan Cabaye, you're a lucky boy. The Frenchman pulls down a City man, minutes after getting a yellow card, but referee Jon Moss shows mercy and lets him off.


    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Frustration from Yohan Cabaye, going in late on Man City defender Nicolas Otamendi and earning a booking.

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    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Mark Lawrenson

    Ex-Liverpool defender at the Etihad for BBC Radio 5 live

    "The ball went over the half-way line and straight away it was two City players against one.

    "They went past Joel Ward, the goalkeeper came out and Aguero knew exactly where the goalkeeper was, he passes it, David Silva takes one touch and finds the bottom left hand corner.

    "You know with Aguero that when he comes back from an injury he needs three or four games and then he explodes.

    "I am surprised by the substitutions from Alan Pardew, they have not tried to score a goal in this second-half."

    Jordan Mutch
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    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Going through the motions now. Three minutes to play.

  6. GOAL - Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    David Silva

    Walked in, all too easy.

    Crystal Palace send too many men forward and get caught on the break. Kevin De Bruyne nicks the ball to Sergio Aguero, who pops the ball on and runs through on goal.

    Unselfishly, instead of shooting, he lays it off the man-of-the-match David Silva as the Spaniard takes his time and slots the ball home. Lovely stuff.

    David Silva
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    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    ...Yaya Toure smacks the free-kick straight into the wall.

    Anyone who's played football in freezing conditions and gets one in the thigh will know how much of a stinger it is.

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    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    David Silva is brought down by Joe Ledley and Manchester City have a free-kick in a dangerous position...

  10. The £141m goal

    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Injuries to Sergio Aguero and David Silva mean they have not linked up too often with Yaya Toure and Kevin de Bruyne for Manchester City this season, but their side's third goal today showed what attacking players who cost a combined £141m are capable of together.

    It was started and finished by Aguero, who had the easiest of close-range tap-ins - but only after he and his team-mates had carved Crystal Palace's defence apart.

    Definitely worth watching Match of the Day for later.

    Man City's third goal
  11. CLOSE!

    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Gosh! Crystal Palace almost get one back as Frenchman Yohan Cabaye thumps a 35-yard drive goalwards, which starts on target but sails inches wide.

    Joe Hart was beaten, but Cabaye had too much bend on it. It would have been a stunner.


    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace go to the other end and find striker Marouane Chamakh. He turns Martin Demichelis inside the area before flinging himself to the ground, trying to con the referee into giving a penalty.

    Jon Moss is having none of it and books Chamakh. That could almost have been two yellows.

  13. 'It was an easy finish'

    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Sutton

    Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

    "That goal is all about Kevin De Bruyne. A lot of players would have taken the shot but he took some time and played it to Aguero, and it was an easy finish."

    Kevin De Bruyne
  14. GOAL - Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Sergio Aguero

    A sublime City third.

    Someone work out how much this goal is worth? It is an excellent team goal from the home side.

    David Silva on the left, slides a ball to Sergio Aguero inside the box, who lays it off to Yaya Toure.

    Toure shapes to shoot but pops it off wide to Kevin De Bruyne, who also feigns and sends three Crystal Palace defenders into next week, instead rolling it back to Aguero who pops the ball in.

    Stunning. Game done.

    Sergio Aguero
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    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Waheeeeeey! Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney is shepherding the ball out of play and bundles over the linesman. The official sees the funny side of it and is very professional, getting to his feet before signalling a Palace throw.


    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham has worked hard today without reward and is now brought off.

    Striker Marouane Chamakh enters the action.

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    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace full-back Joel Ward, who has bagged a couple of goals this season, is looking to take matters into his own hands with a foray forward before thrashing wide.

    Complete silence inside Etihad Stadium at the moment. City fans feel this is won, Palace fans can sense it's another loss.

    Scott Dann and Yaya Toure
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    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Easy for Man City at the moment, nothing to frighten them although if defender Martin Demichelis decides to run out of defence towards the halfway line and completely miss the ball again then it could set hearts racing.

    Manchester City
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    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Mark Lawrenson

    Ex-Liverpool defender at the Etihad for BBC Radio 5 live

    "In the second-half Crystal Palace have been dominating the game without ever looking like fashioning a chance."  

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    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Oof, Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham goes in hard into the back of Man City defender Nicolas Otamendi but no booking. He could have done some serious damage there.

    Bret The Hitman Hart would have been proud of that maneuver. Wickham just needed to climb on top of Otamendi for the three count.