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West Bromwich Albion 2 - Manchester City 1

League Cup 3rd Round

The Hawthorns

22/9/10

Attendance: 10,418

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

West Bromwich Albion
2 - 1
Manchester City
Zuiverloon 55 , Cox 57
 
Jo 19
 
Venue: The Hawthorns
 
Attendance: 10,418
The Teams
Myhill
 
 
 
Given
 
 
Zuiverloon
 
 
 
Vidal
 
 
54
Meite
 
 
 
Boyata
 
 
Ibanez
 
 
 
Mee
 
 
Shorey
 
 
67
 
Cunningham
 
 
Tchoyi
 
 
 
A Johnson
 
 
Reid
 
 
 
Vieira
 
 
Dorrans
 
 
 
Ibrahim
 
 
71
Barnes
 
 
 
Jo
 
 
Bednar
 
 
82
 
Santa Cruz
 
 
80
Cox
 
 
 
Guidetti
 
 
Substitutes
Carson (GK)
 
 
 
Taylor (GK)
 
 
Olsson
 
 
 
Kompany
 
 
Brunt
 
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
54
Odemwingie
 
 
 
Milner
 
 
71
Fortune
 
 
82
 
Silva
 
 
80
Scharner
 
 
 
Kay
 
 
Jara
 
 
67
 
Veseli
 
 
Game Statistics
16
Goal Attempts
7
8
On Target
5
8
Corners
5
14
Fouls
11
55
%
45
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: An immensely disappointing performance from a young Manchester City side against an equally much changed West Bromwich Albion. It was a cup tie in every sense towards the final whistle in front of a less than half full Hawthorns. City were outplayed from the moment Jo's excellent finish went in, and but for Shay Given's brilliance, The Baggies could have racked up 4 goals by half time. City's youngest ever back four were ruthlessly exposed. Older heads Milner, Silva and Zabaleta were brought on, but could do little to turn the tie around. By contrast, the booed off Roque Santa Cruz's efforts were non existent. Ultimately City have thrown away a chance to progress on four fronts this season. Roberto Mancini must surely confess that he got the mix wrong, particularly across the back four.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 22 2010

Time: 10:03PM

Your Comments

a massive risk that didn't pay off, a wasted opportunity in my opinion but its clear that the overwhelming priority is top 4
arthur7171
There's strong feeling across Planet Blue over that suicidal back four selection when we have a solid enough squad to play at least two senior heads back there. The general consensus is we expect a strong showing, in fact demand it against Chelsea after what was served up for the travelling Blues tonight.
Johnny Baguette
Hats off to an under-strength West Brom........
RobsonGreensleeves
We tried to be too clever and got done, so well done WB, and we got what we deserved.
johnkelv
Mancini on fielding youngsters: "If they do not play tonight, when will they ever play?" Fair comment really. Arguably we needed a few more senior players on the pitch if we were to win the game, but its a learning curve that United and Arsenal youngsters have been exposed to over the years and now its City's turn. If we beat Chelsea at the weekend - im sure this loss will be long forgotten.
eighthsin
I think we need to win something before we start being arrogant in cup competitions.
Spud 1
I am all for blooding youngsters in cup comps .......but FFS why so many in this game ....surely we have enough senior players to put up a decent side and still blood a couple of the young guys.
Doody
Ah now we know why WHL was empty on Tuesday.. Spurs fans were here gloating :)
Sajit
We had an entire second squad out injured so Mancini was left to play his THIRD TEAM SQUAD with the exception of two players (Given and Johnson). What would have happened if he had played two or three first teamers and they had got injured? RM had set his squad out to compete on all fronts this season but even he couldn't have forseen 8 SQUAD MEMBERS OUT WITH INJURY.
Thaibluefan
Really, money comments like that from "123spurs" are less relevant than ever in this thread. He obviously must think names like "Vidal" and "Mee" and "Boyata" and "Ibrahim" and "Cunningham" are 15 million quid signings from Bournemouth rather than academy products.
StuMCFC
123 - what's an "abai dabai card"?
Bluedub
Disappointing night but as folk have said, Mancini decided to play a third tier team. Bit embarrasing to lose but at least it wasn't as embarrasing as the Liverpool defeat.
Tudor
 

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