City bag Champs League spot
08 May 2013, 08:17
Manchester - Manchester City guaranteed themselves a spot in next season's Champions League on Tuesday after Edin Dzeko's first-half goal was enough for a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
Second-place City are now assured of finishing in the top three, which means a direct spot into the group stage of Europe's premier club competition.
City rested a number of their top players ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final against Reading, but Dzeko guided home a volley in the 35th minute for his third goal against West Brom this season.
Both sides spurned numerous other chances with City hitting the woodwork twice through Carlos Tevez and James Milner in the first half and Marcus Rosenberg doing likewise for West Brom after the break.