At the start of the second-half, it was clear Laura Kaminski’s words would have an effect.
An early chance in the 47th minute came from what many would have assumed would be a floated ball into the box. However, on the left hand side of the box, Blanchard stood over the ball and audaciously beat the keeper with a curling effort to increase the buffer between the two sides.
Just four minutes later, Palace were 4-1 up and cruising thanks to Filbey, who was able to reconcile her own-goal to put Palace three ahead of the visitors.
With Palace cruising, it was Blanchard once again at the heart of another move, and another goal, as this time she latched onto a threaded pass to slot away her second of the game, making it 5-1 to Palace.
Brimming with confidence, it was no surprise that, when Blanchard won a penalty after being taken down in the box just after the hour mark, she had to step up.
Step up she did, sending the ball to the goalkeeper’s right to make it back-to- back home hat-tricks and make it 6-1.
Palace were then in total control and looked intent on scoring more, with Sharpe searching for her second of the game. She prompted a save from the busy London City keeper after cutting in and letting fly.
Palace impressed with their goalscoring, but it was the industry which each player displayed for the duration of the game that was the true joy for the home spectators.
That effort was summed up by Kirsty Reilly late on, who left no stone unturned to make up the yards and track back, preventing a London City effort on goal with a near-perfect tackle.
As the game drew to a close and fourth official indicated 10 minutes of added time Palace were denied a seventh goal. Elise Hughes linked up well with substitute Shauna Guyatt, playing the midfielder through, but she was met with a tackle from London City’s Emma Mukandi, who spared her side further blushes with a great block.
As the full time whistle blew, the 816 fans in attendance – vocal all-game long – could rise to their feet in applause of another valiant Palace effort that saw them remain just a point off the summit of the Championship table, having played a game fewer – and scored a stunning 20 goals in their last four league matches.
Palace: Negri (GK), Gibbons (Cataldo, 77), Filbey (Potter, 81), Everett, Sharpe (Watson, 81), Nolan, Reilly, Hopcroft (Guyatt, 66), Doran (Dennis, 66), Blanchard, Hughes
Subs not used: Lambourne (GK), Johnson, Bailey-Gayle