Raheem Sterling wraps it up for Manchester City despite West Brom rally

This was scruffy by Manchester City’s recent standards, but Pep Guardiola’s team still had too much class for their opponents and duly collected their eighth Premier League win on the trot. Goals from Leroy Sané, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling restored their five-point lead at the top of the table.

Strikes for West Brom by Jay Rodriguez and Matt Phillips briefly introduced some suspense into this contest but ultimately served only as tantalising reminders that City do have vulnerabilities. The question is whether anyone will be able to exploit those often enough this season to prevent City cruising to the title.

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