Manchester City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion: Nasri nets winner, first goal since August

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  • Nasri nabs winner
  • Sessegnon scores sensational opener
  • Aguero equalizes from spot

Samir Nasri scored in his first Premier League start in seven months, as Manchester City came back to beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero also scored for City on NBC, as the Manchester side moved within two points of third place Arsenal.

Stephane Sessegnon scored for West Brom, which dropped into 13th.

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Sessegnon indeed silenced the Etihad with his fifth minute bullet, a hard-to-believe bit of power behind his near post shot. Hart had no chance, and it was 1-0 Baggies.

The attacker gave it back when Aleksandar Kolarov made the most of an awkward challenge in the box. Aguero buried his penalty chance, and it was 1-1 in the 19th minute.

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West Brom defended hard as usual to start the second half, but City broke down the right through Kevin De Bruyne and Jesus Navas en route to taking the lead.

Navas found Aguero, who had two attempts moved aside before Nasri slid in to pass into the goal.