Man City are looking to ramp up their title challenge as they host Crystal Palace at the Etihad tonight.
The win over Brighton in midweek took City up to third in the Premier League, four points off leaders Manchester United with a game in hand.
City are slowly but surely building following a tough start to the 2020/21 season, but look composed at the back and are doing enough at the other end to pick up points while going under the rafasr somewhat.
Palace, meanwhile, produced a disciplined defensive display to earn an excellent point away against Arsenal in midweek and will surely need more of the same here.
The Eagles’ defence was impressive in north London last time out, but two tough tests in quick succession will stretch Roy Hodgson’s squad to the limit.
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Full time! Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace
Not a good night for Palace as Hodgson’s side are undone buy four fine goals, two from John Stones whose revival rolls on.
Goal! Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace
88 mins: Another goal and another fine one from City. Foden wins a free-kick right on the edge of the area and Sterling fires it straight into the far corner.
79 mins: Change for Palace. Fresh from a scrap with Milovojevic in training, Batshuayi is on for Townsend.
Stones makes it three
John Stones appears to have been to finishing school during his time in the cold…
71 mins: Change for City as De Bruyne and Gundogan are replaced by Torres and Cancelo
Goal! Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace
68 mins: John Stones! Again! Dias’s header from a corner is saved by Guaita but Stones is alive to the rebound and finishes brilliantly.
Long way back for Palace now…
Goal! Manchester City 2-0 Crystal Palace
56 mins: Palace clear their lines from a corner but only as far as Gundogan, who snatches the ball from Townsend, works himself some space and curls a brilliant effort into the top corner.
51 mins: It’s all City again early in this second half. Palace sitting narrow and deep and City struggling to create anything clear cut but the pressure is on.
We’re off in Manchester once more