Leyton Orient 0 West Brom 2: Roberto di Matteo rings changes as Baggies ease to Carling Cup win

25 August 2010 10:22
West Bromwich Albion eased their way into the next round with goals from Pablo Ibanez and teenager Chris Wood.[LNB]And it was another 18-year-old in midfielder Sam Mantom who came in for his first senior game and impressed with his all-round game.[LNB] On target: Chris Wood celebrates his injury-time goal at Orient [LNB]It was dead ball specialist Mantom whose driven free-kick gave raiding central defender Ibanez the chance to flash a header into the top right corner, giving Orient's excellent keeper Jamie Jones no chance.[LNB]Albion always held the League One side at arms length although home striker Scott McGleish could have made it a different story when he hammered an eighth minute shot towards the left corner, only for Boaz Myhill to claw the ball away for a corner.[LNB]McGleish also had a diving header in the second half but it was wide.He also had another headed chance that was aimed for the top corner butMyhill held his point.[LNB] Perfect start: Pablo Ibanez is mobbed by his team-mates after opening the scoring [LNB]Orient boss Russell Slade said: 'I was disappointed, that wasn't the side I know. We did improve in the second half but didn't put them underenough pressure.'[LNB]Albion coach Michael Appleton said: 'We were pleased with our young boys coming in especially young Sam who has matured physically.[LNB]'Once he was too easy to knock off the ball but we sent him out to Iceland for experience and he's come back a better player. [LNB]'As for the Premier League, that's more difficult and it could dependon whether we have injuries if he is to get his chance. But he has donenothing wrong with his performance.'[LNB]  Carling Cup second round - all the action from Tuesday night's matchesSign up to our FREE Fantasy Football game - with £40,000 in prize money up for grabsWEST BROMWICH ALBION FC

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