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West Brom 2 Man City 3: Goals from Leroy Sane, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling earn eighth straight win for the Citizens

MANCHESTER CITY claimed their eighth Premier League win in a row after narrowly beating West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns.

Despite Matt Phillips pulling a goal back in injury time, the Citizens moved five points clear at the op after goals from Leroy Sane, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling.

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane opened the scoring early on at the Hawthorns
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The German international celebrates after netting his sixth Premier League goal of the season
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Pep Gaurdiola’s men got off to the perfect start after Sane fired the Eastlands outfit in front in the tenth minute – striking low into the bottom corner.

But just three minutes later, baggies striker Jay Rodriguez equalised, out-muscling John Stones to slot low under Ederson.

Brazilian midfielder Fernadinho then got his side back into the lead in the 15th minute, as his deflected attempt clipped the defender and into the back of the net.

Raheem Sterling then netted his ninth goal of the campaign in the second half as he tapped home from close range.


West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez equalised shortly for Tony Pulis’ Baggies side
The ex-Southampton man celebrates with his team-mates after getting his club back on level terms
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David Silva found Kyle Walker down the right flank, and the right-back delivered a pinpoint cross for his England compatriot.

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The Citizens celebrate after Brazilian midfielder Fernandino put Man City back in front
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Raheem Sterling netted his ninth goal of the season after tapping home against West Brom
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Kevin De Bruyne celebrates with Fernandinho at the Hawthorns
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  • West Brom have lost 15 out of their last 16 Premier League matches against Manchester City – losing their last 12 games.
  • Leroy Sane has scored six goals and registered five assists in his last seven top-flight appearances.

    There were just 4 minutes and 56 seconds between Man City scoring first, WBA equalising and City restoring their lead.

  • Raheem Sterling has netted nine goals already this season – seven in the Premier League – and is City’s top scorer.
  • Non defender has recorded more assists than Kyle Walker since the start of last season – nine.
  • Pep Guardiola’s side have now won eight consecutive matches in the top-flight.
  • The Baggies have only scored eight goals in the Premier League this season.


Gabriel Jesus has now played 35 consecutive competitive games for club & country without losing:

27 wins
8 draws

364 days without defeat. pic.twitter.com/sv8poQejiL

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 28, 2017

28 – @ManCity have made the best ever start to a @premierleague season after 10 games, collecting 28 points (W9 D1) with a GD of +29. Slick. pic.twitter.com/L0am2wglzo

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 28, 2017

29th October 2016: Santos 1-0 Palmeiras 🇧🇷

*Gabriel Jesus goes 34 games unbeaten*

28th October 2017: West Brom 2-3 Man City 🔵pic.twitter.com/8aHPIZZpE6

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 28, 2017