Saturday October 20, 2012 Day 8 Finished The Hawthorns

  1. Premier League - Dzeko claims injury-time winner for 10-man City

    Premier League - Dzeko claims injury-time winner for 10-man City

    Edin Dzeko struck twice, the second of which came deep into injury time, as 10-man Manchester City defeated West Brom 2-1 at The Hawthorns. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Manchester City
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    • 90+5' FULL TIME. What an impact from Edin Dzeko! He wins the game for City with two goals in the last 10 minutes. City were a man and a goal down as well following Milner's red card and Long's strike.
    • 90+5' More drama! Lukaku almost converts from eight yards as West Brom pile pressure on!
    • 90+4' Now Dzeko is looking for his hat-trick and a low effort rolls into the arms of Foster. What an impact he has had.
    • 90+2' GOAL! West Brom 1-2 Manchester City! Dzeko in injury time! He has won this game for City and the travelling fans are going absolutely crazy! West Brom were pushing for a winner and were punished on the break as Aguero picked out Dzeko with a gorgeous pass and the Bosnian struck a lovely first-time shot inside the far post.
    • 90+1' The fourth official says we will have four added minutes as Dzeko sends a shot high into the stands.
    • 90' Big chance for West Brom! Ridgewell picks out Lukaku with a cross from the left but the big striker heads straight at Hart when unmarked!
    • 90' Toure goes into the book.
    • 89' Odemwingie has a sight at goal and flashes a fierce effort over the bar from 20 yards. A decent shot from the Nigeria international.
    • 87' City go close! Richards get a thumping header to a corner but his effort is blocked by Tamas. West Brom go up the other end and Lukaku just fails to get to an Odemwingie cross with the goal gaping.
    • 85' Stat from Infostrada: "Edin Dzeko comes off the bench to score. This is the third goal he has scored as a substitute this season – more than any other player."
    • 83' City respond with a change of their own, Aleksandar Kolarov replacing Tevez as they restore some balance to the side after Dzeko's introduction.
    • 82' Now West Brom make a change as Long is replaced by Romelu Lukaku in attack.
    • 80' GOAL! West Brom 1-1 Manchester City! Dzeko makes an immediate impact. Tevez whips in a free kick and Foster comes for it too late. Dzeko gets to the ball ahead of the stranded keeper and flicks a back header into the net. Terrible goalkeeping.
    • 79' City go for broke as Barry is replaced by Edin Dzeko, who saunters upfield and into attack.
    • 78' Aguero finds Tevez to the left of the box but West Brom are back in numbers and see the ball behind for a corner.
    • 77' Odemwingie finds a pocket of space 20 yards from goal and a low effort is deflected behind by Lescott for a rare Baggies corner.
    • 75' Micah Richards looks keen to get a goal back as he surges forward from right-back and sees his shot deflected behind for a corner.
    • 74' As things stand, City will be seven points behind Chelsea, three behind Manchester United and two behind West Brom in the Premier League table.
    • 72' A change for West Brom as the lively Morrison is replaced by Zoltan Gera.
    • 71' Stat from Infostrada: "Shane Long scored his third PL goal of the season. It was his second career PL goal against Manchester City after netting for Reading in their 2-0 home win in March 2008."
    • 69' What a shocker. City have been the better side since half time but West Brom were ruthless in taking that chance. Are they on for yet another home win, a fifth in five?
    • 67' GOAL! West Brom 1-0 Manchester City! Long puts the home side in front, firmly against the run of play. He times his run perfectly to get in behind Kompany and latch onto a mis-hit shot from Odemwingie, and the finish is delicious as he just guides the ball past Hart with his instep.
    • 66' A nice move from City concludes with Richards squaring for Aguero, whose low shot deflects off McAuley for a corner. Foster punches clear.
    • 64' Here is Aguero and he replaces Balotelli, who threatened to lose his temper completely.
    • 63' Dorrans comes off to be replaced by Peter Odemwingie.
    • 62' City are getting Aguero ready...
    • 61' Toure is given responsibility for the free kick but his curling effort floats harmlessly over the bar. Disappointing again from the set-piece.
    • 60' Controversy! Fortune booked for a blatant handball right in front of Clattenburg, but City are adamant it occurred just inside the box. Replays show it didn't, but Balotelli leads the furious appeals.
    • 59' What a miss! City should be in front. Richards heads a Tevez free kick back across goal and after Balotelli makes a mess of his attempted shot, Toure only succeeds in directing a header over the bar with Foster nowhere. He had to hit the target from eight yards.
    • 58' Mulumbu plays a pass into Fortune in the box and the forward tries to return the favour with a backheel. However, it lacks direction and instead of being clever that just comes across as sloppy.
