Manchester City demolished West Bromwich Albion 5-0 to go top of the Premier League.

Manchester City men moved a point ahead of local rivals Manchester United at the top of the table.

Pep Guardiola’s team are set to stay significantly involved in this title race. Liverpool and City have battled for Premier League supremacy over the past three seasons.

Ilkay Gundogan continued his inspired run in front of goal with two excellent strikes, Joao Cancelo scored while an offside flag was raised and several players seemed to stop, and Riyad Mahrez powered in a fourth before the break.

Raheem Sterling got in on the act in the second half as City ended a day on top of the table for the first time this season.

“It was a good performance, good results in the game. We tried to put the players in the best condition, be humble enough and concentrate enough to do what we have to do and respect our opponents.

Pep Guardiola spoke to BBC said ”We are at the end fighting because football is difficult. Everyone is solid and in this situation and this month we have the commitment and it’s so good.
“The way we play, everyone is involved in the attack and the play and create chances and try to score chances – it doesn’t matter, it is important to arrive in the box and create chances.
“One or two days off and then prepare for Sheffield United. It’s the only way I know to be a manager – just think about Sheffield.”

Manchester City have the best goal difference and they will be overtaken if Manchester United beat Sheffield United on Wednesday.

City are seven points clear of the ailing champions Liverpool. With Sheffield United and Burnley next for City before a visit to Anfield, Guardiola’s third title at the Etihad looks within his hands.

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