EPL: City struggle in attack again in 1-1 draw, Chelsea taste 2nd defeat in 4 days 

Manchester City’s lack of cutting edge proved costly again as Pep Guardiola’s stuttering side was held to a 1-1 draw by next-to-last West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday to remain off the pace in the Premier League.

Ilkay Gundogan put City ahead on the half-hour mark but after Ruben Dias’ own-goal brought West Brom level in the 43rd minute, the hosts struggled to find a way through the most porous defense in the league.

There was late drama as West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone made point-blank saves to deny Gundogan and Raheem Sterling in stoppage time, but a late twist would have been harsh on the visitors and flattered this City performance.

It was the first time City had failed to beat West Brom since 2011, ending a run of 13 consecutive league victories in this fixture, and the result leaves the team five points off Tottenham and Liverpool, the top two who meet Wednesday.