    • 57' Tevez takes charge of the set-piece and though he gets plenty of power behind his shot, the contact is wrong and the ball soars wide.
    • 56' Mulumbu brings down Balotelli. It was a theatrical fall from the Italian but it wins City a free kick 35 yards out.
    • 55' Long has been buzzing around with little reward today, save for drawing Milner into that red card - the first of his career. The game's tempo has dropped a bit and chances have dried up.
    • 54' If I was Mancini I'd be bringing Aguero on now. He is such a talented striker and can sniff out chances anywhere.
    • 52' Balotelli doesn't hear the whistle and does Tamas with a lovely bit of skill. Shame that counts for nothing.
    • 50' Stat from Opta: "City have allowed the opposition the joint-fewest shots on target against them this season (22). Just 11 of those have been from inside the box, a divisional-low."
    • 49' City pile on the pressure. Balotelli comes in from the right this time and pulls the ball back across goal. It rolls into space, but Clichy arrives with a searing drive that strikes a West Brom shirt.
    • 48' Great save from Foster! Balotelli pushes the ball wide to Tevez and his thumping drive appears to be heading for the top corner until Foster flings out an arm. Superb goalkeeping.
    • 47' No changes from either side so Balotelli continues despite walking a very fine line.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
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    • 45+4' HALF TIME. Ten-man City are level at the break with Balotelli the key protagonist.
    • 45+2' A dangerous free kick from Dorrans is headed behind by Lescott. A corner to City. Dorrans again, and after Barry heads clear Morrison sends a volley soaring over the bar.
    • 45+1' We will have four added minutes.
    • 44' Balotelli - already booked of course - has a few words to say to Clattenburg which is unwise to say the least. He is angry after being penalised for a foul on Long.
    • 43' Now West Brom fail to deal with a corner and Barry floats a clever pass across goal to try and find Tevez, who leaps into the air but cannot connect with a flying volley.
    • 42' Feeling in the mood, Balotelli collects a pass from Nasri and from a tight angle thumps in a low shot that takes a deflection before looping up into the air.
    • 41' Chance for City! Balotelli cuts inside from the right and fires in a thunderous low shot that Foster does superbly well to save. Inches away from the opener.
    • 39' McAuley comes out of defence to contest a header with Balotelli and drags the striker back by his neck. The reaction is a touch theatrical but it is a foul nevertheless.
    • 38' A neat shot from Yacob as he collect the ball on the left, takes a touch and rifles a drive wide from 20 yards or so. That had Hart scrambling a touch.
    • 37' Now Nasri swings a boot at the ball from 10 yards out but he fails to get a firm connection from the aerial cross and Foster allows the ball to come into his stomach.
    • 36' After a lengthy delay, Balotelli steps up and thumps a shot against the wall. Another disappointing set-piece from City.
    • 35' Clichy pings the ball up the line to Tevez, who cuts in from the left and draws a clumsy foul from compatriot Yacob. A free kick in a central area and a booking.
    • 34' Superb work from Toure as he anticipates a pass in midfield and saunters forward to intercept. City don't make anything of it though.
    • 33' Stat from Infostrada: "Manchester City received their first PL red card since Mario Balotelli at Arsenal on April 8. The club have won only one of their last four PL matches when down to 10 men."
    • 32' Now it is the turn of Tamas to go into the book for halting a City break in pretty cynical fashion.
    • 30' Joe Hart is winded after Dorrans slips a pass to Morrison and then gets around Richards to try and collect the return ball that spins towards goal, sticking his leg out in the process and catching the keeper.
    • 28' Tamas is down in pain after Tevez comes in late. Now that was deserving of a booking, not that one is forthcoming.
    • 27' What a bizarre booking. Long throws out an arm to keep the ball in play and is shown a yellow for handball. That was completely unnecessary.
    • 26' West Brom were gifted possession when Kompany made a mistake to lose the ball. Very unlike him.
    • 25' Dorrans takes the free kick for West Brom but can't beat the wall. Mancini - predictably - looked furious with the decision but it looked a red at first glance and replays did nothing to counter that belief. Long was through and Milner was the last man.
    • 23' RED CARD! Milner dismissed to leave City down to 10 men! He brings down Shane Long with a clumsy challenge 20 yards from goal. The striker was through, even if Lescott was arriving to the side.
    • 21' And there's the more palatable side of Balotelli. He pulls down a cross-field pass with a gorgeous first touch and picks out Tevez with a cross. His hooked volley from the near side of the box flies wide though.
