Man City dominates West Brom
Manchester City strolled to a 3-1 victory over West Brom at the Etihad, enjoying over 70 percent of possession in a one-sided encounter.
The hosts dominated the first half completely, but West Brom had succeeded in frustrating Man City until a 27th-minute Sergio Aguero flick sent Kevin de Bruyne into the box on the left, and the Belgian crossed low for Gabriel Jesus to tap into an empty net.
Just two minutes later, the lead was doubled when Jesus poked a pass along the edge of the box for De Bruyne, who found the corner of the net with a superb 20-yard half-volley.
The Baggies could summon only a pair of tame efforts by Nacer Chadli and Salomon Rondon from outside the box, Willy Caballero saving with ease on each occasion. The second half saw a Rondon header that bounced harmlessly wide.
City created chance after chance, with De Bruyne, Aguero and Leroy Sane missing some gilt-edged opportunities before Yaya Toure sealed the victory in the 57th minute. He played a one-two with Aguero before sliding the ball under the onrushing Ben Foster.
Pablo Zabaleta was feted by the crowd after coming on for his final appearance at the Etihad, but West Brom spoiled the party somewhat with a late and undeserved consolation. Allan Nyom seized on a weak clearance and crossed low for substitute Hal Robson-Kanu to finish from close range.
Updated May 16, 2017