FT: West Brom 2 Man City 3

Full Time. That's it. City win 3-2 and there's no time for the comeback. Good resolve from West Brom but it's the visitors who get the points.

90+2
Goal! Victor Anichebe! The substitute holds off Demichelis to fire past the keeper.

89
Four minutes added time.

88
Rodwell for Toure.

88
Great effort from Berahino but Pantilimon does well to save acrobatically.

87
Olsson booked.

84
Own Goal! Vydra's cross is turned back across goal by Kolarov and the ball is diverted into the net via Pantilimon.

84
Pantilimon booked.

83
Home fans filing out now.

80
Milner's shot is easily saved at the near post.

77
Garcia on for Nasri.

77
Vydra for Amalfitano.

73
Goal! Yaya Toure scores!

73
Penalty! Kolarov goes down under a challenge from Yacob.

70
Scrappy passage of play following the changes.

69
Milner for Aguero. Cautious sub by Pellegrini.

67
Berahino's cross is deflected into path of Pantilimon who claims with ease.

66
Aguero turns and sends Dzeko away. He's one-on-one with Olsson but can't beat the experienced defender.

64
Anichebe on for Long.

64
Morrison replaced by Gera. Huge ovation.

63
Probing play from City before Yacob dispossesses Nasri. Subs on their way.

62
As for West Brom, they might be losing a little bit of belief. Still searching for a clearcut opportunity.

60
Cheers from the away end as they see Everton have taken the lead at Old Trafford. Chants of Blue Moon now.

58
Berahino with a wild shot that goes well wide.

57
First concerted spell of City pressure in a while.

55
Aguero almost wriggles free in the box but his shot is blocked.

54
Morrison with the crossfield pass to Amalfitano but - from the left this time - his cross cannot find a Baggies shirt. Long might need help in the box alongside him.

52
Albion continuing to play at a high tempo in the hope of reducing their arrears.

50
Huge shouts for a penalty as Long goes down in the area. Although Kolarov stepped across him there was no contact and the referee seems to have spotted that. The crowd aren't happy though.

48
Great work from Nasri to win a corner. But his cross is claimed by Myhill.

46
City kick-off and we are underway in the second half.

Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic being introduced to the crowd. It's his first visit to the Hawthorns after supporting the club for eight years. "Goran, do you hate the Wolves?" is the chant from the stands.

Half Time. It's 2-0 at the break to Manchester City after an entertaining 45 minutes at the Hawthorns. City cut through Albion early on with Aguero and Toure scoring but it's been a more even game since. Not quite dead yet this one.

45
One minute of added time.

44
Home side have come back into this really well.

43
Albion do well to engineer space for Brunt down the left but Long dallies over the ball after receiving the cut-back and the chance is gone.

41
McAuley just misses the ball when leaping for the header.

41
Amalfitano wins a corner.

40
West Brom vulnerable on the counter but it's a good game at present.

39
Albion pushing hard now. Space opens up for Berahino to try his luck with his left but Kompany does brilliantly to close down and block the shot.

38
Brunt with a hugely ambitious shot from 30 yards but he can only find the stands.

36
Fernandinho breaks into space and plays a one-two with Aguero but volleys high over the bar from the return ball.

34
Aguero wins a dubious corner. Not clear that Myhill got a touch on that one. But it comes to nothing.

32
Both fans getting a little agitated as the referee is letting a lot go here.

30
Brunt loses the ball in the middle but Kolarov's subsequent low cross somehow eludes everyone.

29
Amalfitano's corner is a poor one but Albion retain the ball.

29
Better from West Brom as they win a corner.

26
More attractive build-up play from the back ends in Aguero firing a bouncing ball well over.

24
Goal! Yaya Toure! Kolarov gets down the left and Toure opens his body up well to take the low cross and guide it right-footed into the far corner.

23
Home crowd more animated now as Brunt gets away down the right from a quick free-kick but City clear the cross.

21
Dzeko outjumps Olsson but Aguero passes the knockdown just wide.

20
Nasri sees a free-kick cleared and then Navas has a cross blocked. City pushing for a second.

18
Lengthy spell of possession again from the visitors. No signs here of their problems on their travels.

15
That shot is more fierce though. Berahino with the effort from a similar range but it flies just wide of Pantilimon's post.

13
Amalfitano shoots wide from distance. He didn't really get hold of it.

12
Nasri with a low cross-shot from the left but Dzeko cannot get there and Myhill is down low to claim.

9
Goal! Sergio Aguero! Zabaleta gets to the byline yet again and Aguero scores from the low cross high into the net.

8
City dominating possession at the moment.

6
Great chance for Aguero as Dzeko chests into his path but the half volley flies wide of the far post.

5
Amalfitano skins Fernandinho on the right wing but his cross is claimed well by Pantilimon.

4
Zabaleta's cross finds Dzeko in space at the far post but he miscontrols and the chance is gone.

3
Foul by Demichelis on Long gives Albion the chance to swing in a cross but Olsson is adjudged offside from the free-kick.

2
Patient build-up from City before a long ball is knocked into the path of Nasri but he fires high and wide with his left foot.

1
Long gives Kompany an early shove. Welcome back, Vincent.

1
West Brom kick-off and we're up and running.

Still a few spaces but the ground is looking pretty full and the players are in the tunnel ready to go.

Ryan: "I'm worried. Our away form hasn't been the best and I don't think switching our full-backs will help."

Cheers for Zoltan Gera as he takes his place on the bench. He hasn't featured here at the Hawthorns in almost a year due to injury.

Chris from Belfast: "Disappointed to see Negredo on the bench tonight... I only hope Dzeko does the business in front of goal."

Dzeko's recall breaks up the prolific partnership between Aguero and Negredo but the big Bosnian did score all three of City's goals against Albion last season.

Our friends at Sky Bet have the odds for this one and make Man City 1/2 favourites with Albion out at 5/1. The draw is available at 100/30.

Berahino starts for the Baggies with Sessegnon dropping to the bench. The signing from Sunderland has been a little wasteful in front of goal since his arrival in the summer.

Ian has been in touch all the way from Mallorca: "As an exiled City fan, I am delighted to see our Captain Fantastic back after such a long time out injured. I hope the new partnership with Demichelis works to our favour and big Edin in the starting eleven will produce the goods tonight. I'm going for a 2-0 victory for the blue side of Manchester."

So the big team news is that Vincent Kompany returns to the City starting line-up.

West Brom: Myhill, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Brunt, Amalfitano, Morrison, Berahino, Long. Subs: Daniels, Gera, Lugano, Anichebe, Popov, Sessegnon, Vydra.

Man City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko. Subs: Hart, Lescott, Richards, Garcia, Rodwell, Negredo, Milner.

Some news on the kick-off time. We have a delay due to traffic problems. Kick-off will now be at 8.15pm.

Albion also have one of the best matchday programmes going. Steve Clarke's notes in there striking an optimistic tone: "We are unbeaten in our last four home league games and we need to show tonight that we can beat any team that comes to the Hawthorns."

In the meantime, if you're playing cliche bingo out there it's my duty to tell you that the Hawthorns is the highest ground in the country.

We'll have the team news shortly.

It's Adam Bate here at a chilly Hawthorns to see if City can improve their perplexingly poor away form. Any thoughts on the game, fire them my way on Twitter @ghostgoal or by email over at adam.bate@bskyb.com

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  
Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Fri, 25 Jul 2014

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