Manchester City beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Ethihad Stadium in the English Premier League on Saturday. City are looking to keep up in the race for the top four since their chances of winning the title are all but gone. The Citizens had a tough start to the game and struggled to keep up with West Brom.
Stephane Sessegnon scored for the Baggies in the fifth minute from distance with a near post goal. The hero would soon be the villain as Sessegnon’s foul at the other end of the pitch led to a penalty being awarded to City. Sergio Aguero converted the spot kick with a powerful shot into the bottom corner of the net levelling matters.
The score was 1-1 at the break showing how equal the two teams were in the first half in terms of possession and attacking moves. The second stanza was better for City as they showed more of a desire to score. Manuel Pellegrini put matters into his own hands when he brought on two playmakers, Kevin De Bruyne and Yaya Toure, to shake things up.
A goal came for Man City soon after the substitutions through Samir Nasri who scored in the 66th minute on the rebound after an initial shot from Aguero was saved by the goalkeeper. The goal was Nasri’s first in eight months after his last start in the league was in September. The Baggies tried by all means to salvage a point from the match but City held on and took all three points.