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Summary

  1. Sessegnon puts Baggies ahead
  2. Aguero levels from penalty spot
  3. Nasri slots City into the lead
  4. Man City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Navas, Fernando, Delph, Nasri, Bony, Aguero
  5. West Brom XI: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Chester, Sandro, Fletcher, Sessegnon, Berahino, McClean, Rondon

Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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Farewell, but not goodbye...

FT: Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

That's just about it from me, but there's plenty more live sport to follow on the BBC before the day is through...

Thanks for your company, and enjoy the rest of your sporting weekend.

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Good to be back out there and get the win. Also great to see @SamNasri19 score the winner after returning from injury. 🙌🏾

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis tells Sky Sports: "We are pleased with the performance. You get the 40 points and everyone thinks we switch off, we just want to continue the form and intensity, we created chances.

"It was a definite penalty, it is the clubs fighting for the Champions League spots that it affects too.

"It is important for the league to put in performances whether you are safe or not, I won't have anything else. We played some good stuff through the pitch and caused them problems."

Will he be fit for Tuesday?

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Hard-fought but very important win. Job done and on to Tuesday's Champions League game. #CMONCITY

Expect to see plenty of fitness updates on Manchester City's captain - as well as top scorer Sergio Aguero, who hobbled off in the closing stages against West Brom - ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris St-Germain.

Man City injury latest

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Manuel Pellegrini tells BBC Sport midfielder David Silva will not have any problems to be fit for the Champions League quarter-final against Paris St-Germain on Tuesday.

Yaya Toure has started working in training and captain Vincent Kompany will be assessed on Monday.

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini tells Sky Sports: "It is a very important result because Arsenal and West Ham drew today. We knew it would be a difficult game, West Brom are not fighting for anything. Starting 1-0 behind was difficult.

"I am very happy for Samir Nasri because he has been injured all season. When he played with everyone, our team changed.

"I always talk to players in private, the media will decide if Joe Hart should have done better for the goal.

"I never analyse the referee, I must see the action again. They played very well."

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More from West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher: "The game plan was to press when we could and get back into a compact shape. We felt we could find pockets of spaces and we got that. We stopped them playing out from the back and it worked well today. That is the level we need until the end of the season.

"We responded well to the penalty and it was nip and tuck. We created chances until the last minute. We made our fans proud today."

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West Brom captain Darren Fletcher: "It is a difficult one because I thought we did enough to take a point, we played really well. We showed what a side we can be.

"The Eliaquim Mangala incident was a penalty and everywhere else on the pitch it is a foul. To not get that was disappointing."

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Here's how that Manchester City win leaves the Premier League table this evening...

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More from Manchester City's match-winner Samir Nasri: "When Kevin de Bruyne has been on the sidelines with me and David Silva has been playing with pain, our game has been predictable with Jesus Navas and Raheem Sterling. It is good when everyone is fit and the manager can choose all the players he wants. Then it is very easy to play in this team.

"I can play on the wing or through the middle. We can all play together, the only thing is that we have to defend too. We have to track back with the full-backs and if we can do that then we can all play together.

"I can help the team rotate too. We are playing in the Champions League and if we want to be fresh then we have to rotate and play at the same level. I will try and help the team finish as high as I can."

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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri tells Sky Sports: "It was great to be back and to score the winning goal especially after the result of Arsenal and West Ham. It has been more than five months since I have been out so I can't explain how happy I am. It is the best thing to do before we play Paris St-Germain in the Champions League next week.

"The medical staff have done some good work but when you are out for so long, you want to prove to everyone you have the quality to be in the side. With all the new players, I wanted to contribute to the team."

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Reaction on the way to Manchester City's victory...

FT: Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

2 - Man City have won consecutive Premier League games for the first time since October. Overdue.

FULL-TIME

Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

Hardly vintage Manchester City, but Samir Nasri's second-half goal gives them victory over West Bromwich Albion - a result which puts them four points clear of Manchester United in fourth spot.

Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

Goodness me. A West Brom corner is cleared to James McClean, who fires inches wide from the edge of the box.

On the touchline, Tony Pulis thought it was in.

James McClean
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Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

Four minutes to add on, as West Brom get a free-kick in a dangerous area on the left touchline.

Eliaquim Mangala rises highest to clear.

SUBSTITUTION

Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

A worrying sight for Manchester City, with Paris St-Germain to come in three days' time and a Champions League semi-final place at stake.

Sergio Aguero hobbles off a little gingerly. Looks like a just a knock, but he doesn't look happy.

Gael Clichy is on for the closing seconds.

Sergio Aguero
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Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

With not much support ahead of him, Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov goes into "head down and run" mode, racing from the halfway line and shooting against the near post from a tight angle.

Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

West Brom's Craig Gardner tries an audacious shot from a 35-yard free-kick. I actually said out loud: "Why are you shooting from there?"

But the Baggies midfielder forces City goalkeeper Joe Hart into arguably his best stop of the game.

My apologies, Craig.

Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

Samir Nasri almost puts the game to bed but the Manchester City man curls a shot just off target.

Eight minutes and stoppage time left for Albion to find an equaliser.

