The guests wasted no time taking the lead, turning their early strain right into a aim from Gundogan, who settled a ball excessive of the West Brom defence, turned and fired dwelling from simply exterior the penalty space.
Man Metropolis continued to dominate and added two extra targets earlier than the break, with Joao Cancelo scoring within the twentieth minute earlier than Gundogan added his second of the sport on the half-hour to take his tally on the season to a private Premier League better of seven.
Riyad Mahrez added additional gloss to the scoreline in first-half stoppage time, chopping onto his proper foot within the penalty space and beating West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone on the far publish for a 4-0 lead on the break.
The onslaught continued within the second half as Man Metropolis obtained their fifth when Mahrez squared the ball throughout the West Brom goalmouth for the best of faucet ins for Raheem Sterling.
Metropolis continued to spend a lot of the second half camped out on West Brom’s facet of midfield, however did not add to their tally on the evening because the match completed 5-0 in favour of Pep Guardiola’s workforce, who’ve now gained 11 straight in all competitions.
“The workforce, each sport is there,” stated Guardiola, who was with out key midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and striker Sergio Aguero however hardly lacked for attacking choices.
“The way in which we play, everyone seems to be concerned within the assault and the play and creating possibilities and attempting to attain — it would not matter, you will need to arrive within the field and create possibilities.
“Ilkay has the scent — when he performs near the field he has the scent to makes good runs and with high quality on the ball he’s all the time there.”
The consequence places Metropolis as much as 41 factors from 19 matches, one forward of second-place Manchester United, whereas Sam Allardyce’s West Brom stay mired within the relegation zone on 11 factors.
West Brom winger Robert Snodgrass, making his dwelling debut after a transfer from West Ham United, stated they needed to rapidly bounce again.
“I am right here for the combat. We did all the things we probably might and I feel should you look again at this, as a workforce, we’ll realise that is not ok,” Snodgrass stated.
“We’re not going to attempt to blame everybody else. We will take it on the chin and dirt ourselves down. [There’s] no hiding place within the Premier League, these high boys punish you.”
The result makes Metropolis the ninth completely different facet to finish a day atop the Premier League this time period, essentially the most inside a single top-flight marketing campaign since 1986-87.