West Bromwich Albion 0-5 Manchester City: Baggies player ratings 
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Manchester City cruised to victory with a 5-0 thumping over struggling West Bromwich Albion.

Pep Guardiola’s side move to the top of the Premier League table and have now won 11 games in a row. The Baggies remain in the relegation zone and look in real trouble this season after another comprehensive loss at home.

Here are the player ratings from The Hawthorns:

Defence:

Sam Johnstone 5/10

The goalkeeper made a superb early save to deny Foden but that was all he could get his hands on. He had little to no chance in saving each goal with sky blue shirts flooding his penalty area.

Darnell Furlong 4/10

Furlong was prone to a mistake early on, allowing Foden a lot of space to work in. He would then have to cope with Ferran Torres but he struggled to keep up with the lightning-quick wingers.

Semi Ajayi 5/10

The usually dominant centre-back struggled to keep up with the pace of the game, with constant movement and liquid passing making it hard to make use of his strengths.

Dara O’Shea 6/10

O’Shea performed the best out of the defenders, putting in some key flicks and blocks that prevented further goals. But similarly to the others, he failed to cope with Manchester City.

Kieran Gibbs 4/10

Sterling’s pace was too much for Gibbs in the first half and he then lost Mahrez at the back post, leading to the fourth goal of the game in first-half stoppage time.

Midfield:

Robert Snodgrass 4/10

Snodgrass hardly got a touch during the game and found himself isolated out wide.

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Jake Livermore 4/10

Livermore was strong in the middle, however, he failed to mark the edge of the box where two of the goals came from. He also lacked creativity in midfield. 

Romaine Sawyers 3/10

Sawyers tried to dictate but struggled to get through City's midfield. He was at fault for the third goal, dithering on the ball on the edge of his own box and losing out to Ilkay Gundogan

Karlan Grant 4/10

Similar to Snodgrass, Grant barely touched the ball and was isolated out wide. He was then moved upfront in the second half but he still failed to make an impact.

Attack:

Matheus Pereira 4/10

The Brazilian was caught ball watching in the middle of the pitch which then led to the opening goal. He failed to make an impact on the game and struggled to get into his usual creative flow.

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Callum Robinson 4/10

Robinson spent his time on the pitch chasing for the ball as City dominated. He was then subbed at half time in what seemed like a damage limitation change from Sam Allardyce, bringing on Kyle Bartley.

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