Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho was brought in the 86th minute for Gabriel Jesus as Manchester City turned on style on Saturday and demolished Crystal Palace 5-0 in their early kickoff Premier League clash.

Despite Sergio Aguero’s absence owing to injury, there was still no starting space for Iheanacho who is being heavily linked with a move away from City in the Summer transfer window.

David Silva got the only goal for City in the first half but Pep Guardiola’s men came smoking in the second half, as they pumped in four more goals against the hapless Palace defence.

Captain fantastic Vincent Kompany led the way in the second half then Kevin de Bruyne made it 3-0, before Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi nailed Palace with two more goals which saw City cruise to victory and boost their top-four hopes.

Manchester City have now climbed up to third place in the Premier League table courtesy the convincing win recorded against Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

Saturday’s result was a fair reflection of City's dominancem as they ended a three-match winless streak in style, with the scoreline being enough for them to leapfrog Liverpool in the table on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Palace, have now lost three league games on the bounce for the first time since January and remain six points clear of the relegation zone.