Manchester City continued their dominant run in the Premier League with an easy 3-0 win against West Bromwich Albion. The Blues didn’t need to play their best to have a routine victory against the worst team in the league, and Pep Guardiola and his men are now 15 points clear at the top of the table with 13 matches to go. The title gets closer and closer.
The first 45 minutes were completely dominated by the Blues, who had all of the possession and did a very good job with it, moving the ball well and creating a number of good chances. Fernandinho opened the scoring after just 20 minutes, and it looked like the Blues were in for an easy night.
But they failed to convert the other great chances, including two from Sergio Agüero and another from Kevin De Bruyne who was one-on-one with Ben Foster but couldn’t find the back of the net. West Brom created literally nothing throughout the half, but they still had a reasonable chance to get a result at halftime.
City needed more goals to finish the job in the second half. Would they get it?
The Blues had a number of chances early in the second half to score another goal, but they just could not find it. West Brom realized they had a realistic chance to score an equalizer and began to went forward, but they opened themselves to the counter attack and City took advantage: Kevin De Bruyne went on a giant break, gave the ball to Raheem Sterling and got it back to score the second with 20 minutes left.
West Brom seemed to give up on the game and began to just make horrible challenges one after the other trying to hurt City players and continued to get away with it. The Blues didn’t respond with violence and instead scored again, with Sergio Agüero chipping Foster to make it 3-0 at the end of the game.
This team is great, and despite a clear effort from other teams to hurt City players they continue to be great.
City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne (Brahim), Fernandinho, Silva (Gundogan); Bernardo, Agüero, Sterling
Goals: Fernandinho (19’), De Bruyne (68’), Agüero (89’)
West Brom: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Hegazi, Nyom; Field (Phillips), Krychowiak (Barry), Yacob, McClean; Rondón (Sturridge), Rodriguez