Saturday February 5, 2011 Day 26 Finished The City of Manchester Stadium

Manchester City 3 - 0 West Bromwich Albion

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Manchester City
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • 90+3' Abdul Razak midfielder replaces David Silva. All over! Myhill saves from Wright-Phillips. Last action of the match. Great victory for City.
    • 89' Three minutes to be added to this match.
    • 88' More good news for City as news comes through that Newcastle have fought back to level with Arsenal from 0-4 to 4-4! City will be one point behind the Gunners now in third spot.
    • 87' Dzeko tries to find a fourth goal, but straight down the throat of Myhill in the visiting goal.
    • 86' West Brom make their own change. Somen Tchoyi takes over from Odemwingie.
    • 85' Tevez departs to be replaced by Shaun Wright-Phillips. Standing ovation. Superb stuff from him today.
    • 84' Solid defending by Kolo Toure. Really impressive as Vela tried to threaten inside the box. Going to be a change.
    • 83' Boateng joins the party as he races down a flank. Great tackle by Mulumbu on Kolarov.
    • 82' Vela gets a shot away inside the home box. No power on it as Hart collects.
    • 81' Dzeko inches away from a goal! Myhill took a sore one there. Just missed the cross by Milner.
    • 80' Reid booked for taking down Kolarov. Can't have any complaints about that.
    • 79' Barry beats the offside trap. Crosses to Tevez, but the ball bobbles as he whacks over the bar from ten yards out. What a chance missed for the fourth!
    • 78' Kompany makes a decent tackle on Fortune. Silva sees a deflected shot hit the sidenetting seconds later. Corner to City.
    • 77' Clock just ticking down as Hart comes to pick up the ball on the edge of the box. The referee could stop this contest now.
    • 76' Vela sees an attempted cross sail over a bar. Sums it up really.
    • 75' West Brom with 56% of possession in this half, but City content to let them have it. They have done their work for the day.
    • 74' Shorey's delivery from the corner is headed out before Scharner nods wide from Morrison's cross seconds later.
    • 73' Great tackle by Boateng, who makes a wonderful sliding tackle on Vela. Had to get that right or it would have been a penalty.
    • 72' Vela tackled by Kolo Toure before Harts wallops the ball up the park.
    • 71' Kompany steps in to make another timely tackle. West Brom finding it really difficult to get any joy out that City defence at the moment.
    • 70' Hart keeps an eye on the shot. Looked like it was swerving wide from Shorey, but he palmed it past a post.
    • 69' West Brom earn a free-kick as Milner fouls Vela. Chance here for the visiting side.
    • 68' Here comes another change. Off goes Brunt and on comes Gonzalo Jara. Brunt has tried his hardest today. Been a thankless task.
    • 67' Vela tries to keep a ball in down a flank, but it is a bit of a hopeless situation for City at the moment. The home fans well wrapped up in this rain.
    • 66' Brunt from 30 yards! Sees his shot fly wide of the goal! Always hopeful from that range.
    • 65' City just going through the motions at the moment. The sting was taken out of their attacking instincts with that third goal. Happy to see this out.
    • 64' West Brom try to cut a dash through the heart of the City defence, but the home side have enough bodies back to deal with that threat.
    • 63' Milner on the ball, but Zabaleta just knocks it out of play looking for Zabaleta.
    • 62' Edin Dzeko replaces Yaya Toure. Home fans really enjoying what they are watching at the moment.
    • 61' Fortune blows a golden chance! Through on goal from Mulumbu's pass, but he hits the sidenetting with Hart to beat. Really poor finish.
    • 60' Reid takes a tumble after a late one by Zabaleta. No booking though.
    • 59' City on easy street. Every time West Brom get the ball, they are guility of giving it straight back to the home team. Asking for trouble really.
    • 58' Silva showing some more lovely skills, as is Tevez. Kolarov with a corner. Breaks to Kolo Toure, but his shot is deflected for another corner.
    • 57' Brunt lets fly from distance. Over the bar. Certainly got hold of that shot, but was always rising from outside the area.
    • 56' City with enough bodies at the back. They continue to opt for the patient build-up at the back. No need to go anywhere with the ball.
    • 55' Zabaleta concedes a corner to be taken by Brunt. High to the back post, but well out by Kolarov.
