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Curled right-footed shot by Samir Nasri. Blocked by Keith Andrews.
Gareth Barry challenges Marc-Antoine Fortune unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keith Andrews takes the direct free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Marc-Antoine Fortune misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Micah Richards on Simon Cox. Free kick taken by Keith Andrews.
Samir Nasri sends in a cross.
Keith Andrews gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Samir Nasri. Pablo Zabaleta joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Silva. Micah Richards takes the free kick.
Paul Scharner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joleon Lescott. Graham Dorrans goes off and Somen Tchoyi comes on. Joe Hart takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Simon Cox, clearance by Vincent Kompany.
Jonas Olsson fouled by Edin Dzeko, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Andrews takes the indirect free kick.
Marc-Antoine Fortune challenges Nigel De Jong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans, Paul Scharner has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Sergio Aguero leaves the field to be replaced by Edin Dzeko.
The ball is sent over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, clearance by Vincent Kompany.
The ball is swung over by Adam Johnson, save by Ben Foster.
The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson, Sergio Aguero produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Micah Richards results in a free kick. Marc-Antoine Fortune comes on in place of Youssouf Mulumbu. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri.
David Silva produces a cross, Billy Jones gets a block in.
David Silva fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 4-0 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Sergio Aguero.
Adam Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carlos Tevez.
Carlos Tevez finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Man City 3-0 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Sergio Aguero.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva, Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Youssouf Mulumbu makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by David Silva, clearance by Craig Dawson.
Centre by Micah Richards, Craig Dawson makes a clearance.
Gareth Barry challenges Graham Dorrans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
Graham Dorrans takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Gareth Barry.
Graham Dorrans produces a cross, blocked by Gareth Barry.
Effort on goal by Samir Nasri from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Sergio Aguero finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 2-0 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from Samir Nasri.
Effort on goal by Samir Nasri from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
David Silva takes a shot.
Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Carlos Tevez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.
The ball is crossed by David Silva, Effort from inside the area by Samir Nasri misses to the left of the target.
David Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu. Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
David Silva fouled by Graham Dorrans, the ref awards a free kick. Vincent Kompany restarts play with the free kick.
Samir Nasri produces a cross.
Carlos Tevez takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Shane Long manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Vincent Kompany on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Outswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Cox on Gael Clichy. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Centre by Gael Clichy, clearance by Craig Dawson.
Keith Andrews sends in a cross, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.
Micah Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Dawson. Corner from left by-line taken by Samir Nasri. The ball is delivered by Gareth Barry.
Keith Andrews takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
The ball is crossed by Simon Cox.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Micah Richards. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Samir Nasri takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in.
Gareth Barry takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Shane Long.
David Silva takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vincent Kompany by Shane Long. Joleon Lescott restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth Barry fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. Nigel De Jong takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Carlos Tevez from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Sergio Aguero scores a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Samir Nasri.
Paul Scharner concedes a free kick for a foul on David Silva. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.
Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Cox.
Simon Cox has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Lescott: City will fight on
Manchester City return to action on Wednesday vowing to fight on in their now apparently doomed title bid.
City's hopes of claiming a first league crown in 44 years seem in tatters after a sequence of damaging results over the past month. Roberto Mancini's men trail rivals Manchester United by eight points at the top of the Barclays Premier League with just six games remaining - a month after they held a two-point lead.
City have collected just five points from their last five outings with Sunday's defeat at Arsenal seeming the decisive blow. The full ramifications of that loss - for City and for controversial striker Mario Balotelli, who was sent off and left facing a lengthy ban after another incident - are still to be felt.
But for the players to feature as West Brom visit the Etihad Stadium, there remains a strong will to at least go down fighting. Defender Joleon Lescott said in the Manchester Evening News: "It's out of our hands but we've got to keep going and if United slip up then we've got to be there to capitalise.
"If they don't, then obviously it's going to be impossible for us to catch them now. We're professional and we owe it to the fans that we're not going to roll over and die.
"We've got to apply ourselves in the right way in every game."
As well as Balotelli's ban, City may also have to cope without influential midfielder Yaya Toure after he limped off with a knee injury in Sunday's loss at the Emirates Stadium.
Playmaker David Silva (knee) will be assessed while striker Carlos Tevez could push for a start after four successive substitute appearances.
West Brom head coach Roy Hodgson believes City's season should be viewed as a success despite appearing to have lost the Barclays Premier League title battle with United.
Hodgson insists City have made substantial progress this season under Mancini despite their recent slump in fortunes. United could secure the title by this weekend if results go in their favour before Sunday's encounter with Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
Hodgson said: "They've done very well. Unfortunately for Roberto, there is some negativity surrounding them because they haven't been able to keep the championship race going down to the wire.
"That is a bit of disappointment on everyone's part. We were all hoping for a last-ditch battle between United and City to see who wins the championship. Now, with five or six games to go, it is pretty obvious it is going to be Manchester United and congratulations to them.
"As a result City, who have made it such a fascinating battle and made life so hard for them, they are now not receiving the praise they deserve for keeping the fighting going for as long as they have.
"To be honest, finishing second isn't such a bad thing either. It's a long while since City have finished second. You've got to go back to the Joe Mercer-Malcolm Allison days."
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