Manchester City walked to a 3-0 victory against West Brom at the Hawthorns
Manchester City sent a signal of intent to their rivals by easing past The Baggies last night.
City manager Manuel Pellegrini has just signed a new contract and made a brilliant start to the new Premier League season taking all three points against Tony Pulis’ side.
A first-half brace from Yaya Toure and a late header from Vincent Kompany ensured victory for City which leaves them top of the table after the opening round of matches.
City finished eight points behind Chelsea last season and so taking maximum points after the first match was crucial to mounting a serious challenge this year.
What did we learn though from City’s 3-0 victory against West Brom?
SillySeason pick out their five things learnt from the shock defeat.
5) Yaya Toure has still got it
There was a lot of speculation that the Ivorian would leave the Etihad this summer, however last night’s performance shows the 32-year-old still has plenty to offer.
The former Barcelona man showed so much energy in the middle of the park and reminded fans just how important a figure he is.
West Brom were pulled apart by his intricate passing and the pressure was all in the opposition half as Toure only gave the ball away once in the first half.
An excellent performance for City and despite coming off late with an injury last night, he will be integral in their campaign to reclaim the Premier League.