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West Brom were not level for long. Sane found Fernandinho and his deflected effort went in off a post on 15 minutes. Sterling doubled the lead, finishing a cross from Kyle Walker on 64 minutes, before Matt Phillips netted a late consolation. The result means City have 28 points and a goal difference of +29, beating the ... Click to Play!
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Premier League match Man City vs W Brom (31 Jan 2018).. Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion; 8:00pm Wednesday 31st January; Etihad Stadium (Att: 53241). Manchester City moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League after cruising to a 3-0 victory over basement-club West Brom.
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Pep Guardiola has backed his new signing Aymeric Laporte to be ready to play ahead of Manchester City's game against West Brom at the Etihad.
Premier League Match Report for Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion on January 31, 2018, includes all goals and incidents. Have your say on the game in the comments.
Match report: Manchester City 3-0 West Brom. Jamie Jackson, the Guardian's man in the Kappa tracksuit and Reni hat on the Manchester beat, was at the Etihad to see City stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League to 15 points.
Manchester City opened up a fifteen point gap in the Premier League with victory over West Brom.
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Kevin De Bruyne was again the inspiration as Manchester City opened up a 15-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over West Brom.
Man City vs West Brom LIVE SCORE: Fernandinho nets as Pep Guardiola's side look to extend lead at top – latest updates. The Baggies will be aiming to cause another upset when they travel to the Eithad Stadium following their FA Cup win over Liverpool. Live Blog. By SunSport Reporters. 31st January.
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Man City vs West Brom: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Preview, Score Prediction - Bitter and BlueThe match starts at 21:00 on 31 January 2018.
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FULL TIME And that's that!
Goals from Fernandinho, De Bruyne and Aguero are enough for Pep Guardiola's men.
Manchester City extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 15 points.
West Brom register their first shot on target!
Philips is released on the left-side of the penalty area and forces Ederson into a good save from a tight angle.
Man City 3-0 West Brom Aguero, 89 Game, set and match!
Sterling shows terrific pace and power to get away from Hegazi in the middle of the pitch, he plays through Aguero who, cool as you like, dinks the ball over Foster.
Sturridge times his run perfectly to run onto a through-pass, but he can only find the side-netting.
No debut goal for the West Brom loan star then.
Pep Guardiola is furious; he clearly feels Madley should have shown a straight to Philips for a nasty foul on Diaz.
Instead the referee only produces a yellow card.
It was late, high and dangerous; and the City boss has a good case for complaint.
And from West Brom's corner, City almost extend their lead with a lightening quick counter-attack.
Sterling leads the charge, he finds Diaz whose shot is saved by Foster and Bernardo Silva finds only the side-netting from the follow-up.
After 82 minutes, West Brom win their first corner of the game!
The Baggies normally present a threat on set-pieces but this time it's delivered straight into the arms of Ederson.
Into the final 10 minutes and City are cruising.
As it stands, they will extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 15 points.
Diaz is immediately involved as he bamboozles his marker on the left side of the penalty area before delivering a dangerous cross into the box.
Foster punches clear, but only as far as Walker whose first-time effort drifts narrowly over.
With an assist and a goal to his name, De Bruyne goes off to a rousing reception.
Brahim Diaz takes his place.
That is Rondon's last action of the night as he is replaced by Daniel Sturridge who comes on for his West Brom debut.
Yellow card Salomón Rondón West Bromwich Albion Today Yellow Cards 1 Fouls 1 Fouls against 2 Free Kicks 1 And now Rondon goes into the book for kicking out at new boy Laporte.
Frustration is beginning to get the better of the Baggies and Pardew needs to be careful his players don't lose their discipline in the last 15 minutes.
De Bruyne tries to chip Foster from all of 50 yards but the West Brom goalkeeper manages to tip it over the bar!
McClean was booked for trying to hack down De Bruyne in the build-up to the goal but Guardiola is furious; he felt the Irishman should have walked for that challenge.
