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Ibanez Pablo fouled by John Guidetti, the ref awards a free kick. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
Graham Dorrans decides to take a short corner.
Giles Barnes sends in a cross.
Giles Barnes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham. Greg Cunningham takes the free kick.
James Milner takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Gianni Zuiverloon.
James Milner takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Giles Barnes on Greg Cunningham. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
Marc-Antoine Fortune challenges Ben Mee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the right by-line to the near post, Ibanez Pablo makes a clearance.
David Silva challenges Ibanez Pablo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Reid.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Reid on John Guidetti. Pablo Zabaleta takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Giles Barnes from the left by-line, Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Steven Reid, Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.
Somen Tchoyi concedes a free kick for a foul on Pablo Zabaleta. Marc-Antoine Fortune replaces Roman Bednar. Dedryk Boyata takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Vieira by Somen Tchoyi. Shay Given takes the free kick.
Roman Bednar fouled by Ben Mee, the ref awards a free kick. David Silva replaces Roque Santa Cruz. Giles Barnes restarts play with the free kick.
Joao Alves Jo sends in a cross, Ibanez Pablo manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Adam Johnson from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roque Santa Cruz by Steven Reid. James Milner restarts play with the free kick.
Drilled right-footed shot by Somen Tchoyi. Dedryk Boyata gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans by Patrick Vieira. Free kick taken by Steven Reid.
Adam Johnson fouled by Gonzalo Jara, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta takes the free kick.
James Milner comes on in place of Abdisalam Ibrahim.
Graham Dorrans challenges Greg Cunningham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Mee.
The ball is crossed by Steven Reid, Ben Mee manages to make a clearance.
Abdisalam Ibrahim concedes a free kick for a foul on Giles Barnes. Giles Barnes restarts play with the free kick.
Handball by Graham Dorrans. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Vieira.
Gonzalo Jara replaces Nicky Shorey.
Simon Cox has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Somen Tchoyi, save by Shay Given.
The ball is delivered by Giles Barnes.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Giles Barnes.
The referee penalises Somen Tchoyi for handball. Shay Given takes the free kick.
Centre by Gianni Zuiverloon.
The ball is sent over by Somen Tchoyi.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Johnson, Header on goal by Dedryk Boyata from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Simon Cox gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 2-1 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Roman Bednar.
Goal scored by Gianni Zuiverloon from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Man City.
Pablo Zabaleta replaces Javan Vidal.
Giles Barnes takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.
Patrick Vieira fouled by Graham Dorrans, the ref awards a free kick. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
Shot from 12 yards by John Guidetti. Save by Boaz Myhill.
Outswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson from the left by-line played to the near post, Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.
Ibanez Pablo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joao Alves Jo. Adam Johnson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Somen Tchoyi, Shay Given manages to make a clearance.
Simon Cox fouled by Roque Santa Cruz, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Cox restarts play with the free kick.
John Guidetti crosses the ball.
The official flags Javan Vidal offside. Nicky Shorey takes the free kick.
Roman Bednar has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
John Guidetti is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nicky Shorey takes the indirect free kick.
Somen Tchoyi fouled by Javan Vidal, the ref awards a free kick. Giles Barnes takes the free kick.
Centre by John Guidetti, clearance by Steven Reid.
Effort from deep inside the area by Simon Cox misses to the right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Somen Tchoyi, Giles Barnes takes a shot. Save made by Shay Given. A cross is delivered by Somen Tchoyi, save by Shay Given.
John Guidetti is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Simon Cox.
Abdoulaye Meite fouled by John Guidetti, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Reid restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Javan Vidal on Somen Tchoyi. The referee books Javan Vidal for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Giles Barnes.
Short corner taken by Giles Barnes.
Corner taken right-footed by Giles Barnes from the left by-line, clearance by Greg Cunningham.
Somen Tchoyi delivers the ball, clearance by Abdisalam Ibrahim.
Steven Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joao Alves Jo. Patrick Vieira takes the free kick.
Javan Vidal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Somen Tchoyi. Direct free kick taken by Giles Barnes.
Roman Bednar takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.
Simon Cox has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
Somen Tchoyi takes a shot. Patrick Vieira gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Giles Barnes.
Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Blocked by Greg Cunningham.
Graham Dorrans sends in a cross, Patrick Vieira makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Giles Barnes from the left by-line played to the near post, Roque Santa Cruz makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Giles Barnes, Javan Vidal makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Giles Barnes, Patrick Vieira manages to make a clearance.
Corner from right by-line taken by Giles Barnes.
Goal scored by Joao Alves Jo from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 0-1 Man City.John Guidetti provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Giles Barnes, save made by Shay Given.
Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.
Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson, Gianni Zuiverloon manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Somen Tchoyi by Javan Vidal results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Graham Dorrans.
Giles Barnes produces a cross, Shay Given makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Joao Alves Jo.
Graham Dorrans concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdisalam Ibrahim. Direct free kick taken by Adam Johnson.
Effort on goal by Somen Tchoyi from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Joao Alves Jo fouled by Gianni Zuiverloon, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Cunningham restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Greg Cunningham, clearance by Abdoulaye Meite.
