Sane excels as Man City thrashes beleaguered Palace 5-0

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Manchester City eventually overpowered a Crystal Palace side who became the first team in English Football League history to start a season with six defeats and no goals.

"[He's] Not well. We think it's a form of ligament damage, but I don't know how bad that ligament damage is", Hodgson said, as quoted by Palace's official website.

They face Manchester United on 30 September and Chelsea on 14 October.

Andre Gray earlier scored his first goal for Watford before Tammy Abraham came off the bench to level the game.

Raheem Sterling's quickfire second-half brace put the result beyond any semblance of doubt and an overworked Wayne Hennessey in the Palace goal was unable to keep out Sergio Aguero's 79th-minute header from Sane's cross.

"We were not able to fight until the end in either the Premier League or the Champions League". "They feel their team-mates beside them and go "wow, he is good".

It is the first time in 59 years that an English top-flight team has managed to score five or more goals in three successive games.

Pep Guardiola dismissed suggestions that the Premier League is a two-horse race between the Manchester clubs.

Jose Mourinho has received an important injury boost ahead of Manchester United's clash with Crystal Palace next weekend after Roy Hodgson confirmed that striker Christian Benteke would miss the game with ligament damage.

Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City players that they can not allow their performance levels to even slightly drop, such is the standard of competition within his squad.

"All the players know the system of how the manager wants us to play". Any win at Southampton is a good one, even if it is by a 1-0 scoreline.

'Pep's going insane for a penalty, and I'm thinking, "You don't need that!"' said Hodgson. That doesn't sound like an especially impressive number, but it does start to get better when you consider there were only 16 teams in the division, meaning 30 matches, and only two points were awarded for a win.

"But the last 10-15 minutes of the half we got it".

"Here we've still got 32 games to play, so a lot of things can change". "That's why the last two games are so important - winning 5-0 against Liverpool and Crystal Palace - for our confidence and for the other games when we come back from the worldwide break".

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