Manchester City vs West Brom: Dias' own goal denies Citizens maximum points

Manchester City vs West Brom: Dias' own goal denies Citizens maximum points

- Manchester City and West Brom shared the spoils after their Premier League outing

- Guendogan fired the hosts ahead in the 30th minute of their fixture but an own goal from Dias cancelled out the goal

- City travel to St Mary's Stadium to battle Southampton in their next EPL game

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Manchester City suffer another setback with their Premier League title contention after dropping two valuable points at the Etihad Stadium.

The Citizens were unable to overpower 19th place West Bromwich Albion on home turf after an own goal from Ruben Dias in the 43rd minute ensured the game ended in a stalemate.

Ilkay Guendogan had put Pep Guardiola's men on the 30th minute after firing home an unstoppable shot from close range.

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The midfielder ran into the danger zone to connect with Raheem Sterling's low square-play before smashing it straight into the back of the net.

Manchester City vs West Brom: Dias' own goal denies Citizens maximum points
Manchester City celebrating their early goal but Dias' own goal gave West Brom a lifeline. Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City
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However, neither side was able to produce any more goals for the remainder of the encounter on Tuesday, December 15.

Though they have one match in hand, Man City are currently ninth on the log with 19 points from 11 games - six points behind Liverpool and Tottenham who face-off at Anfield later this week.

Guardiola made tactical changes towards the end of the game with Sergio Aguero coming on for Phi Foden but that was not enough to save the day for him.

The Citizens will now be focused on their game against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium this weekend. earlier reported that Chelsea suffered a second straight defeat as Wolverhampton came from behind to dramatically win at the Molineaux on Tuesday, December 15.

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Wolves forward Pedro Neto scored with virtually the last kick of the game to complete a dramatic turnaround in a game that was meandering towards a draw.

Frank Lampard needed nothing short of a response after the surprise loss at the hands of Everton on Saturday, December 12 as Chelsea tried to get a hold of the game early on.

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