BBC Sport - West Brom 0-3 Man City: Pellegrini pleased at 'important start'

Pellegrini pleased at 'important start'

Manager Manuel Pellegrini says it is "important to start in a strong way" as Manchester City beat West Brom 3-0 in their opening Premier League fixture at The Hawthorns.

A brace from Yaya Toure and a Vincent Kompany header helped the 2014 champions ease to victory.

Debutant Raheem Sterling "worked hard" as Manchester City completed 692 passes in this game - 211 more than any other team in the opening weekend.