If ever proof were needed that City are now the prized scalp in the Premier League then this encounter provided it all.
Albion celebrated a goalless home game as if they had qualified for the Champions League.
There are quieter places to have to visit on Boxing Day than a full throttle Hawthorns buoyed by seeing its side fly clear of the bottom three on the back of two successive wins.
Everyone from Baggies to Black Cats, Canaries to Toffees and Reds of all persuasion currently wants to shoot down a Blues side that has been imperious in the first half of the season.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 26 December 2011, 5:31 PMView full league table
- Duration: 93 minutes
- Home possession: 27%
- Away possession: 73%
- Home: 1
- Away: 4
- Home: 8
- Away: 11
- Home: 2
- Away: 2