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‘A class above’, ‘What a debut’ – Delighted Man City fans laud their new signing after West Brom victory

The Manchester City fans were delighted in the Transfer Tavern last night after they coasted past West Bromwich Ablion to restore their 15 point gap at the top of the Premier League table.

Transfer deadline day promised to be a dramatic finale to the mid-season window for Manchester City as they lined up a transfer for Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez in a club-record breaking deal, but they eventually decided to abandon their pursuit of the Algerian due to his extortionate price tag.

The reports over Mahrez slightly distracted the supporters from their signing of Aymeric Laporte who arrived on the penultimate day of the window for £57 million. However, the supporters were quick to switch their attention back to the Frenchman after he was instantly boosted to the starting eleven for his club debut last night.

Pep Guardiola’s side were in typically imperious form against The Baggies at The Etihad, and they made light work of their midweek fixture to record a 3-0 win – their 22nd league victory of the season.

Laporte slotted into City’s back-four with absolute ease and composure alongside Nicolas Otamendi, although tougher contests undoubtedly await the 23-year-old.

In the aftermath of proceedings, the City supporters took to Twitter to heap praise on their new signing and express their confidence in his ability to enjoy a bright future at the club after his extremely promising opening to life in Manchester.

Here’s what the City fans on Twitter have had to say about Laporte’s performance against West Brom last night…

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