Manchester City missed the chance to close the gap on leaders Tottenham with Pep Guardiola’s side dropping more points in a frustrating home draw with struggling West Brom After the dull Manchester derby of Saturday, People were looking to come back, and they finally broke down the stubborn visitors with 30 minutes on the clock, with Ilkay Gundogan lashing home Raheem Sterling’s cut-back.
West Brom had spurned a wonderful opportunity when Karlan Grant fired weakly at Ederson from a great position in the eighth minute, but the men of Slaven Bilic restored parity against the run of play on the half-time stroke when the shot of Semi Ajayi took a wicked deflection off Ruben Dias and past Ederson. And while the hosts bossed ownership and generated possibilities, it was a familiar tale for City, as they tried to make their dominance count.
Sergio Aguero was added from the bench as he started his recovery from injury, however his wait for a first Premier League goal continued since January, while Gabriel Jesus endured another frustrating night at seven without a goal.
The city lost strength until a late flurry saw Sam Johnstone make late genius saves from Gundogan and Sterling and was forced into multiple shots from a distance.
The draw pushes Man City to sixth, five points behind Tottenham, while West Brom is still 19th.