Man City 2-0 West Brom De Bruyne, 68 After spurning a couple of chances in the first period, De Bruyne finally gets on the scoresheet!
It's a lovely team move started and finished by the Belgian.
He surges forward, stays on his feet despite pressure from McClean before playing a beautifully weighted pass to Sterling.
The Englishman looks up, squares the ball back to De Bruyne who taps into a gaping net.
City play a short corner and work the ball to Zinchenko who tries his luck from the edge of the box but drills his daisy-cutter wide of Foster's right-hand post.
Bernardo Silva finds a pocket of space on the edge of the penalty and opens his body up to release a shot.
He tries to find the top corner with a curled effort but Foster gets across to make a strong one-handed stop to push it wide.
Nyom was a couple of seconds late on Walker so you can understand Pep's frustrations.
Walker requires treatment but should be OK.
Walker delivers a cross but is caught by Nyom on the follow-through and is in some pain.
Bizarrely, Bobby Madley doesn't give City the free-kick which angers Pep Guardiola greatly.
The score is still 1-0, with almost an hour on the clock.
As it stands, the visitors are very much still in this tie, despite the fact they haven't even registered a shot on goal.
Pardew is in deep discussion with Sturridge which suggests the England international will be coming on for his West Brom debut very soon.
West Brom are preparing their first change, but it's not Daniel Sturridge who is warming up - instead Matty Philips is coming on.
Aguero receives the ball inside the West Brom penalty area.
His first touch almost lets him down but he improvises by pulling off a cheeky back-heel shot but Foster saves with his feet.
A break in result man city vs west brom allows Sterling to run over to his manager who gives the Englishman a hug after his horrendous miss a couple of minutes ago.
Oh my, Sterling misses a sitter!
City work the ball forward in some style, with Gundogan skipping away from a challenge in the centre before spreading the ball wide to Sterling.
The Englishman sells his marker a dummy, cuts onto his right foot before blazing his shot miles over the bar.
HALF TIME The referee click for the end of the first half and City go in at the break one goal to the good.
Fernandino's 19th minute strike is the difference.
I think it's fair to say that Alan Pardew will be pleased his side are only a goal down as we approach half-time.
West Brom have yet to touch the ball in the City penalty area and have not yet registered a shot on goal.
There are fresh concerns over David Silva who still looks in a lot of pain.
He may be forced off here.
West Brom concede possession inside their own half.
Sterling surges forward and tees up De Bruyne for a shot.
The Belgian has time to pick his spot but is denied by Foster who makes a good reaction save.
David Silva is strapped up and returns to the action.
Meanwhile, Gareth Barry replaces Krychowiask who hurt himself a few minutes ago after that challenge on Fernandinho.
Now there is a concern for David Silva who goes to the ground in some discomfort and play is stopped so the Spaniard can receive some attention.
West Brom clear Sterling's cross only as far as De Bruyne on the edge of the box.
The Belgian curls a powerful effort at goal but it's inches too high.
Looks like Foster may have got a slight touch on the ball, and if he did what a stop!
Goal-kick is awarded to the visitors.
The Brazilian is back on the pitch but walking quite gingerly.
Elsewhere, Tottenham have doubled their lead at Wembley where they are now winning 2-0 against Manchester United.
A Phil Jones own-goal.
Aguero drops deep to receive the ball and slides through De Bruyne who ought to make it 2-0.
However, the Belgian tries to beat Foster at the near post but the West Brom goalkeeper manages to make the save.
A tame effort, should have scored.
David Silva's cross is dealt with by the West Brom defence as they clear, but almost immediately City are back on the attack.
Leicester, having to do result man city vs west brom City-target Mahrez, are trailing 2-0 to Everton with Theo Walcott scoring both goals.
Free-flowing City almost double their advantage.
Sterling picks out David Silva, he looks for Aguero with a squared pass but the Argentine can't quite get on the end of it.
It's a long way back for West Brom from here.
