Some sharp saves but could do nothing about the City goals.
Took up some good defensive positions and made important interventions to deny City in the final third.
Dumped on his backside by Yaya Toure's power on the second City goal and often looked uncomfortable against City's swift attacks.
Generally solid defensively and looked to get the ball quickly to Puncheon when in possession.
A competent display from the left back but might feel he could have done more to prevent the cross for the opener.
One or two lively dribbles but never really got the better of Zabaleta.
The home side's most dangerous player with his direct dribbling and willingness to shoot. Tested Hart with a powerful low strike early in the second half.
Worked tirelessly in midfield to pressure the City players and used the ball well when in possession.
Tidy passing but found himself overrun at times by City's midfield as the visitors dominated possession.
Pace could have been a threat in behind Demichelis but read the game poorly and lacked the quality to trouble the City defense.
Looked dangerous on a couple of occasions when he was able to turn and run at the City defense but largely on the periphery of the game.
The England goalkeeper didn't have much to do but was alert when called upon.
Struggled on a couple of occasions against Puncheon but a decent display and left foot was a threat at the other end.
Dominant performance from the City captain up against the Palace strikers. Strong and powerful to deny Palace opportunities. Should have scored with a header at the other end.
The Argentine was booked for a clumsy late foul in the first half but otherwise an excellent display. Great anticipation and decision-making.
One loose pass aside, a comfortable afternoon for the center back. Dealt well with the pace and physicality of Jerome and Chamakh.
Some neat and tidy passing from the Frenchman as he drifted off the left and picked up the ball in pockets of space.
Dominated the game and made the difference with moments of pure quality. Lovely cross for the opener and scored the second with a brilliant display of power and pace, followed by a wonderful finish. Looked like he was feeling an injury when substituted in the second half.
Sat in front of the defense to prevent Chamakh from picking up the ball between the lines and provided an effective screen to allow Toure to attack.
Full of energy and constantly on the move as he looked to link up with teammates with quick passing football.
Fine header into the bottom corner in the fourth minute to relax the City supporters. Impressive with his back to goal as he linked City attacks.
Still looked short of match sharpness but some dangerous moments from the striker when he looked to work the ball on to his right foot around the edge of the penalty area.