Easy victory for City
Manchester – Manchester City did not encounter significant obstacles to victory over West Bromwich Albion. Advantage of players since the early minutes facilitate the work of the Citizens.
In the English Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (21/03/2015), West Brom played with 10 players almost throughout the game. They lost Gareth McAuley sent off in the second minute Neil Swarbrick.
Superior number of players, City freely confining West Brom. The dominance of the home side looked in control of the ball that reaches 78 percent.
City also barely stop bombarding against West Brom. There were 43 shots that they release throughout the game and 16 of them on target. But, toughness Boaz Myhill in goal West Brom make City can only make three goals.
City a 2-0 lead until the break through goals from Wilfried Bony and Fernando. In the second half, they scored an additional goal through David Silva. City had won 3-0.
“It was an easy victory for our superior number of players for 89 minutes. Today we defended well and we concentrate properly to prevent them make goals,” said City manager Manuel Pellegrini, told BBC Sport.
McAuley was given a straight red card for violating Bony. However, a red card for him to cause confusion because the first drop Bony is Craig Dawson. After dropped by Dawson outside the penalty box, Bony stood up and took the ball into the penalty box. Only after that he was involved physical contact with McAuley.
If the fault is McAuley, should the referee pointed to the spot and gave a penalty for City. However, the referee only gave a free kick.
“Unfortunately for West Brom, the rules are clear. He was the last player, but the game is so different when you have to play with one player less. It was a clear red card,” said Pellegrini.