Manchester City fans react on Twitter to Mangala & Fernando performances

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The summer signings enjoyed good games against West Brom. Manchester City fans are hoping it can be a turning point...

Manchester City supporters were delighted with the displays of Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala on Saturday afternoon as Manuel Pellegrini's men beat West Brom 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

The Baggies struggled from the outset after having the wrong man sent off by referee Neil Swarbrick - but a dominant Manchester City didn't relent in any shape or form.

Summer signings Fernando and Mangala, meanwhile, offered a much-improved performance against West Brom considering the amount of criticism the City duo have faced of late...

  TouchesInterceptionsPassing AccuracyMinutes Played
David Silva 148 1 89% 81
Fernando 116 4 98% 90
Pablo Zabaleta 98 2 96% 90
Gaël Clichy 90 2 87% 90
Sergio Agüero 82 1 97% 90
Eliaquim Mangala 66 5 94% 90

As Opta stats show, both Fernando and Mangala produced solid displays against West Brom when it came to the basics. Fernando took 116 touches of the ball, while both posted a near-perfect passing accuracy and won four and five interceptions respectively.

The former's contribution also ensured his name will be etched in Manchester City history - as he scored their 1000th Premier League goal.

Is it a turning point in their Etihad Stadium careers? A ten-man West Brom side with only their goalkeeper seemingly at the races perhaps didn't offer the most testing opposition...

Nevertheless, Manchester City supporters were pleased with the summer signings on Twitter after the game - and here's a selection of what they said:

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