MCI
WBA
90'
FT Manchester City 3-1 WBA.
Manchester City Substitution
88'
Chance for City! Milner drives over the halfway line, exchanges a one-two with Fernandinho, but his shot is well saved by Foster.
86'
 
WBA sub: Morrison on, Mulumbu off.
85'
City chance! Nasri tees up Dzeko, whose snap shot on the edge of the box whistles past the post. Good effort, but Dzeko is disappointed he hasn't made Foster work.
West Bromwich Albion Substitution
84'
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83'
WBA asking questions of City here. Can they hold on?
81'
Reaction save by Hart! Berahino flicks on a cross from the left and the England goalkeeper makes a very good reaction stop.
79'
Anichebe loses his footing at the vital moment as he tries to latch onto Berahino's cross.
77'
 
WBA sub: Berahino on, Sessegnon off.
West Bromwich Albion Substitution
75'
Anichebe does really well to take a long ball down on his chest, and keep up the pressure by winning a throw.
73'
WBA win a free-kick on the left but Brunt punts it straight into Hart's arms. Such a waste.
71'
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70'
WBA have been spurred by Silva's injury here. Amalfitano and then Anichebe force Hart into action as WBA look to pull one back.
Manchester City Substitution
68'
 
City sub: Milner on, Silva off.
66'
Silva's injury is a real concern here, for City and Spain. Silva is being applauded as he gets stretchered off.
65'
Silva has gone down and is in real pain here. His arm went straight up as he went down, indicating it wasn't good.
Manchester City Substitution
64'
 
City sub: Jovetic on, Aguero off.
63'
Sessegnon skips away from Zabaleta but just runs it out of play.
62'
Silva bursts forward at speed, but his well-intentioned pass towards Aguero is cut out.
60'
 
WBA sub: Anichebe on, Vydra off.
West Bromwich Albion Substitution
58'
Chance! Silva at the heart of it again as he slips in Zabaleta, who finds Nasri at the near post - but the ball is cut out before it reaches the Frenchman.
57'
Amalfitano looks to thread a ball through to Brunt, but Demichelis makes vital interception.
56'
Pepe Mel needs to make a change if WBA are to get back into this.
54'
City are camped inside West Brom's half at the moment. Pellegrini's side grinding them down at the moment.
52'
West Brom trying to get the ball up to Sessegnon as early as possible in this second half.
50'
Brilliant touch by Silva to Nasri, whose shot goes out for a corner. Silva really is superb at stitching everyhting together for City.
48'
West Brom have started positively in this second half. Clearly under strict instructions not to concede early, as they did in the first.
46'
SECOND HALF. We're back underway.
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45'+2
HT Manchester City 3-1 WBA.
45'
Brunt goes for it. But it's well off target.
44'
Javi Garcia is penalised for a foul 25 yards out and, despite the player's protests, WBA have a chance from the free-kick right on the stroke of half time...
43'
Dzeko tries to knock the ball one side of Ridgewell and collect it the other - but the defender is wise to it.
42'
Close! Jones's cross finds Sessegnon, whose first time shot was heading in, but Kompany makes a vital block on the slide to send the ball looping onto the roof of the net.
40'
Mulumbu slides a good ball through to Brunt on the left, but the winger produces a poor cross under no pressure. Poor from Brunt.
38'
Dzeko exchanges a one-two with Fernandinho before going for goal with an audacious effort that is comfortable for Foster.
37'
City back in full control.
36'
 
GOAL! Demichelis makes it 3-1 to City. The defender waltzes into space at the far post to tap in after Javi Garcia had flicked on the corner from the right.
Manchester City Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

35'
City attack with pace on the counter-attack again. Silva finds Dzeko, who has to settle for a corner.
34'
Kompany slides to make an important interception as Vydra was about to go clean through.
32'
City try to catch WBA on the break again, but their counter-attack loses momentum and WBA et enough men back to win it back.
30'
Silva chips the ball into Aguero's path, but the Argentine sends a looping shot into the air and onto the roof of the net as he tried to catch it on the half volley.
28'
City finding space every time they push forward. This time Fernandinho drives forward, but the Brazilian slightly over runs it.
26'
Silva feeds Nasri on the right, but the Frenchman's cross is wildly over hit and the chances is gone.
24'
Hart can only parry Brunt's stinging free-kick but three West Brom players are caught offside and the flag goes up quickly.
22'
 
Demichelis trips Sessegnon, who was driving forward at speed - and the Argentine gets a yellow.
Manchester City Yellow card

Man City

West Brom

20'
Chance for City on the break, but Silva can't thread it through to Dzeko.
19'
 
Dawson is booked for a late challenge on Dzeko. Needless challenge by the former Rochdale man.
West Bromwich Albion Yellow card

Man City

West Brom

17'
That goal has just hushed the home fans slightly. It's given Manuel Pellegrini's side something to think about.
16'
 
GOAL! Dorrans scores for West Brom! The Baggies break at speed and catch City on the break after that botched free-kick between Fernandinho & Silva. WBA burst forward and Dorrans finishes the move with a clinical finish. 2-1!
West Bromwich Albion Goal