    • 19' Speak of the devil. Balotelli goes into the referee's book when clattering into Yacob from behind and knocking him to the floor after the ball has gone. What a silly challenge.
    • 18' A lull in proceedings at the Hawthorns. This game does have a very combative edge though, with Toure and Balotelli mixing things up.
    • 16' There's all kinds of nonsense going on in the box and referee Mark Clattenburg wants words with both Toure and Ridgewell, who in turn want words with each other. The corner is headed out at the near post.
    • 15' Nasri with the corner and Micah Richards rises highest to send a header looping at goal. It might just be going over but Foster helps it on its way with an outstretched arm. Another corner.
    • 14' City are moving the ball with real purpose now and Milner finds space on the right to curl in a wicked cross towards Balotelli, who is beaten to the ball by Gareth McAuley. Corner to City.
    • 13' Balotelli cuts in from the left to lose Tamas and curls in a low effort that Foster gets down to save. The Italy striker has looked bright so far today.
    • 12' Tamas and Balotelli are involved in another coming together as a stray boot from the defender catches the City striker. That is already becoming quite a feud. One to watch.
    • 11' City show off with some intricate passing in the West Brom box but Ben Foster clutches the ball when the cross comes in from Nasri.
    • 9' Fortune races after a ball over the top from James Morrison into the right channel and though he gets his head to it, the big forward can't prevent the ball from sneaking out for a throw to City.
    • 8' A good tempo from the home side as West Brom press with intent in their own half. City are playing the ball around nicely though.
    • 7' However, it is Nasri who takes the free kick and his effort strikes Tamas in the wall and goes behind for a penalty. Richards gets his head to the delivery but Balotelli is penalised for a pull on the shirt of Tamas.
    • 6' Balotelli draws a foul from Gabriel Tamas just outside the box and stands over the dead ball...
    • 4' City are playing with Balotelli on the left and Nasri on the right, with Toure pushed up behind lone striker Tevez. It is a familiar shape - none of this three-at-the-back nonsense from Mancini today.
    • 3' Ouch. When the free kick is cleared back out to Fortune he tries to sneak around Yaya Toure and treads on the top of the Ivorian's foot. The travelling fans all mouth the word 'metatarsal' but Toure hobbles on and is okay to continue.
    • 2' Samir Nasri, midfield enforcer chops Ridgewell down from behind to earn West Brom a free kick on the left wing...
    • 1' West Brom are on the hunt inside 20 seconds and Fortune is allowed room to drill a low effort at goal from 20 yards that appears to take a deflection off Lescott before sneaking just wide. No corner though.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 15:00 By the way, my name is Tom Adams and I will be guiding you through this match at the Hawthorns. Why not follow me on Twitter? Follow Tom Adams on Twitter!
    • 14:55 City look very narrow again today with Milner, Nasri, Barrry and Toure in midfield and Tevez and Balotelli in attack. Mind you, so are West Brom, who are also lacking natural width. This game could get very congested in the middle of the park.
    • 14:50 One name to look out for today is West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob. He has made a very good impression since his summer move from Racing and the Argentine brings a bit of class to the home midfield.
    • 14:45 Time for some stats from Opta: "West Brom have failed to score in their last four Premier League games against Manchester City. Manchester City have fired in more shots on target than any other team in the top flight (48). Carlos Tevez has scored five goals in four Premier League appearances against West Brom."
    • 14:40 City have only won two of their past seven games in all competitions and sit joint second with Manchester United on 15 points from seven games. Chelsea are a further four points ahead, and they are currently 4-2 up at Spurs in injury time, so City will be facing a seven-point gap by the time this game kicks off.
    • 14:35 West Brom have won their first four home games of a top-flight league season for the first time since 1919 (that season they won their first six). They are in supreme form under new manager Steve Clarke and should be a tricky test for City today.
    • 14:30 TEAMS: West Brom: Foster; Tamas, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Yacob; Fortune, Morrison, Dorrans; Long. Subs: Daniels, Rosenberg, Lukaku, Odemwingie, Jara Reyes, Popov, Gera. /// Man City: Hart; Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Milner, Barry, Y Toure, Nasri; Balotelli, Tevez. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Dzeko, Sinclair, Kolarov, Aguero, K Toure.
    • 14:25 City make two changes as Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri come in for Pablo Zabaleta and the injured David Silva. Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez start in tandem in attack with Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero on the bench.
