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Man City ease past Crystal Palace in FA Cup

Man City's Leroy Sane celebrates his goal. Credit: PA

Manchester City eased into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win at Crystal Palace that showed why their hosts are at such risk of relegation.

City's erratic Premier League form has given many the confidence to challenge them but they convincingly outplayed Palace at Selhurst Park, where fine goals from Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Yaya Toure secured victory.

Defeat leaves Palace with only survival to concentrate on - perhaps exactly what they need in the circumstances - but came with the latest reminder of how desperately they need to improve.

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Crystal Palace agree fee for Sunderland defender

Patrick van Aanholt is set for Selhurst Park. Credit: PA

Sunderland have agreed a fee which could eventually rise to £14million for defender Patrick van Aanholt with Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

The Eagles have been given permission to speak to the 26-year-old Dutchman, who had submitted a transfer request, and he will now travel to London in a bid to push through his move.

Black Cats chief executive Martin Bain said: "If a player openly states he does not want to play for our club, then it is clear that we have a decision to make. In this instance and in regard to this particular player, we have done what we feel is right for Sunderland, which will always be our priority."

Palace boss Sam Allardyce confirmed the Dutchman was undergoing a medical on Friday morning.

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