Man City thrash West Brom to end poor run

Sergio Aguero

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League in emphatic style as victory at West Brom ended Pep Guardiola's worst run in management.

City and boss Guardiola were without a win in six matches in all competitions, but Sergio Aguero flashed in Ilkay Gundogan's through ball to give them the lead.

The Baggies were flat, and Aguero struck again, punishing hesitant defending with a powerful, top-corner finish.

West Brom improved hugely after the break but failed to take their chances before Gundogan twice slotted home - first from Aguero's chip and then after being found by Kevin de Bruyne.

The win means City leapfrog Arsenal, who won 4-1 at Sunderland earlier in the day, into first place in the table with 10 matches played.

More to follow.


West Brom

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