Register Login Live

Capital One Cup

Rampant City Thump Palace

Capital One Cup

Result: Manchester City 5-1 Crystal Palace

Date: 28 October 2015

Venue: Etihad

Manchester City secured an emphatic 5-1 win over Crystal Palace to secure their spot in the quarterfinals of the Capital One Cup.

Kevin De Bruyne should have gifted City the lead inside the first five minutes when he was through on goal but the Belgian's effort sailed inches wide of the upright.

Palace were presented with a chance of their own in the 13th minute but Willy Caballero was on hand to deny Yannick Bolasi from six-yards out.

City eventually broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute as Wilfried Bony met Aleksander Kolarov's corner to head home into the far corner.

Manuel Pellegrini's men doubled their advantage just before the halftime break, as Kelechi Iheanacho teed up De Bruyne for the easiest of tap-ins.

The home side continued to search for more goals as the second half got underway but Bony lacked the composure to slot home from 12-yards out.

Wayne Hennesey had to be at his best in the 58th minute, as the Palace goalkeeper pulled off a superb save to deny De Bruyne from close range.

However, City managed to grab their third goal a minute later as De Bruyne turned provider to tee up Iheanacho, who slotted home into the bottom corner.

The visitors could have reduced the deficit in the 63rd minute when Wilfried Zaha teed up Patrick Bamford in the six-yard area, however Eliaquim Mangala popped up with a superb block.

Pellegrini's charges then managed to grab a fourth goal on the night, after they were awarded a penalty, which Yaya Toure stepped up to convert.

Manuel Garcia rounded off the win for the Citizens in stoppage time, after Damien Delaney had bagged a consolation for the visitors in the 89th minute.

 

nextarticle

Liverpool Scrape Past Bournemouth

30 comments

Top 5

Chiefs v Sundowns Postponed For Two Months

144 Dec 12, 2019 12:27 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

20 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

39 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso: If We Benefitted, It’s About Time

185 Dec 12, 2019 10:52 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

39 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Breaking: Pirates Announce New Coach

203 Dec 10, 2019 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

Players With Most MOTM Awards Revealed, CR7 Not In Top 20

17 Dec 13, 2019 12:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mourinho Linked With Shock Signing

9 Dec 09, 2019 06:32 PM in English Premier League

The Top Goalscorers This Season So Far

17 Dec 09, 2019 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Star Leaves Stadium On Crutches

16 Dec 12, 2019 09:18 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Confirm Injuries To Trio, Update On Another

7 Dec 12, 2019 12:58 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

21 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Tade’s Emotional Downs Departure Explained

43 Dec 12, 2019 12:06 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns