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Man City leaves it late to beat Crystal Palace in Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on September 12, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on September 12, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

LONDON --

Manchester City maintained its perfect start to the season after a 90th-minute goal from Kelechi Iheanacho earned the Premier League leaders a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace Saturday.

Iheanacho's close-range finish, one minute after coming on as a substitute, provided a fifth consecutive win for City.

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Palace, which beat defending champion Chelsea 2-1 just before the international break, looked to have dealt with all the pressure from a City side that was missing David Silva and Raheem Sterling through injury.

City gave a debut to club record signing Kevin de Bruyne from the substitutes' bench after striker Sergio Aguero also left the pitch injured.

Off the pitch, there was a mild altercation between the two managers, with City's Manuel Pellegrini complaining about Alan Pardew coming into his technical area.