Helpless for Dorrans’ goal and spilled a free kick soon after, but WBA didn’t do enough to put him under any kind of sustained pressure.
His industriousness led him to follow up Aguero’s shot and open the scoring and saw a lot of the ball as City’s only real wide outlet regularly used, with mixed results.
Extremely comfortable with the ball at his feet; less so when attackers cross into his vicinity. Should have been punished for his slackness by Sessegnon, but the striker shot over.
The defender notched a somewhat fortunate goal, stumbling into the net to restore City's two-goal advantage, and otherwise was the most secure presence in the back four.
Not given a great deal to do by the drifting Amalfitano and always made himself available as an outlet on the wing, even if City should have perhaps have used him more often.
Never appears overly confident under pressure, preferring to pass on the responsibility of possession to others. An important physical presence at set pieces, however.
Works extremely well in tight areas, but he never quite did enough to unlock WBA often enough. Slithered a shot just wide in the second half.
He and Silva totally botched a free kick on the edge of WBA area, so much so that the visitors were able to equalize. Despite that aberration, he kept the midfield ticking over nicely.
As always the dictator, more so in the absence of Toure through injury, the Spaniard picked out passes all day long. Left the field on a stretcher after an innocuous challenge, and his expression suggested it could be a serious injury.
Clumsy at times and his link-up was not of the standard of those providing him with passes into feet. Too static, and might have went off sooner were it not for Aguero's knock.
Fizzing volley led to Zabaleta’s opener, then helped himself to the second with an instinctive, unerringly accurate strike into Foster’s corner. City will hope his substitution on the hour was a precaution.
Parried Aguero’s stinging volley into the path of the gleeful Zabaleta after just two minutes, and it didn’t get much better from there.
Wasn't given an overly difficult evening by Dzeko's lack of movement, but the quick start ultimately undid his defense.
Looked a little naive in the opening moments as waves of City attacks kept coming, and by the time he had settled, the match was effectively over.
Got forward as often as WBA were able to but failed to link up well in the final third with his attackers.
Despite the majority of City’s attacks emerging on his flank, he was WBA’s most impressive defender, making a number of interceptions, including in the build up to Dorran’s excellent effort.
Broke quickly for Dorran's goal but missed a glaring chance on halftime to get his side back into the match, an opportunity that didn't arise again.
A frustrating player, at times influential, at others, anonymous. Unfortunately for his side, this proved to be the latter, despite a few neat, but ultimately meaningless, flicks.
Perhaps could have done more in the opening period to protect Ridgewell, and his delivery from wide wasn't up to his standards.
Left too much of a gap between him and his center backs in the opening 20 mins, the area Silva loves to populate. Was duly punished as a result.
Produced an adept piece of skill to flick and volley home a lovely goal, giving WBA hope, and although he always looked for the ball the comeback never materialized.
Registered an assist for Dorran's goal but was involved very little otherwise and was hooked for Anichebe on the hour mark.