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West Bromwich vs Man City 0:3

Goals Man City:
Yaya Touré 9′, 24′
Kompany 59′

Man City's Yaya Toure and David Silva were both deserving of the man of the match accolade

Yaya Toure inspired Manchester City to a dominant victory at West Brom as £49m summer signing Raheem Sterling made his debut for the visitors.

A Toure shot appeared to take a slight deflection off David Silva before going through defender Craig Dawson's legs and trickling over the line.

City extended their lead when Toure curled a shot into the top corner.

Vincent Kompany headed in a corner as City delivered an early statement of Premier League title intent.



Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany: 

"We have something to prove.

Last season was below what we're used to doing. 

It was a good way to start the first game.

"We came out knowing we had a point to prove. 

If you'd seen the faces in training last week, I knew the team was going to be ready for this game."


Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: 

"It's important to start with a win. 

In the Premier League normally you are going to win or lose the league by one point, so it's important to start strongly."


• Manchester City completed 692 passes in this game - 211 more than any other team on the opening weekend of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

• In each of the last five seasons, the eventual Premier League champions began with a game on a Monday.

• Yaya Toure has scored five goals in his last three Premier League games at The Hawthorns.

• Silva (90) and Fernandinho (89) completed more passes than any other Premier League player on the first weekend of the 2015-16 top flight campaign.

(BBC Radio 5 live's Robbie Savage)

"Manchester City were on a different planet against West Brom and better than any other team after the first weekend of the Premier League. 

West Brom were just beaten by a better team.

Every player in a City shirt performed.



13 Aug 2015
(BBC Sport by Mandeep Sanghera)

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