Manchester City back to their best

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The bluest of moons shadowed over the Hawthorns on Monday night as Manchester City outclassed West Brom to a 3-0 win.

Goals from David Silva, Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany set the blues on towards a fantastic kick start to the new campaign.

A routine win? Definitely not. Although it is too early in the season to discuss league positions, Manuel Pellegrini's men took to the Hawthorns like fish to water and have shown real title intent.


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Straight from the off, City looked sharp, with slick one twos and accurate passing around the West Brom midfield.

It took only ten minutes for City to take the lead, after some neat play down the right hand.

Yaya Toure placed a curling shot on the edge on the penalty area which deflected off David Silva for the opener - with Boaz Myhill left stranded and wrong footed.

After some great passing and link up play around the centre of midfield from City - the ball was passed forward and held up by Wilfried Bony who then set Toure up for a thunder strike into the top right corner.

West Brom flooded the midfield in the second-half and replaced debutant James McLean with a more defensive Claudio Yacob.

The change sparked West Brom into life and made City work more for their dominance, but the points were all but going to Manchester after Vincent Kompany leapt to a near post corner and headed the blues to a 3-0 lead.

The Citizens would go on to win the game comfortably, with their defensive passion as well as attacking prowess being a signal of intent from the blues on the opening day.

West Brom fans shouldn't feel disheartened, though, after a Berahino goal that was ruled offside and many half chances, they performed admirably despite the score line.

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