    • 54' News that Morrison was booked in the first period for his foul on Silva. The visitors on the ball in the City half.
    • 53' Yaya Toure to Silva. He ducks and dives, but his shot hits off a black and white shirt. City piling it on.
    • 52' Morrison has a go from 25 yards out. Shot straight into the wall. Poor attempt really.
    • 51' Barry penalised for a late chop on Odemwingie. Free-kick to West Brom. Can they find a goal.
    • 50' Chance for City on the break. Just too much pace on the pass from Yaya Toure, and the ball breaks away from Tevez.
    • 49' Great dig from Odemwingie from 25 yards out! Cut inside his marker before drilling a shot wide of the goal from distance. Lovely effort.
    • 48' Myhill forced to dash out of his goal to whack the ball away from Tevez. He is a constant menace.
    • 47' The visitors have made a change at the break. Carlos Vela replaces Jerome Thomas, who is hooked after his handball led to the third for the home team. City in possession.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second period. No sign of that rain letting up.
    • 45+2' There goes the whislte for the break! Has been all City! They lead 3-0 with surely more to come in the second period.
    • 44' Brunt drills a free-kick over the bar. High and not very handsome. Two minutes to be added to the half.
    • 43' Zabaleta takes out Odemwingie. The Man City defender is going to be booked for that one.
    • 42' If Di Matteo chews any harder on his chewing gum, he is going to bite through his tongue. Not been a great half for his side as Reid sends a cross into no-man's land.
    • 41' Almost a fourth for Tevez! Silva broke at speed up the park. Tevez tries to pass beyond Myhill, but the ball trickles past a post with the visiting keeper beaten.
    • 40' Last five minutes of the half. Yaya Toure is penalised for a late challenge on Mulumbu.
    • 39' Great save by Hart! Dived to his right to tip a Morrison volley. That effort by the Scotland player was fairly travelling from 25 yards out.
    • 38' City fans in party mood. Only 38 minutes gone, but this is already a long afternoon for the visiting team.
    • 37' GOAL TO CITY! Game, set and match. Lovely finish by Tevez. Tucked away to the right of Myhill who just couldn't cope with the pace and direction.
    • 36' PENALTY TO CITY! Thomas is deemed to have touched the ball with his hand in controlling the ball. Here comes Tevez......
    • 35' Boateng jumps highest in the City box to head away from Thomas, who has looked dangerous at intervals for the visitors this afternoon.
    • 34' Finally Zabaleta makes a charge into the visiting box, but the ball hits off his chest and Myhill comes to collect.
    • 33' Has really been an exhibition of football by City in this match. They are a joy to watch when they are in this mood. All one-touch stuff at the moment. West Brom can't get near it.
    • 32' Yaya Toure appeals for a free-kick as he goes to ground under pressure from Thomas, but nothing doing and on we go.
    • 31' West Brow really hemmed in as Reid shows his frustration with a late tackle on Kolarov. Free-kick to City.
    • 30' Kolarov thumps a shot off the West Brom bar. That was some hit from 35 yards out. Swerved and dipped in the air. Myhill got a slight touch. So important he got the touch.
    • 29' Great tackle by Olsson there on Silva in the area. Had to make that challenge in the area or that was number three.
    • 28' Not quite as bad as Newcastle's 0-4 scoreline with Arsenal so far, but another City goal here will surely put this match to bed. Milner on the ball.
    • 27' West Brom on the attack. Odemwingie throws a cross into the box, but that is an aimless cross and Hart picks it up with some ease.
    • 26' Nice bit of play by Thomas. Some really fine play. Raced into the box, but he is offside as he knocks a shot wide of the goal.
    • 25' Milner up to join the attack, but his touch is too heavy and the ball rolls behind for a goalkick to West Brom.
    • 24' Strong play by Boateng down a flank. He throws the cross into the box, but it hits the sidenetting. The visitors have a bit of respite.
    • 23' Di Matteo's suit is taking a hammering in the rain, and his side are in danger of taking a hammering unless they can get hold of Tevez. City knock the ball around on the halfway line.
    • 22' Its all coming up roses for City today, even in this rain. They are the dominant force and class is beginning to tell. West Brom need a reply urgently.
    • 21' GOAL TO CITY! Tevez shows wonderful skill in the box to escape his marker before slipping a shot beyond Myhill. Great play to dance away from Olsson as he slid in.
