Manchester City register another big victory

Sergio Aguero moved within a goal of Manchester City's all-time record as Pep Guardiola's men thrashed bottom side Crystal Palace 5-0 in the Premier League.

Leory Sane celebrating
Leory Sane celebrating

Aguero headed a Leroy Sane cross through the grasp of Wayne Hennessey for his 176th goal in City colours during the second half of another commanding display at the Etihad Stadium.

The Argentinian now needs just one more goal to equal the record tally of Eric Brook, which has stood since 1939.

Leaders City were already well on the way to victory when Aguero struck their fourth in the 79th minute after an opener from Leroy Sane and quickfire double from Raheem Sterling. Substitute Fabian Delph added a superb late fifth.

For Palace the misery continues, although they showed signs of looking more organised under the guidance of former England boss Roy Hodgson.

The Eagles have failed to win in six games without scoring – the longest wait for a first goal of the season in top-flight history.

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