The ball is crossed by Roque Santa Cruz, Nicky Shorey manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Steven Reid from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
It is the end of the first-half.
The second half begins.
The referee signals the end of the game.
West Brom head coach Roberto Di Matteo is expected to ring the changes for the home Carling Cup clash with Manchester City.
Di Matteo made 11 alterations to his line-up for the 2-0 away triumph over Leyton Orient in the previous round. The former Chelsea player is not expected to take such drastic measures for the visit of Roberto Mancini's side.
But the likes of Roman Bednar, Steven Reid, Gianni Zuiverloon and Giles Barnes will be in contention for a rare start. Nicky Shorey is one player expected to be retained from the weekend win over Birmingham as fellow left-backs Marek Cech and Joe Mattock are not ready to return from injury.
West Brom's fringe players have been challenged to stake a claim to play Barclays Premier League football by impressing. First team coach Michael Appleton has laid down the gauntlet to the players currently not in favour with Di Matteo in the third-round Hawthorns encounter.
The Baggies altered their whole starting XI for the 2-0 win at Leyton Orient in the previous round with top-flight survival their main priority this season after promotion.
Appleton does not anticipate so many changes against City but still expects Di Matteo to make full use of his first-team squad Many of the side which overpowered Birmingham 3-1 at the weekend are expected to be rested or named amongst the substitutes.
But former Albion defender Appleton said: "It's another opportunity for some of the lads that played at Leyton Orient to stake a claim. "I think you can obviously expect some changes against Manchester City.
"I don't think there will be as many as there were against Orient. "But it's an opportunity for the head coach to use his squad.
"I think we have a few more bodies in the squad than we did last season and the season before.
"There are also a couple of lads bruised and battered from the weekend because, with it being a derby, there was a bit more in it than some of the other games."
Shay Given is set to make his first appearance of this season for Manchester City. The Ireland star has been told he can leave Eastlands in January by manager Roberto Mancini after being overlooked for the number one shirt in favour of Joe Hart. But he is set to feature in a much-changed Blues line-up as Mancini looks ahead to Saturday's crucial Premier League clash with Chelsea.
Even with so many changes, a situation forced on Mancini by the looming top-of-the-table encounter with champions Chelsea at lunchtime on Saturday, the Italian's team will still be expected to overcome a Baggies' outfit coached by compatriot Roberto di Matteo.
The pair never played together, for club or country. However, Di Matteo was one of the first people Mancini looked up when he was considering whether he should accept the offer to replace Mark Hughes last December.
"Roberto played here for many years at Chelsea and also knows Italian football very well," confirmed Mancini. "He explained a few things to me.
"He is a good guy and a good manager, who did a good job last year.
"It will be difficult for us because he knows everything about us."
Albion`s second string pile misery on Mancini
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.
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.
In fact, as they contemplated their fate on the journey back up the M6, probably the only man who could look back on the contest with any satisfaction was goalkeeper Shay Given.
At the weekend Given admitted his plight at Eastlands was not an attractive one but the Irishman turned in an excellent display, with two saves in particular standing out.
The first, to deny Graham Dorrans needed agility after the midfielder had let fly from 20 yards with a shot heading for the bottom corner.
Then it was strength, speed and dexterity as Given turned away Giles Barnes' header, then got across his goal quickly enough to repel Somen Tchoyi.
Even as he reflected on those efforts at half-time, Given must have known his involvement against Chelsea on Saturday would come from the bench given Mancini's line-up, containing three new faces and three teenagers, had both eyes on the visit of Carlo Ancelotti's men.
In the final analysis, it may be pointed out to Mancini that his purposes might have been better served had this been the game when he selected all his stars.
After all, unless the Italian is harbouring serious ambitions of winning the title, even though City are already seven points adrift of the leaders, a home game against Chelsea is probably not going to make or break their top four aspirations in the same way this defeat ended their hopes of winning a trophy before May.
But at half-time Mancini must have been fairly pleased with himself after Jo had once again rewarded his manager's faith and patience.
The #17million Brazilian scored his first City goal in almost two years in Salzburg last week.
Rather like London buses, once one arrives, another follows shortly afterwards.
Given West Brom controlled so much of the contest, it should be no surprise City pounced on the counter-attack with one of the debutants, John Guidetti, playing a key role before Jo calmly stroked the ball home.
When Given stood tall to beat away a Barnes effort after the midfielder had been sent racing beyond the City defence, it appeared the script for the evening had been written.
Faced with such adversity, West Brom's mood was impressively defiant.
And although Ben Mee was fuming at being on the wrong end of an apparent push in the build-up, there was no doubting the touch of class from Zuiverloon as he belted his side level from 20 yards.
Within a couple of minutes, the Baggies were celebrating again as Cox found the same bottom corner after finding himself some space on the edge of the City box.
The swift reversal in fortune was no more than West Brom deserved and triggered the introduction of Milner in a clear effort to try to salvage the contest.
Silva soon followed but it was all to no avail as the Baggies celebrated a famous win.
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