Having boundless energy is one of the benefits of being young.
Palmer replaced Portugal midfielder Bernado Silva as a 90th-minute substitute.
And he had enough energy to wrap up a stellar day in Premier League 2 against Leicester with a scintillating hat-trick.
The 19-year-old showed why City manager Pep Guardiola had confidence in him, curling up in three fine finishes to give his side a big 5-0 victory.
Palmer explained his decision after a long day, saying that he always knew he wanted to play with his academy teammates.
“So, I thought if I don’t get 30 minutes or something I asked if I could come and play and he said yes, I can come and play.
“I’m doing what I love – I can’t complain. It’s hard to stay focused and maintain energy throughout the day, but other than that I enjoyed it. I just try to entertain and score goals for the fans.” And I do what I do.
“Everybody wants to play the game so when I saw the opportunity to play I thought I might as well come and play and that’s what I did.”
Palmer scored his first senior goal for City against Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup, as well as two goals in three appearances for England Under-21s.
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