West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

With the victory over the Hawthorns Pep Guardiola's men are now top of the Premier League after 19 games with Manchester United trailed by just a point.

This helped City go on top of the Premier League table, now one point ahead of Manchester United.

For the second week running City were the beneficiaries of a contentious offside call but there can be no doubt that they would have routed the hosts regardless.

Later on, Joao Cancelo scored in the 20th minute before Gundogan added his second of the game.

And Raheem Sterling added a brilliant fifth on 57 minutes when Rodri picked out Mahrez, who in turn found Sterling's clever run with an exquisite first-time cross on the half volley - a goal of such quality that even Pep Guardiola couldn't hide his delight on the City bench.

Make it seven straight wins in the league-and 11 in all competitions-for City in an ominous run of results.

"I know all the predictions are who will be champions, how many points, how many games and you always look far away and that doesn't work in this world", he said.

"I'm in a bit more of an offensive role, if I get the chance close to the box I try to make the right decisions".

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Ilkay Gundogan opened the floodgates by curling home from the edge of the box before Cancelo's controversial strike doubled City's lead.

However, the appointment of Sam Allardyce has so far done little to boost West Brom's chances of survival as they remain second from bottom, six points off safety.

"The best when you finish a good performance against Aston Villa is to focus on Cheltenham not West Bromwich, and now it is not about Sheffield United or Burnley but West Bromwich".

West Ham's impressive season continued with a 3-2 win away to Crystal Palace, thanks to two goals from Tomas Soucek in the ninth and 25th minutes to overturn Wilfred Zaha's third minute opener for the home side.

The Czech Republic global is proving a solid source of goals for West Ham, having scored seven times in his last 13 league matches.

Arsenal came back from conceding an early goal to avenge last weekend's FA Cup defeat to Southampton with a 3-1 win at St Mary's.

Jack Harrison fired the victor for Leeds on the hour mark after Miguel Almiron had cancelled out Raphinha's opener to condemn the Magpies to yet another loss under Bruce's stewardship.

"This league is demanding and cruel at times", said a beleaguered Bruce.

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