Manchester City Player Ratings vs West Brom: Argies defeat Baggies

Martin Demichelis

How did Manchester City's players fare against West Bromwich Albion tonight? Here are the ratings for Manuel Pellegrini's side...

Joe Hart 7 - wasn't asked to do too much as West Brom didn't exert much pressure on the City goal, but made a couple of key stops and commanded his area well.

Pablo Zabaleta 8 - got the ball rolling with the opening goal just two minutes into the game, but was culpable in West Brom's goal, giving the ball away cheaply in the final third.

Vincent Kompany 8 - dealt with any West Brom attacks well, and was error-free after a couple of shaky displays recently.

Martin Demichelis 8 - combined well with Demichelis in the City defence and also notched the third goal in all-round impressive display.

Gael Clichy 7 - Defended West Brom's goal terribly, but was solid otherwise and got forward well down the City left.

Fernandinho 7 - Kept the ball well and tackled back, working well as the energy in the midfield in the absence of Yaya Toure.

Javi Garcia 7 - Was effective in the air and offered defensive stability from midfield, which City have lacked at times this season.

David Silva 8 - Was his usual silky self in the City attack, always looking to cut open the West Brom defence until he was taken off with a nasty looking ankle injury.

Samir Nasri 7 - Got into good attacking positions but was often wasteful either through the end product or poor decision making, but was a threat throughout.

Sergio Aguero 8 - Made his return from injury and was a livewire throughout, scoring City's second goal with a superb long range strike.

Edin Dzeko 7 - Much like Nasri, Dzeko often got in good positions to score but couldn't find the back of the net. Led the line well and held up play, which was his job alongside Aguero.

Subs:

James Milner 6 - Worked hard as ever, linking up well in the final third just as West Brom had a small spell of pressure.

Aleksandar Kolarov 6 - had just six touches of the ball having been introduced in the 89th minute.

Stevan Jovetic 6 - Lively when he came on, showed great footwork in and around the penalty area as he looks to impress.

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