Manchester City have won 12 Premier League games in a row against the Baggies since a goalless away draw on Boxing Day 2011.
Man City 1-0 West Brom Fernandinho, 19 There's the breakthrough!
De Bruyne who else?
West Brom have been pinned back inside their own half since the first whistle; there is simply no way out for the visitors at the moment.
City yet to make their dominance count though.
Bernardo Silva has been extremely lively thus far.
He gets to the by-line and delivers a cross towards Aguero but West Brom defend well.
De Bruyne has the ball out wide, but instead of crossing he tries to catch Foster out at his near post with a cheeky shot.
Foster gets across to parry it away from goal.
Krychowiak clashes heads result man city vs west brom De Bruyne with the City midfielder coming out the worst.
He's fine though and play continues.
City spread the ball wide to Walker who forces a corner.
De Bruyne drills it low and hard but West Brom clear at their near post.
Bernardo Silva drives to the by-line but has little support in the box, so looks for a pass backwards.
He misplaces his pass to De Bruyne and West Brom win back possession, NO PENALTY!
Silva goes down under a challenge from Dawson inside the box.
You've seen them given.
Walker delivers a deep and dangerous cross to the back post but Foster is off his line confidently to punch the ball clear.
It's all City, as you would expect.
Unbelievable scenes at Wembley where Christian Eriksen has scored a goal after 10 seconds to give Tottenham the lead over Manchester United.
Silva shoots but he can't quite clip the ball over the West Brom wall and it strikes Hegazi.
The visitors survive for now.
Aguero is hauled down by Krychowiak, around 25 yards from goal and the referee awards the free-kick.
Silva is over the ball.
Sterling plays a neat one-two with De Bruyne on the left channel, he drives to the by-line, tries to poke a pass back to Aguero but Foster is alert to the danger and smothers the ball.
The players are making their way out onto the pitch and that means we are almost set for kick-off.
How do you see this one going?
Will City prove too strong for the Baggies or have Pardew's side got a trick up their sleeve?
Manchester City have equalled the best record by any club after 24 matches of an English top-flight season.
Tottenham also won 21 and lost just one of their first 24 games in 1960-61; they won their 25th fixture.
West Brom have won only one of their last 22 league fixtures but come into this tie in high spirits after knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup at the weekend.
Alan Pardew's side, currently bottom of the Premier League, have lost only once in the last five games and will be boosted by the addition of Daniel Sturridge.
Is the great escape on?
Riyad Mahrez is desperate to join City, it seems, but at the moment it looks increasingly unlikely the deal will happen.
West Brom manager Alan Pardew on loanee Daniel Sturridge: "You would have to put him in the same category as Harry Kane.
That's understandable that he is probably ahead of Daniel.
We spend it on six players.
When you want to compete at the highest level, you need to spend.
It is what it is.
We accept criticism but what matters is our signings perform well and fit in at this club.
It has been reported Arsene Wenger's club made a late bid for the Northern Ireland international but it was subsequently turned down.
Meanwhile, Daniel Sturridge, who signed for the Baggies on loan from Liverpool this week, is on the bench.
LAPORTE STARTS FOR MAN CITY Aymeric Laporte will make his Manchester City debut tonight.
The club's record signing, signed from Athletic Bilbao earlier this week, partners Nicolas Otamendi in defence.
John Stones misses out through illness.
The usual suspects feature in attack including Aguero, De Bruyne, David Silva and Sterling.
WEST BROM TEAM NEWS Starting XI: Foster, Nyom, McAuley, Dawson, Field, Yacob, Hegazi, Krychowiak, McClean, Rondon, Rodriguez.
Subs: Myhill, Philips, Brunt, Sturridge, Burke, Barry, Harper.
MAN CITY TEAM NEWS Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Silva, Bernardo, De Bruyne, Sterling, Agüero.
Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Kompany, Gündogan, Adarabioyo, Yaya Touré, Diaz.
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