Palace's attempt to stop themselves from slipping to a sixth successive defeat was, in the second half anyway, largely pathetic.
Marcus Rashford's best work came with a lot of the tracking back that he had to do, and it was testament to how much his game intelligence has come on that he performed well in this role.
Although both are lethal passers of the ball on their day and to be fair, De Bruyne did set up Silva with two nice passes which led to the assists from Silva.
"He holds high hopes for this group and explained why he refers to them persistently as "#sharkteam" on his Twitter account.
Man City stopper Benjamin Mendy has today revealed his opinion that he has the potential to become the best left-back in the world.
Mendy, a fitness doubt for the midweek Champions League meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk, has yet to lose or draw a match since joining City.
Seriously. The last time we had this was in Los Angeles, and then in Macedonia, and they felt (it).
"If you remember last year City started like a house on fire and then the cold snap comes in". If they want to leave they are going to leave, but he wants to stay. The ability to grind out away wins like that is often more important than the goal-gluts that other title challengers produced over the weekend.
The Brazilian's manager also confirmed that the club were interested in tying down the midfielder to a longer contract, Pep Guardiola clearly impressed by Fernandinho's versatility since his arrival in Manchester.
"I am very happy at City". However, United's interest might send a major wrench flying into their plans. "All of them are going to play".
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