City run riot, scoring 5 without reply at The Hawthorns

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Technical card:
West Bromwich Albion: Sam Johnstone, Darnell Furlong, Semi Ajayi, Dara O’Shea, Kieran Gibbs, Robert Snodgrass (Matt Phillips, min.59), Romaine Sawyers, Jake Livermore, Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Hal Robson-Kanu, min.64), Callum Robinson (Kyle Bartley, min.46) and Matheus Pereira
Manchester City: Ederson, Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Olexandr Zinchenko, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan (Aymeric Laporte, min.52), Bernardo Silva (Gabriel Jesus, min.61), Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden (Ferran Torres, min.52)
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Goals: Ilkay Gundogan (0-1, min. 6), Joao Cancelo (0-2, min. 20), Ilkay Gundogan (0-3, min. 30), Riyad Mahrez (0-4, min. 45) and Raheem Sterling (0-5, min. 57)

City beat Albion with a thumping 5-0 victory on Tuesday at The Hawthorns. Both teams arrived at the challenge after previous wins. West Bromwich Albion were looking to pick up points, following a 3-2 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Manchester City were coming from consecutive wins against Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion. As the table looks today, West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City currently occupy 19th and 1st spots in the league, with 11 points and 41 points respectively after 20 matches.

Manchester City started the game well, with Ilkay Gundogan opening the rout in the early minutes of the first 45 minutes. Later, Manchester City scored again thanks to a goal from Joao Cancelo, 20 minutes in to establish the 2-0. Later, Manchester City scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a new goal from Ilkay Gundogan, scoring his second goal to make it 3-0. Later, Manchester City scored again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Riyad Mahrez in the 45th minute just before half-time, to take a 4-0 lead into half time.

Manchester City continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, with Raheem Sterling opening the scoring, 57 minutes in. The game ended with a 5-0 victory for Manchester City.

Both managers made full use of their substitutions. For Albion, Kyle Bartley, Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu came on for Callum Robinson, Robert Snodgrass and Karlan Ahearne-Grant, while City brought on Aymeric Laporte, Ferran Torres and Gabriel Jesus to replace Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva.

The referee booked Hal Robson-Kanu and Dara O’Shea for West Bromwich Albion.

Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion will next play at home to Sheffield United and Fulham respectively.

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