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  • Date:22 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Zuiverloon (54)
    Cox (56) Cox (56)
  • Jo (18)
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95mins

Ibanez Pablo fouled by John Guidetti, the ref awards a free kick. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

94mins

Graham Dorrans decides to take a short corner.

94mins

Giles Barnes sends in a cross.

93mins

Giles Barnes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham. Greg Cunningham takes the free kick.

92mins

James Milner takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Gianni Zuiverloon.

92mins

James Milner takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Giles Barnes on Greg Cunningham. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.

90mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune challenges Ben Mee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the right by-line to the near post, Ibanez Pablo makes a clearance.

88mins

David Silva challenges Ibanez Pablo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

88mins

David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Reid.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Reid on John Guidetti. Pablo Zabaleta takes the free kick.

84mins

Corner taken right-footed by Giles Barnes from the left by-line, Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.

84mins

A cross is delivered by Steven Reid, Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.

82mins

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.

81mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Vieira by Somen Tchoyi. Shay Given takes the free kick.

80mins

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.

79mins

Joao Alves Jo sends in a cross, Ibanez Pablo manages to make a clearance.

77mins

Shot by Adam Johnson from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

76mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roque Santa Cruz by Steven Reid. James Milner restarts play with the free kick.

74mins

Drilled right-footed shot by Somen Tchoyi. Dedryk Boyata gets a block in.

73mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans by Patrick Vieira. Free kick taken by Steven Reid.

72mins

Adam Johnson fouled by Gonzalo Jara, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta takes the free kick.

71mins

James Milner comes on in place of Abdisalam Ibrahim.

70mins

Graham Dorrans challenges Greg Cunningham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Mee.

70mins

The ball is crossed by Steven Reid, Ben Mee manages to make a clearance.

68mins

Abdisalam Ibrahim concedes a free kick for a foul on Giles Barnes. Giles Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

68mins

Handball by Graham Dorrans. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Vieira.

67mins

Gonzalo Jara replaces Nicky Shorey.

65mins

Simon Cox has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

64mins

The ball is crossed by Somen Tchoyi, save by Shay Given.

64mins

The ball is delivered by Giles Barnes.

63mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Giles Barnes.

61mins

The referee penalises Somen Tchoyi for handball. Shay Given takes the free kick.

61mins

Centre by Gianni Zuiverloon.

61mins

The ball is sent over by Somen Tchoyi.

59mins

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.

57mins

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.

55mins

Goal scored by Gianni Zuiverloon from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Man City.

54mins

Pablo Zabaleta replaces Javan Vidal.

53mins

Giles Barnes takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

52mins

Patrick Vieira fouled by Graham Dorrans, the ref awards a free kick. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.

51mins

Shot from 12 yards by John Guidetti. Save by Boaz Myhill.

50mins

Outswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson from the left by-line played to the near post, Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.

49mins

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.

46mins

The ball is delivered by Somen Tchoyi, Shay Given manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Simon Cox fouled by Roque Santa Cruz, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Cox restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

John Guidetti crosses the ball.

43mins

The official flags Javan Vidal offside. Nicky Shorey takes the free kick.

43mins

Roman Bednar has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

42mins

John Guidetti is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nicky Shorey takes the indirect free kick.

41mins

Somen Tchoyi fouled by Javan Vidal, the ref awards a free kick. Giles Barnes takes the free kick.

39mins

Centre by John Guidetti, clearance by Steven Reid.

37mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Simon Cox misses to the right of the target.

35mins

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.

35mins

John Guidetti is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Simon Cox.

34mins

Abdoulaye Meite fouled by John Guidetti, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Reid restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

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.

32mins

Short corner taken by Giles Barnes.

32mins

Corner taken right-footed by Giles Barnes from the left by-line, clearance by Greg Cunningham.

31mins

Somen Tchoyi delivers the ball, clearance by Abdisalam Ibrahim.

26mins

Steven Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joao Alves Jo. Patrick Vieira takes the free kick.

24mins

Javan Vidal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Somen Tchoyi. Direct free kick taken by Giles Barnes.

24mins

Roman Bednar takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

23mins

Simon Cox has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

23mins

Somen Tchoyi takes a shot. Patrick Vieira gets a block in.

23mins

The ball is sent over by Giles Barnes.

22mins

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Blocked by Greg Cunningham.

22mins

Graham Dorrans sends in a cross, Patrick Vieira makes a clearance.

21mins

Corner taken by Giles Barnes from the left by-line played to the near post, Roque Santa Cruz makes a clearance.

21mins

The ball is crossed by Giles Barnes, Javan Vidal makes a clearance.

21mins

The ball is swung over by Giles Barnes, Patrick Vieira manages to make a clearance.

20mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Giles Barnes.

19mins

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.

18mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Giles Barnes, save made by Shay Given.

17mins

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

16mins

Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson, Gianni Zuiverloon manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Somen Tchoyi by Javan Vidal results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Graham Dorrans.

10mins

Giles Barnes produces a cross, Shay Given makes a save.

9mins

The ball is delivered by Joao Alves Jo.

6mins

Graham Dorrans concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdisalam Ibrahim. Direct free kick taken by Adam Johnson.

6mins

Effort on goal by Somen Tchoyi from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

4mins

Joao Alves Jo fouled by Gianni Zuiverloon, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Cunningham restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

The ball is delivered by Greg Cunningham, clearance by Abdoulaye Meite.

4mins

The ball is crossed by Roque Santa Cruz, Nicky Shorey manages to make a clearance.

3mins

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.

Match Preview

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."

Formation:442Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

West Brom

Formation: 433Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Gianni Zuiverloon
  • Abdoulaye Meite
  • Ibanez Pablo
  • Nicky Shorey
  • Somen Tchoyi
  • Steven Reid
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Giles Barnes
  • Roman Bednar
  • Simon Cox
  • SUBS
  • Scott Carson
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Chris Brunt
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
  • Paul Scharner
  • Gonzalo Jara

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Match Report

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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