MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City is mobbed by team mates including Aleksander Kolorov (top) after scoring his second goal and his team's third during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on August 28, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester City continued their perfect start to the season with victory over West Ham that took them to the top of the Premier League table after three games.

City scored first when Raheem Sterling finished off a superb team move and Fernandinho headed in a second from Kevin de Bruyne's free-kick.

West Ham pulled a goal back in the second half when Michail Antonio nodded in Arthur Masuaku's cross. Sterling added his second late on when he stroked home from a tight angle.

The season may be in its infancy but already the title contenders have put down a few markers with three games gone.

Chelsea and Manchester United both secured victories on Saturday, which turned the focus on Pep Guardiola's side before the international break, and they responded with a determined display.

In the night's other game, Middlesbrough maintained their unbeaten Premier League start in a dull goalless draw at West Brom.

West Brom left-back Brendan Galloway had the best chance of the first half, surging forward but striking tamely at Boro goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

Albion's Craig Dawson headed just wide from a corner after the break, and Boro's Cristhian Stuani shot straight at Ben Foster from a tight angle.

Daniel Ayala's poked effort from close range was kept out by Foster later on as both teams settled for the draw.
The Premier League now takes a week off for the International Break and it will return the Manchester Derby on September 10.
Full Results
West Bromwich Albion 0 Middlesborough 0
Manchester City (Sterling 7' & 92' & Fernandinho 18') 3 West Ham 1 (Antonio 58')