Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: "It is in our hands to finish third so it is the best thing.
"To finish in front of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, it means a lot. Maybe next season hopefully we can do better."
West Brom manager Tony Pulis: "They deserved to win tonight. Once they got their noses in front, they're a difficult team to pull back.
"The two quick-fire goals killed us. When the third one went in, you're looking down the barrel."
Stats - City's home comfort but Baggies miss out on record
- Manchester City are now unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League home games, their longest run without defeat in the competition since a run of 37 home games from December 2010-December 2012 under Roberto Mancini.
- Defeat for West Brom means they will not be able to equal or better their previous best points haul in a Premier League season, which was 49 in 2012-13.
- No midfielder has been involved in more Premier League goals than Kevin de Bruyne in 2016-17. His figure of 22 (six goals and 16 assists) is level with Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson and Tottenham's Dele Alli.
- Gabriel Jesus has now scored six goals and provided assists for a further three in only seven Premier League starts for Manchester City.
- The Brazilian is averaging a goal or an assist every 62 minutes in the league this season, the best ratio of any player in the competition (minimum 500 minutes played).
- Pablo Zabaleta made his 117th and final Premier League appearance at Etihad Stadium, the most of any outfield player for City.