    • 20' City finally break out as Morrison brings down Silva. The home team back in possession.
    • 19' Brunt with another corner, but this time Barry is back to head out of the area before Kompany does likewise with a clearance seconds late. West Brom enjoying a spell of pressure.
    • 18' Brunt's corner is headed clear by Kolarov. Ball drops to Morrison who sees a volley fly over the bar. Worth a bash from that distance.
    • 17' A lot of work to be done for the visitors. Kompany heads out of play and West Brom have a corner.
    • 16' GOAL TO CITY! Tevez rolls the ball into the bottom right hand corner of Myhill's net with the visiting keeper heading in the other direction. Super little finish.
    • 15' PENALTY TO CITY! Kolarov tumbles under pressure from Reid in box and the referee has bought it. Tevez to take this one........
    • 14' On we go after that stoppage. Olsson fouls Tevez. Free-kick to City.
    • 13' Another corner from Brunt. This time Scharner meets it with his head. Nods just wide of the target. The West Brom player is needing a bit of treatment after hitting the back of the head of Fortune.
    • 12' Corner from Brunt is met by Olsson, who sees his header tipped over the bar by Hart. The Man City keeper had to keep an eye on that.
    • 11' Great effort by Brunt. Free-kick low and hard from 25 yards out, but Hart got down to tip the shot wide of goal.
    • 10' Kompany clips Odemwingie and West Brom have a free-kick. Chance to test Hart here.
    • 9' Kolo Toure rolls the ball back to Hart. That almost caught Hart by surprise, but he dashes back to hoist the ball out of his goal.
    • 8' West Brom living dangerously, but they have still to concede. City binging on 61% of possession. Ball with City at the halfway line.
    • 7' This has been a bright start by the home team. Great tackle by Reid to knock the ball away from Yaya Toure as he dashed into the box.
    • 6' Barry runs onto a Silva pass, but there are no takers as his cross flies across the goal.
    • 5' City win the ball back from Thomas. They knock it around at the back before Tevez breaks. Chips to the back post, but just too much pace on that cross for Silva.
    • 4' West Brom with four changes today as Marc Antoine Fortune, James Morrison, Steven Reid and Nicky Shorey all starting. Here they come now.
    • 3' So unlucky for City! Tevez hits a post from ten yards out with a volley. Myhill was left stranded, but the ball came back out to safety.
    • 2' Jerome Boateng is taken out of the play in the opening seconds by a crunching Chris Brunt tackle. That is a bad challenge. Luck to avoid a booking there.
    • 1' We are off and running in this one. A minute's applause there for City's 1969 FA Cup hero Neil Young after his death.
    • 14.55 Teams out on the pitch. Stadium looks lovely despite the rain. Grass is lush for early February in the UK.
    • 14.50 Check out our exclusive interview with the West Bromwich Albion manager Robert Di Matteo on why City are the new Chelsea. Click here for Di Matteo's thoughts....
    • 14.45 Shaun Wright-Phillips is on the bench, but Roberto Mancini is adamant that he still has a role to play at the club. "Last week Shaun had a problem with his back but it is possible he could come in on the bench on Saturday against West Brom. He will be important for the rest of the season because he is a good player. If he finds his confidence again it is possible."
    • 14.40 The referee is Martin Atkinson from West Yorkshire.
    • 14.35 Teams: Man City: Hart, Boateng, Kompany, Toure, Kolarov, Zabaleta, Toure Yaya, Barry, Milner, Tevez, Silva Subs: Given, Wright-Phillips, Dzeko, Lescott, Vieira, Jo, Razak West Brom: Myhill, Reid, Scharner, Olsson, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Brunt, Fortune, Odemwingie, Thomas Subs: Carson, Tchoyi, Pablo, Vela, Tamas, Cox, Jara
    • 14.30 City and West Brom have met twice this season, with the Baggies winning in the League Cup and the Citizens in the Premier League. City have won only one of their last four league games.
    • 14.25 West Brom didn't manage a single shot on target in their match against Man City at the Hawthorns in November, while City scored twice form just three attempts on target.
    • 14.20 West Brom have been boosted by the availability of top scorer Peter Odemwingie ahead of their match against Manchester City. The Nigeria international has recovered from an ankle injury, picked up in his team's 2-2 draw against Wigan, also in the Premier League.
    • 14.15 Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
  • Summary