    • 14:20 West Brom make three changes as Liam Ridgewell comes in for Goran Popov at left-back and Zoltan Gera and Peter Odemwingie are replaced by Marc-Antoine Fortune and Graham Dorrans. Romelu Lukaku makes the bench despite missing Belgium's match against Scotland due to injury.
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at the Hawthorns.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' GOAL! West Brom 1-2 Manchester City! Dzeko in injury time! He has won this game for City and the travelling fans are going absolutely crazy! West Brom were pushing for a winner and were punished on the break as Aguero picked out Dzeko with a gorgeous pass and the Bosnian struck a lovely first-time shot inside the far post.
    • 90' Big chance for West Brom! Ridgewell picks out Lukaku with a cross from the left but the big striker heads straight at Hart when unmarked!
    • 87' City go close! Richards get a thumping header to a corner but his effort is blocked by Tamas. West Brom go up the other end and Lukaku just fails to get to an Odemwingie cross with the goal gaping.
    • 80' GOAL! West Brom 1-1 Manchester City! Dzeko makes an immediate impact. Tevez whips in a free kick and Foster comes for it too late. Dzeko gets to the ball ahead of the stranded keeper and flicks a back header into the net. Terrible goalkeeping.
    • 67' GOAL! West Brom 1-0 Manchester City! Long puts the home side in front, firmly against the run of play. He times his run perfectly to get in behind Kompany and latch onto a mis-hit shot from Odemwingie, and the finish is delicious as he just guides the ball past Hart with his instep.
    • 59' What a miss! City should be in front. Richards heads a Tevez free kick back across goal and after Balotelli makes a mess of his attempted shot, Toure only succeeds in directing a header over the bar with Foster nowhere. He had to hit the target from eight yards.
    • 49' City pile on the pressure. Balotelli comes in from the right this time and pulls the ball back across goal. It rolls into space, but Clichy arrives with a searing drive that strikes a West Brom shirt.
    • 48' Great save from Foster! Balotelli pushes the ball wide to Tevez and his thumping drive appears to be heading for the top corner until Foster flings out an arm. Superb goalkeeping.
    • 45+2' A dangerous free kick from Dorrans is headed behind by Lescott. A corner to City. Dorrans again, and after Barry heads clear Morrison sends a volley soaring over the bar.
    • 41' Chance for City! Balotelli cuts inside from the right and fires in a thunderous low shot that Foster does superbly well to save. Inches away from the opener.
    • 38' A neat shot from Yacob as he collect the ball on the left, takes a touch and rifles a drive wide from 20 yards or so. That had Hart scrambling a touch.
    • 23' RED CARD! Milner dismissed to leave City down to 10 men! He brings down Shane Long with a clumsy challenge 20 yards from goal. The striker was through, even if Lescott was arriving to the side.
    • 21' And there's the more palatable side of Balotelli. He pulls down a cross-field pass with a gorgeous first touch and picks out Tevez with a cross. His hooked volley from the near side of the box flies wide though.
    • 13' Balotelli cuts in from the left to lose Tamas and curls in a low effort that Foster gets down to save. The Italy striker has looked bright so far today.
    • 1' West Brom are on the hunt inside 20 seconds and Fortune is allowed room to drill a low effort at goal from 20 yards that appears to take a deflection off Lescott before sneaking just wide. No corner though.
    • 14:30 TEAMS: West Brom: Foster; Tamas, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Yacob; Fortune, Morrison, Dorrans; Long. Subs: Daniels, Rosenberg, Lukaku, Odemwingie, Jara Reyes, Popov, Gera. /// Man City: Hart; Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Milner, Barry, Y Toure, Nasri; Balotelli, Tevez. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Dzeko, Sinclair, Kolarov, Aguero, K Toure.
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      Goalkeeper
      6.4 5
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 5.4 6
      6.6 6
      7.1 6
      6.3 6
      Midfielders
      6.3 6
      Yellow Card 5.9 7
      Yellow Card 5.7 5
      Substitution Out72′ 5.9 7
      Substitution Out63′ 6.6 6
      Strikers
      Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out82′ 7.1 7
      Subs
      Substitution In72′ 5.5 6
      Substitution In63′ 6.8 7
      Substitution In82′ 6.5 6
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      Defenders
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      6.4 5
      5.4 7
      5.8 6
      Midfielders
      Red Card 3.7 5
      Substitution Out79′ 5.1 6
      5.7 5
      Yellow Card 7.5 7
      Yellow Card Substitution Out64′ 5.6 7
      Strikers
      Substitution Out83′ 4.8 6
      Subs
      Substitution In64′ 6.6 7
      Substitution In83′ 7.2 6
      Substitution In79′ Goals ×2 Yellow Card 8.7 8