Left Footed - Top Right

15'
City try a free-kick routine off the training ground and it goes Pete Tong. Fernandinho and Silva mess it up and WBA break...
13'
City get a free-kick 25 yards out for a foul by Mulumbu on Javi Garcia. Mulumbu lucky to get away without a yellow.
12'
City playing with real confidence at the moment. Silva slots it through to Dzeko, but the Bosnian lashes wildly. High and wide.
11'
Pepe Mel looks concerned...
10'
Sessegnon looks to get one back quickly for WBA with a similar effort to the one that just flew in for Aguero, but it drifts inches wide.
Manchester City Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

9'
 
GOAL! Aguero makes it 2-0 with a firecracker! The Argentine drives in a low shot from 25 yards and West Brom are in big trouble.
7'
Olsson wrestles Dzeko as the corner comes in, but it goes unnoticed and WBA get it clear.
6'
City in the mood tonight. Dzeko breaks through the WBA defence and forces a corner.
5'
West Brom score, but the flag is up. That was close...
4'
Nasri drives into space in the box and cuts back for Aguero, but this time the Argentine half volleys over from 12 yards.
3'
 
GOAL! That didn't take City long. Aguero's volley is batted away by Foster, but only as far as Zabaleta, whose diving header flies past the keeper. 1-0.
Manchester City Goal

Header - Top Left

3'
It opens up for Dzeko 20 yards out, but his shot is closed down.
2'
City on the attack straight away down the left, but Clichy's hanging cross is nodded away.
1'
KICK OFF. We're underway at the Etihad.
19.55
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19.50
...Samir Nasri has two goals and two assists in his last six Premier League appearances.
19.45
...Man City have not gone two Premier League home games without a win since December 2012.
19.40
A few pre-match stats for you... Sergio Aguero has scored three goals in four previous Barclays Premier League games against the Baggies.
19.35
Pepe Mel: "We have talked about not changing the style of play and our mentality, and actually believing in ourselves. I think it is true to say that Tottenham [in their recent 3-3 draw] made us change our style of play and that proved to be detrimental. But I think that overall, we still had a great game."
19.30
Pellegrini cont.: "Pepe Mel is a manager that wants to play attractive football. His team try to have a lot of possession and have a very offensive game."
19.25
Manuel Pellegrini: "I am absolutely sure that the teams will drop more points also, it can be Liverpool, Chelsea, the same way we drop points the last game. We have to play another 15 points. We will try to win the most amount of points and at the end of the season we will see which team wins the title. I think that the performance in every game is very important and I hope we are going to improve our performance against West Brom."
19.20
West Brom's Jonas Olsson has recovered from an Achilles injury to start, but James Morrison only makes the Albion bench after an ankle problem.
19.15
The big news for Manchester City is that David Silva STARTS! The Spaniard had been an injury doubt, but passes a late fitness test and plays. The same cannot be said of Silva's compatriot Jesus Navas, who also had an ankle injury, but hasn't recovered in time. Yaya Toure is absent again with a groin injury. Matija Nastasic misses out with a knee problem.
19.10
MANCHESTER CITY: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Garcia, Fernandinho, Nasri, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero. SUBS: Pantilimon, Lescott, Richards, Kolarov, Milner, Negredo, Jovetic /// WEST BROM: Foster, Dawson, Olsson, Ridgewell, Jones, Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Brunt, Sessegnon, Vydra. SUBS: Myhill, Morrison, Anichebe, Yacob, Lugano, Berahino, Reid.
19.05
Team news to follow...
19.00
Hello everyone. Welcome to LIVE text commentary of this Premier League clash between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion.

Starting Line-ups

Manchester City
West Bromwich Albion
    • 1
      Hart
    • 22
      Clichy
    • 26
      Demichelis
    • 4
      Kompany
    • 5
      Zabaleta
    • Javi García
    • 25
      Fernandinho
    • 21
      Silva
    • 8
      Nasri
    • 10
      Agüero
    • Dzeko
Team Manager:  Manuel Pellegrini
    • Vydra
    • Amalfitano
    • 29
      Sessegnon
    • Dorrans
    • Mulumbu
    • 11
      Brunt
    • Jones
    • 25
      Dawson
    • 3
      Jonas Olsson
    • Ridgewell
    • 1
      Foster
Team Manager:  Tony Pulis
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. HartDFP
0 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. DemichelisDFP
1 0 1 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
V. KompanyDFP
0 1 0 3 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
P. ZabaletaDFP
1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
G. ClichyDFP
0 0 0 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. NasriDFP
0 0 0 91 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 90
Javi GarcíaDFP
0 0 0 72 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
FernandinhoDFP
0 0 0 73 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
D. SilvaDFP
0 0 0 70 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 70
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. DzekoDFP
0 0 1 30 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 89
S. AgüeroDFP
1 0 2 26 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 64
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. FosterDFP
0 3 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Jonas OlssonDFP
0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
C. DawsonDFP
0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
B. JonesDFP
0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
L. RidgewellDFP
0 0 0 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 89
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. AmalfitanoDFP
0 0 1 30 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
C. BruntDFP
0 0 1 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
G. DorransDFP
1 0 1 36 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 90
Y. MulumbuDFP
0 0 0 48 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 84
S. SessegnonDFP
0 0 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 76
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. VydraDFP
0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
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