    • 81' Dzeko inches away from a goal! Myhill took a sore one there. Just missed the cross by Milner.
    • 79' Barry beats the offside trap. Crosses to Tevez, but the ball bobbles as he whacks over the bar from ten yards out. What a chance missed for the fourth!
    • 61' Fortune blows a golden chance! Through on goal from Mulumbu's pass, but he hits the sidenetting with Hart to beat. Really poor finish.
    • 49' Great dig from Odemwingie from 25 yards out! Cut inside his marker before drilling a shot wide of the goal from distance. Lovely effort.
    • 41' Almost a fourth for Tevez! Silva broke at speed up the park. Tevez tries to pass beyond Myhill, but the ball trickles past a post with the visiting keeper beaten.
    • 39' Great save by Hart! Dived to his right to tip a Morrison volley. That effort by the Scotland player was fairly travelling from 25 yards out.
    • 37' GOAL TO CITY! Game, set and match. Lovely finish by Tevez. Tucked away to the right of Myhill who just couldn't cope with the pace and direction.
    • 30' Kolarov thumps a shot off the West Brom bar. That was some hit from 35 yards out. Swerved and dipped in the air. Myhill got a slight touch. So important he got the touch.
    • 29' Great tackle by Olsson there on Silva in the area. Had to make that challenge in the area or that was number three.
    • 21' GOAL TO CITY! Tevez shows wonderful skill in the box to escape his marker before slipping a shot beyond Myhill. Great play to dance away from Olsson as he slid in.
    • 16' GOAL TO CITY! Tevez rolls the ball into the bottom right hand corner of Myhill's net with the visiting keeper heading in the other direction. Super little finish.
    • 15' PENALTY TO CITY! Kolarov tumbles under pressure from Reid in box and the referee has bought it. Tevez to take this one........
    • 13' Another corner from Brunt. This time Scharner meets it with his head. Nods just wide of the target. The West Brom player is needing a bit of treatment after hitting the back of the head of Fortune.
    • 12' Corner from Brunt is met by Olsson, who sees his header tipped over the bar by Hart. The Man City keeper had to keep an eye on that.
    • 11' Great effort by Brunt. Free-kick low and hard from 25 yards out, but Hart got down to tip the shot wide of goal.
    • 7' This has been a bright start by the home team. Great tackle by Reid to knock the ball away from Yaya Toure as he dashed into the box.
    • 3' So unlucky for City! Tevez hits a post from ten yards out with a volley. Myhill was left stranded, but the ball came back out to safety.
    • 14.35 Teams: Man City: Hart, Boateng, Kompany, Toure, Kolarov, Zabaleta, Toure Yaya, Barry, Milner, Tevez, Silva Subs: Given, Wright-Phillips, Dzeko, Lescott, Vieira, Jo, Razak West Brom: Myhill, Reid, Scharner, Olsson, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Brunt, Fortune, Odemwingie, Thomas Subs: Carson, Tchoyi, Pablo, Vela, Tamas, Cox, Jara

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Hart
      • J. Boateng
      • K. Touré
      • V. Kompany
      • A. Kolarov
      • J. Milner
      • G. Barry
      • D. Silva Substitution Out (90′)
      • Y. Touré Substitution Out (63′)
      • P. Zabaleta Yellow Card
      • C. Tévez Goals×3 Substitution Out (86′)

      Subs

      • P. Vieira
      • S. Wright-Phillips Substitution In86′
      • S. Given
      • J. Lescott
      • E. Dzeko Substitution In63′
      • A. Razak Substitution In90′
    • Starting line-up

      • B. Myhill
      • S. Reid Yellow Card
      • P. Scharner
      • J. Olsson
      • N. Shorey
      • Y. Mulumbu
      • J. Morrison Yellow Card
      • C. Brunt Substitution Out (70′)
      • M. Fortuné
      • J. Thomas Substitution Out (45′)
      • P. Odemwingie Substitution Out (88′)

      Subs

      • S. Carson
      • G. Tamas
      • G. Jara Substitution In70′
      • S. Tchoyi Substitution In88′
      • S. Cox
      • Pablo
      • C. Vela Substitution In45′
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