In the fourth of a festive series, we look back at some memorable games over the Christmas period...
Where and when?
West Brom 1-3 Manchester City
The Hawthorns, 26 December 2014
Despite heavy snow, City clinched their ninth consecutive victory in all competitions with three first-half goals against the Baggies.
Brown Ideye reduced the deficit after the break, converting from close range, but City held on to equal a club record of successive wins.
What it meant...
The victory ensured City kept pace with table-topping Chelsea. The Blues sat in second place – three points behind the league-leaders and seven ahead of neighbours United.
The defeat left struggling West Brom in 15th spot – two points above the relegation zone.
Reaction: Manuel Pellegrini
“It was a very important game because it is not easy to play on Boxing Day. We have to play three games in just a week so it was very important to start this week by winning this game away against a difficult team.
“It was very difficult to play because there was a lot of snow and also because if you are winning 3-0 it is difficult to continue with high pace especially when you have to play 48 hours after this game. We tried to keep the clean sheet but unfortunately they scored from a set piece.”