MANCHESTER CITY have blitzed Crystal Palace with two goals in two minutes at Selhurst Park.

Sergio Aguero struck first before Ferran Torres added a second as Pep Guardiola's men look for a first ever Premier League, League Cup and Champions League treble.

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    PALACE 0-2 MAN CITY

    73. OOOOFFF just over the bar!

    Sterling played the ball into Ferran Torres who just back-heeled perfectly into the path for Cancelo teasing the full-back to hit it first time.

    Which he decided to do but his effort went a little bit too high.

     

     

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    PALACE 0-2 MAN CITY

    71. Wilfried Zaha has been really quiet this game but he picked out Jeffrey Schlupp on the edge of the box.

    And the attacker went for a first time shot but the effort was rather tamed and trickled into the hands of Ederson.

    Roy Hodgson's side are trying to fight back but they are finding it really difficult.

    City's two goals in 84 seconds has completely knocked the stuffing out of Palace.

     

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    PALACE 0-2 MAN CITY

    67. A roll of the dice from both managers.

    Christian Benteke's drought against City continues because he comes off for the man on loan from French team Mainz, Jean Phillipe Mateta.

    And Fernandinho has been replaced by Oleksandr Zinchenko.

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    DOUBLE TROUBLE

    One man's career is coming to an end at City, whilst the others is just getting started.

    But the thing that Aguero and Torres have in common is two terrific strikes against Crystal Palace.

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    PALACE 0-2 MAN CITY

    62. MY GOODNESS OFF THE POST!

    Manchester City are in the groove now, it's all falling apart for Roy Hodgson.

    Sterling struck the post after some good build up play, Man City style.

    I thought they weren't going to score this game but now I am thinking, how many will they score?

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    Just as I was Pep was preparing to send on the reinforcements, his side popped up with the goods as they always do.

    Sergio Aguero controlled a cross from Benjamin Mendy before smashing the ball home with the outside of his boot to get his first goal at Selhurst Park.

    And Ferran Torres reacted to a loose ball after some sloppy defending, before placing the ball past Vicente Guaita.

    Two shots on target, two goals.

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    GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!

    WHAT AM I SEEING HERE!

    IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE IT'S 2-0

    FERRAN TORESS THIS TIME!

     

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    GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!

    THE MAN! THE MYTH! THE LEGEND!

    IT'S SERGIO AGUEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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    PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

    55. Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden have been sent out to warm up .

    I think the Man City boss has had enough.

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    PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

    52. SCOTT DANN THAT IS A VITAL HEADER

    Fernandinho amazingly picked out Ferran Torres in the box with a diaganal ball.

    And the forward brought it down on his chest before hooking across goal but Dann managed to leap up high and head it away from the dangerzone.

    Had he not got that right, Gabriel Jesus was poised waiting for the tap in.

    But again, why didn't Torres have a go himself? Man City are trying to score the perfect goal.

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    PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

    48. First action of the second half is a yellow card for Luka Milivojevic after a reckless challenge made on Ferran Torres.

    The midfielder will be walking on thin ice now because he does like to stick a leg out from time to time.

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    PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

    45. No changes made by either side which is quite surprising especially for Pep.

    But he must trust that this side is good enough to get the job done.

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    THE SECOND 45 IS UNDER-WAY!

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    ROCKY RAHEEM

    Last season, Raheem Sterling was Pep's go-to man but now, the winger has fallen out favour with the boss which was highlighted when he wasn't in the mid-week starting XI.

    Sterling, you to starting scoring goals again to earn your place again but hiding your face won't do it.

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    FIRST HALF STATS

    For the first time in 21 matches, Manchester City haven't registered a shot on target in the first half.

    That just goes to show you how poor they have been so far.

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    FIRST HALF SUMMARY

    I thought I was going to witness a more exciting game to be honest but it's been anything but that.

    Crystal Palace have had a few chances but overall, they seem content to remain level pegging.

    And City look lethargic going forward but I have no idea why because there's been eight changes to the side from Wednesday.

    Hopefully some changes are made to improve the game in the second 45 otherwise I don't know how I will get through the rest of this match.

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    THE REF BLOWS FOR THE INTERVAL

    BOTH TEAMS NEED TO SERIOUSLY STEP IT UP FOR THE SECOND HALF

    HT: PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

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    PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

    43. I wouldn't be surprised to see some changes made by Pep Guardiola for the second half because this performance from his side has been lack luster.

    He doesn't have a bad selection to choose from either.

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    GABRIEL'S GOBSMACKED

    The Brazilian thought he had scored his 50th goal in City colours only to see it ruled out for offside.

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    PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

    38. Oooo unlucky Eze.

    We haven't seen much of him this first half but he showed a little glimpse of what he can do.

    The winger dropped his shoulder on Rodri before getting a shot off and it looked close but in fairness, the effort was a bit way-wood.

     

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    PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

    36. I thought I jinxed it for Crystal Palace because Gabriel Jesus had the ball in the back of the net but it was ruled out for offside.

    If the Brazilian timed his run better, that would have been totally against the run of play.

    It was a fantastic through ball by Fernandinho though I must say.

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    PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

    33. Manchester City haven't really got going this half in all honesty.

    The visitors are yet to have a shot on target in 35 minutes which is quite shocking on their behalf.

    They've been a complete shadow of themselves on Wednesday night but then again, it is pretty much a different starting XI.

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    NERVOUS MUCH?

    Even Pep thought Palaces' last attack was a close call.

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    PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

    27. Best football I've seen all match has just come from the home side.

    Andros Townsend played a beautiful one-two with Joel Ward enabling the right-back to drive into the box.

    He then cut it back for one of the attackers but Rodri managed to get a last gasp interception on it.

    However, the ball kindly fell to Benteke who was able to get his shot off, but thankfully for City, Ederson was alert to the danger.

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    PALACE 0-0 MAN CITY

    25. Here's a fun fact for everyone.

    In all of Sergio Aguero's 257 goals for Manchester City, he has never scored at Selhurst Park.

    That probably explains why he opted to pass to Gabriel Jesus instead of shooting.

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