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West Bromwich Albion
2 - 1
Manchester City

League Cup 3rd Round

The Hawthorns

22/9/10

Attendance: 10,418

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

West Bromwich AlbionManchester City
Zuiverloon 55 , Cox 57 Jo 19
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.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday September 22 2010
Time: 10:03PM

Comments

0
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
22/09/2010 22:47:00
0
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
22/09/2010 22:56:00
0
Hats off to an under-strength West Brom........
RobsonGreensleeves
22/09/2010 23:30:00
0
We tried to be too clever and got done, so well done WB, and we got what we deserved.
johnkelv
22/09/2010 23:49:00
0
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
23/09/2010 00:55:00
0
I think we need to win something before we start being arrogant in cup competitions.
Spud 1
23/09/2010 02:19:00
0
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
23/09/2010 03:46:00
0
Ah now we know why WHL was empty on Tuesday.. Spurs fans were here gloating :)
Sajit
23/09/2010 05:31:00
0
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
23/09/2010 06:03:00
0
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
23/09/2010 08:15:00
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