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City dumped out of cup

22 Sep 2010 22:30:16

City dumped out of cup

Sheikh Mansour's £1billion investment in Manchester City was unable to save the Blues from an embarrassing 2-1 Carling Cup defeat to West Brom's second string at The Hawthorns.Even with an estimated £100million of talent on the pitch at the final whistle as Roberto Mancini threw on James Milner and David Silva, City were unable to force an equaliser.Milner came closest in stoppage time when Boaz Myhill made a flying save to ensure a West Brom side showing 10 changes from the team which beat Birmingham on Saturday preserved a lead Gianni Zuiverloon and Simon Cox had given them in a two-minute second-half spell.Jo had drilled City into a 19th-minute lead from 18 yards but Zuiverloon levelled in the 55th minute with a shot from 20 yards into the bottom corner and two minutes later Cox struck from the edge of the box.It was a dismal result for Mancini, who must now try to avoid defeat to Chelsea at Eastlands on Saturday to stop questions being asked about his admittedly short Blues reign.


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