- De Bruyne pulling strings
- Sterling scores two
- Sane goal, assist
Leroy Sane’s magical playmaking lifted rampant Manchester City to a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace, whose futility made history at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Palace remains winless and goalless, the first Premier League team to start a season without a goal through six matches.
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Hennessey was then in position to block Fernandinho‘s point blank attempt off a corner kick.
Palace did have a chance thanks to one of its early stars of their slow-starting season, but Ruben Loftus-Cheeks’ shot from outside the 18 bounded off the post.
A tough angle for Aguero saw him chop Leroy Sane’s cutback over the bar from seven yards. Sane was the one who made it 1-0 minutes later.
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Sterling made it 2-0 just after halftime, as Sane put it on a platter with a square ball from the left.
He added his second when De Bruyne found Aguero with a diagonal ball and the Argentine cut back for Sterling to touch into the goal.
Play had hardly restarted when Sane was stopped by a sliding Hennessey at the doorstep.
And Sane sent a marvelous, powerful cross for Aguero to head home in the 79th minute.
Delph curled a gorgeous shot home in the 89th minute to put an exclamation point on the result.