Berahino's big misses

Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

Rob Gurney

BBC WM Sport at the Etihad Stadium

"If he wants to be in the same conversation as the Vardys and the Kanes of this world, those are the kind of chances that Berahino needs to be burying."

SUBSTITUTION

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West Brom full-back Craig Dawson puts in a dreamy cross that the best wingers in the world would have been proud of, right across the six-yard box. Saido Berahino stretches for it at the far post but can't connect.

The Baggies make a change - 16-year-old Jonathan Leko replaces goalscorer Stephane Sessegnon.

Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

In a flash, City create a decent chance for Sergio Aguero. A quick free-kick by Yaya Toure sends the striker clear and Ben Foster has to make a good save with his legs to deny him a second goal of the evening.

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Another big chance missed by Saido Berahino!

He looked a mile offside, but there was no flag against the West Brom forward. He took a touch and side-footed wide from eight yards.

Will Albion live to rue those misses? City perplexed at the assistant referee...

Saido Berahino
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West Brom need character

Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

Tony 'Bomber' Brown

Former West Brom striker on BBC WM 95.6

"There's still a chance there for West Brom. They've got to make sure their heads don't go down. They have to show character now."

Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

Wow. A big, big chance for West Brom.

Saido Berahino plays a one-two with James Chester and beats the offside trap, but side-foots wide past Joe Hart's far post.

On another day, Berahino buries that and it's 2-2. City survive for now.

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4 - Samir Nasri has scored four PL goals against West Brom, against no side has scored more often (level with Spurs). Target.

Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

As things stand, Manchester City are going four points clear in the fourth and final Champions League spot.

However, Manchester United face Tottenham tomorrow and could close that gap again.

There's still time for a twist at the Etihad yet, though...

GOAL - Manchester City 2-1 West Brom

Samir Nasri

Manchester City lead! And it's a goal that will mean so much to Samir Nasri, who is making his first Premier League start since September.

Jesus Navas and Sergio Aguero combine, and Nasri taps into an empty net after Aguero's initial shot is blocked.

Samir Nasri
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Manchester City 1-1 West Brom

West Brom striker Saido Berahino does brilliantly to rob Eliaquim Mangala of possession near the corner flag and sets up a Baggies attack, which is quickly thwarted by an offside flag.

Make no mistake, Albion could snatch something from this game - more than just a point, as well.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Manchester City 1-1 West Brom

Are Kevin de Bruyne and Yaya Toure the men to end Manchester City's malaise in this match? On they come for Wilfried Bony and Fabian Delph.

Lucky Mangala?

Manchester City 1-1 West Brom

Rob Gurney

BBC WM Sport at the Etihad Stadium

"It's a clumsy challenge from Mangala and nine times out of 10, they get given."

Manchester City 1-1 West Brom

Another penalty appeal waved away by Mike Jones, this time it's the West Brom players left unhappy.

Eliaquim Mangala jumped clumsily into Sandro's back and the midfielder fell to the ground. Referee Jones was unmoved.

Manchester City 1-1 West Brom

Pablo Zabaleta sums up Manchester City's day so far by slipping over as he attempts to control a short pass on the home side's right touchline.

Sergio Aguero has been holding and rubbing the side of his head for a few moments now, following an off-the-ball tussle with James Chester. One to keep an eye on, that...

Manchester City 1-1 West Brom

Finally, a spark of life from the home side. Sergio Aguero finds a yard of space and fires in a shot from 30 yards, which Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster tips behind for a corner.

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Mike Stewart: Lots of guff about 'great' managers like Guardiola. If he can win the CL without spending millions, then he will be a 'great'.

Paul Strong: Why does Pellegrini persist with Bony? Maybe such stubbornness is why he is being replaced in the summer!

Juergen Bird: No KDB, no City. Why does Pellegrini 'rest' players for the CL? It's disrespectful to opposing teams, and provides bad results.

Man City have Yaya Toure, Kevin de Bruyne, Fernandinho and Kelechi Iheanacho on their bench if they wish to change things...

Yaya Toure and Kevin de Bruyne warm up
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Manchester City 1-1 West Brom

The second half is following the same pattern as the first, really. Manchester City have the ball - a lot - but seem to be short on ideas when they get to within 30 yards of the West Brom goal.

Manchester City 1-1 West Brom

Manchester City goalscorer Sergio Aguero gets a painful kick on the toe from Jonny Evans and limps away.

He's back to his feet quickly, and no suggestion of any malice from the Albion defender.

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Will, Stockport: City's av. attendance in PL this season is 53,900. The stadium holds 54,600. The ground is therefore 99% full on average. Out of interest this is the 3rd highest attendance in England and 8th in all of Europe this season. I can see how that must make Colin's blood boil.

Mary Begson: Colin - Barca had an average of 20,000 empty seats last season #justsayin  

GS: As a non attending ST holder one of those empty seats is mine. I spent the afternoon with my kids and played a game of squash instead. You need some perspective on life if you're getting that worked up over empty seats.  

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KICK-OFF

Manchester City 1-1 West Brom

No half-time changes to tell you about, as Manchester City strikers Sergio Aguero and Wilfried Bony get the second period under way.