Manchester City have leapfrogged rivals Manchester United at the Premier League summit after the big win at the home of struggling West Bromon Tuesday night. Ahead of the game, Manchester City knew that a win would take them above the Red Devils and they were able to achieve their target in style following the 5-0 thumping of the Baggies.
Manchester City were ruthless against the Baggies and they managed to achieve this in the absence of two of their best players. Manchester City were without the duo of Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne. Sergio Aguero is in isolation at the moment after testing positive to Covid-19, while Kevin De Bruyne sustained ahamstring injury in the last league game and he’s now expected to miss the next six weeks as a result of the injury.
Kevin De Bruyne was subbed off during the second half of the last league match before the West Brom game, a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at home. With the win over West Brom, Manchester City are one point better than Manchester United having played the same number of games.