Manchester City 3 – 0 West Bromwich Albion [Premier League] Highlights 2017/18
Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to 15 points but Pep Guardiola left the 3-0 win over West Brom with injury fears over David Silva.
Fernandinho collected his third goal of the season on the end of Kevin De Bruyne’s inch-perfect pass in the 19th minute but City’s other playmaker – the ever-influential Silva – hobbled off late in the first half with an apparent hip problem.
De Bruyne crowned another sublime individual performance by crafting and finishing City’s second and 100th of the season in all competitions, with Sergio Aguero adding his 24th of the collective haul as closest challengers Manchester United slumped to a 2-0 loss at Tottenham.
Their tilts for cups at home and in Europe could endure significant repercussions, however, if Silva’s absence is comparable to Leroy Sane’s ankle ligament damage that is set to keep the Germany winger sidelined for up to seven weeks.
City’s failure to agree a fee with Leicester City for Riyad Mahrez on deadline day meant Aymeric Laporte’s status as the club’s record signing would not be short-lived and the centre-back turned in a classy performance under minimal stress from the Premier League’s bottom side.