Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City took on West Brom in a bid to end their winless streak at Hawthorns on Saturday and they were in rampant form scoring twice in first half. First goal came inside 20 minutes when Aguero scored with a low hard finish at the far post and they doubled their lead midway through first half thanks to Aguero’s second of the day. Watch match highlights of the game here.
West Bromwhich Albion 0-3 Manchester City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
19′ 0 – 1 Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in 19th minute with a nicely taken goal after Gungogan had played him through.
28′ 0 – 2 Sergio Aguero was at it again with a superb finish from the edge of the box into the top right corner.
79′ 0 – 3 Ilkay Guendogan
90′ 0 – 4 Ilkay Guendogan
Match Highlights (English)
The full match highlights and goals videos from Saturday’s West Brom vs Man City premier league game will be available just after the full time whistle.
West Bromwhich Albion has won 1 of the 4 league games at home and they will be hoping to exploit City’s winless streak and pose all kind of problems with their typical direct football. Having said that, City has won all of the previous 9 meetings between the two and it will be a exciting game where Guardiola will be hoping to turn things around and keep the pace at top of the table.
Team News & Lineups: West Brom will start with Rondon upfront with a packed midfield of Brunt, Philips, Gardner, Chadli and Fletcher. Nyom, Dawson, Evans and McAuley to start in back four. City on the other hand will welcome back most of their regulars in starting lineup after Guardiola made 8 changes for a game against United during the midweek. Aguero to start upfront while Silva, Sterling and Sane to play in attacking roles with Fernandinho and Gundogan to play in central midfield.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday.
Although City have gone 6 games without a win, their performances have not been that bad. They still dominate games but lack cutting edge in the final third. But with Aguero starting upfront with a point to prove and pace of Sterling and Sane will surely be too much for West Brom who are likely to setup deep and hope to catch City on counter attacks. I am going with a comfortable City win with possible early goals in the cards.