manchester city continued their prolific start to the season with an emphatic 5-0 win over struggling Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Leroy Sané (44'), Raheem Sterling (51, 59'), Sergio Aguero (79'), and Fabian Delph (89') were all on target for Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side apparently overpowered Crystal Palace throughout the encounter as the visitors made no attempt in City's half. Saturday's loss now makes Crystal Palace the first team in English Football League history to start a season with six consecutive defeats with no goals scored.

The victory means that Manchester City is joint-leaders with Manchester United but superior on goal difference. Here's a recap of the match.

Manchester City outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Ederson (6.65). Defender - Kyle Walker (6.90), Nicolás Otamendi (seven points), John Stones (seven points), Benjamin Mendy (six points). Midfielder - Fernandinho (7.78), Leroy Sané (9.88), Kevin De Bruyne (7.32), David Silva (8.68), Raheem Sterling (8.18). Forward - Sergio Agüero (9.00). Used substitutes - Danilo (6.87), Bernardo Silva (6.20), Fabian Delph (7.54).

Team's strength and weakness: City created a high number of chances relative to their possession and attempted goal scoring opportunities through individual efforts.

They were absolutely solid in front of goal.

Style of play: City often held possession on Crystal Palace's half, attacked through the middle and favored short passes.

Crystal palace outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Wayne Hennessey (5.69). Defender - Timothy Fosu-Mensah (6.20), Mamadou Sakho (5.50), Scott Dann (5.68), Patrick van Aanholt (6.71).

Midfielder - Yohan Cabaye (6.29), Luka Milivojevic (6.16), Andros Townsend (6.38), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (6.28), Jeffrey Schlupp (5.88). Forward - Christian Benteke (6.38). Used substitutes - Bakary Sako (5.65), Jason Puncheon (5.76).

Team's strength and weakness: Roy Hodgson's side frequently lost possession and made no significant attempts throughout the match.

Style of play: Crystal Palace favored long shots.

Man of the Match

Leroy Sané was outstanding in the game. He broke the deadlocked and went on to provide two assists that saw City outran Crystal Palace. Overall, Sané completed sixty-six touches.

Week 7 fixtures for both clubs

Manchester City will hit the road to take on Chelsea on September 30 at Stamford Bridge, an encounter that promises to be the star match of Week 7. The same day, fumbling Crystal Palace faces Manchester United at Old Trafford.