Man City drop points in West Brom draw

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Ruben Dias’ own goal was the first goal Manchester City had conceded in all competitions in 608 minutes

Relegation-threatened West Brom picked up their first ever point at Etihad Stadium as goalkeeper Sam Johnstone made two point-blank stoppage-time saves to deny Manchester City victory.

City seemed on course for their customary home win against Albion when Ilkay Gundogan applied a first-time finish to Raheem Sterling’s cutback after half an hour.

But the midfielder’s first goal in 22 games was cancelled out before half-time when a volley on the turn from Semi Ajayi, which appeared to be going wide, deflected off Ruben Dias and wrong-footed City keeper Ederson two minutes before the break.

It was the first goal City had conceded in 608 minutes and was followed by a valiant backs-to-the-wall effort from Slaven Bilic’s visitors, who defended heroically.

But it would all have counted for nothing without the efforts of Johnstone, who first denied Gundogan, then Sterling in a frenetic finale.

West Brom will take great confidence from the result, even though they remain second from bottom of the Premier League.

However, for City, it was definitely two points they did not expect to drop – leaving them sixth, five points off the top of the table.

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Manchester City

  1. Squad number2Player nameWalker
  2. Squad number10Player nameAgüero

West Bromwich Albion

  1. Squad number1Player nameJohnstone

  2. Squad number2Player nameFurlong

  3. Squad number6Player nameAjayi

  4. Squad number27Player nameO’Shea

  5. Squad number3Player nameGibbs

  6. Squad number19Player nameSawyers

  7. Squad number10Player namePhillips

  8. Squad number8Player nameLivermore

  9. Squad number18Player nameGallagher

  10. Squad number11Player nameDiangana

  11. Squad number29Player nameGrant

  1. Squad number15Player nameAustin

  2. Squad number17Player nameKrovinovic

  3. Squad number22Player namePeltier

Line-ups

Man City

  • 31Ederson
  • 27CanceloBooked at 45mins
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 6AkéBooked at 90mins
  • 22MendySubstituted forWalkerat 75′minutes
  • 16Rodri
  • 8Gündogan
  • 7Sterling
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 47FodenSubstituted forAgüeroat 76′minutes
  • 9Gabriel Jesus

Substitutes

  • 2Walker
  • 10Agüero
  • 13Steffen
  • 14Laporte
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 21Torres
  • 26Mahrez

West Brom

  • 1Johnstone
  • 2Furlong
  • 6Ajayi
  • 27O’Shea
  • 3Gibbs
  • 19SawyersBooked at 90mins
  • 10PhillipsSubstituted forPeltierat 87′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8LivermoreSubstituted forKrovinovicat 80′minutes
  • 18GallagherBooked at 40mins
  • 11Diangana
  • 29GrantSubstituted forAustinat 70′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Robinson
  • 13Grosicki
  • 15Austin
  • 17Krovinovic
  • 20Ivanovic
  • 22Peltier
  • 25Button

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