Etihad Stadium side collect three point haul from visit of lowly Eagles.
Man City eased to victory over Crystal Palace despite the lack of a recognised striker to lead their attack against the Eagles.
After an even first half the home side went ahead through David Silva, the Spaniard’s effort deflecting off Scott Dann past Julian Speroni.
Just after the hour Silva netted his second from a Aleksandar Kolarov cross.
With ten minutes left sub Frank Lampard found Yay Toure and the Ivory Coast powerhouse thrashed home City’s third to leave them level with leaders Chelsea.