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Summary

  1. Listen to Man City v Crystal Palace by using the play button and on 5 live
  2. Silva scores after 114 seconds, Kompany, De Bruyne, Sterling & Otamendi in second half
  3. City set to move up to third, Palace six points above bottom three
  4. Four games at 15:00 BST - including Hull v Sunderland
  5. Swansea v Everton at 17:30 BST

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    What a start to the Premier League weekend. Manchester City turn on the style and produce a goal feast against poor Crystal Palace to keep their Champions League prospects alive.

    Don't forget you can keep right up to date with the rest of Saturday's Premier League games here.

    Thanks for your company. Until next time...

  2. 'I did not expect to see that'

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce in the Etihad Stadium tunnel, on 5 live: "Our system did not cause us to concede today's first goal - our defender had to clear the ball and he didn't, and from it they scored. Individuals did not perform to their usual standards. We didn't really recover from that. 

    "I did not expect to see what we saw in the second half, which was very disappointing because we'd fought back and were keeping Manchester City at bay. But Vincent Kompany was free in our box and scored their second, and after that we simply lost control and Manchester City scored more and more. 

    "Hopefully that is a one-off and the lads have got it out of their system ahead of the biggest game of the season next week at home to Hull."

    Sam Allardyce
  3. What's next?

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Manchester City

    Two of Manchester City's remaining three games are at home to Leicester City on 13 May and West Bromwich Albion on 16 May. City bring the curtain down at Watford on 21 May. Win all three and City are in next season's Champions League.

  4. 'Champions League in our hands'

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, speaking to Sky Sports: "Our performance was high level. I'm pleased for our people we can finally enjoy a lot of goals here.

    "Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, even Everton...it's so important to play in the Champions League.

    "It's in our hands."

  5. 'No complaints'

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace

    Sam Allardyce, speaking to BBC Sport: "Gifting Manchester City a goal at the Etihad is not what you want to do. Defending in the right areas correctly is what you have to do. We gifted Vincent Kompany a goal of all people. 

    "The lads didn't apply themselves correctly and Manchester City thoroughly punished us. We can't complain about the scoreline.

    "It lies in our hands by trying to beat Hull week next Sunday. We have to put it right by returning to winning ways."

  6. 'We deserved to get punished'

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce told Sky Sports: "The recovery from the goal was good indeed. It could have been 1-1.

    "All five goals were avoidable. We didn't make them produce their brilliant talent, we gifted them five goals. They punished us heavily.

    "I didn't feel the lads were comfortable in the back five as they would have done with a back four. When we switched, we got better going forward. But our final third play let us down as well as our defensive display. We deserved to get punished.

    "If I'd have had the centre-halves fit I would have played them. Our usually strong defensive unit was in tatters. 

    When asked about their league position, he replies: "We've got to do it ourselves. We've got to be man enough and brave enough.  Safety could have been achieved against Spurs, and then we gifted Burnley the points, and today we didn't deserve anything."

  7. 'Goal difference is so crucial'

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Danny Mills

    Ex-England defender at Etihad Stadium for 5 live Sport

    This result helps Manchester City's goal different hugely, as they're now three ahead of Liverpool.

    It is so crucial, because it's not about only finishing in the top four but the top three would make a huge difference, because then you start in the Champions League proper and your squad is granted a proper, restful off-season.

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    #bbcfootball

    Samson S. Isah: Wow, Man City blew Crystal Palace away. Their only weakness is that they can't do it every other game. 

    RoboNeuer: Well, Palace need to put in better performances in their last few games. This wasn't acceptable, regardless of safety.

  9. You close your eyes and swing!

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Manchester City

    Man City captain Vincent Kompany, speaking to Sky Sports: It was only 1-0 after the first half so it wasn't an easy. We kept shooting and kept trying and we forced it to go our way. We needed that. 

    Was it his best goal at home?

    "It depends if you talk about emotions. The one against Man United will always be best. You close your eyes and swing! I was pleased with the second half. We scored a lot and got the clean sheet. 

    "We wanted to set this chain of home games right and it couldn't have gone better. We need to repeat the performance in the next games."

    Vincent Kompany,
  10. 'Crystal Palace? Woeful'

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Danny Mills

    Ex-England defender at Etihad Stadium for 5 live Sport

    Far too easy for Manchester City all throughout the game,  because Crystal Palace never turned up. City dominated, holding onto the ball and, once they went 2-0 up just minutes after the break, the result was never in doubt. 

    City never pushed very hard and, if we're honest, they've won this game comfortably playing at 75%. 

    Crystal Palace? Woeful.

  11. Post update

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    This is Pep Guardiola's biggest Premier League win. We'll bring you his reaction is a few moments.

  12. Poor Palace

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Danny Mills

    Ex-England defender at Etihad Stadium for 5 live Sport

    It hasn't happened today for Crystal Palace. When you start the game poorly it's very hard to pull yourself back into it. 

    They would have developed a new plan during half-time but once they conceded so quickly after the break they had all the wind taken out of their sails.

    Damien Delaney looks dejected
  13. FULL-TIME

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Manchester City climb to third in the race for next season's Champions League as Crystal Palace crumble without a fight.

    Pep Guardiola and Leroy Sane
  14. Otamendi rubs it in

    Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Nicolas Otamendi connects with Kevin De Bruyne's free-kick to head home City's fifth from close range. A day to forget for Palace.

  15. GOAL - Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

    Nicolas Otamendi

    Five star Manchester City.

    Nicolas Otamendi celebrates
  16. Post update

    Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Groans from Palace fans as three minutes of additional time is signalled.

  17. Post update

    Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    What might have been had City played like this more consistently? This is the fifth time they have scored four goals or more in the Premier League this season.

  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Double change for City now they are in cruise control. Off go Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus and on come Jesus Navas ON and Kelechi Iheanacho. 

  19. 'Scandalous'

    Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Danny Mills

    Ex-England defender at Etihad Stadium for 5 live Sport

    Good finish and great technique from Raheem Sterling. It was actually his weaker side but he got his chest and knee aligned over the ball and thrashed it past Wayne Hennessey.

    But how much space and time was afforded to him inside the Crystal Palace 18 yards box? Scandalous.

    Raheem Sterling scores
  20. Painful for Palace

    Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    This is painful to watch for anyone connected with Palace. They've been out-muscled, out-fought and now they are well and truly down and out.

    Raheem Sterling adds City's fourth with a half-volley after a Pablo Zabaleta knock-down in the box from a Yaya Toure pass. 

    City are rampant.