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  1. BOING BOING I WENT TO THE MATCH

    From Andy, on Fri 9 Nov 21:20
  2. if this was man u winning in 92 mins it would have been­ hailed as great ie play to the whistle blows the same­ should be said for the great city come ye blues

    From HILARY, on Mon 22 Oct 11:06
  3. Edin Dzeko is a top class super sub.

    From Not Unknown, on Sun 21 Oct 0:07
  4. Why is dzeko always a sub?

    From Chris, on Sat 20 Oct 20:10
  5. Why isn't Lukaku in the starting 11??? He's a­ natural scorer, amazingly creative and by all accounts,­ a good team-mate as well!!! Were he on at the start,­ maybe WBA could have closed out the Billionaires!!!­ Wouldn't THAT have been a turn up for the books!!!

    From Kenny, on Sat 20 Oct 19:06
  6. Well you have to admit it City outclassed West Brom in­ this match !!!

    From Russell, on Sat 20 Oct 18:33
  7. Well done City.

    From Devils Advocate, on Sat 20 Oct 17:37
  8. If Clattenberg was working for Fergie why did he give­ the free kick that led to the equaliser? I've not­ seen a replay but it looked like a good tackle.

    From KarenB, on Sat 20 Oct 17:32
  9. Well, well, what do you know. Another winning goal by­ City in Mancini time. You certainly can't beat that­ Etihad wallet.They must have some large envelopes in­ Abu Dhabi.

    From Don, on Sat 20 Oct 17:01
  10. thats why we are champions

    From RICH UNCLE MALCOLM, on Sat 20 Oct 17:00
  11. Mark Clattenber will be very disapointed with this­ result. He worked very hard for his boss a. ferguson to­ help WBA , but he just came short of what was expected­ from him

    From Ronaldinho, on Sat 20 Oct 16:59
  12. Brilliant Dzeko but congrats too are due to Aguero for­ making the winning goal.

    From LESLIE JOHN, on Sat 20 Oct 16:58
  13. One man down and a goal behind. Super City show the­ Baggies what a proper team looks like....!! Come on you­ Blues.

    From Peejay, on Sat 20 Oct 16:57
  14. @ Chris (22) I really do hope so 'cos if they­ do, we (City) win the PL again......

    From Peejay, on Sat 20 Oct 16:56
  15. i HATE DZEKO

    From christopher, on Sat 20 Oct 16:54
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    From JOHN, on Sat 20 Oct 16:53
  17. Goodness...Sergio scored...update already!!

    From adam, on Sat 20 Oct 16:52
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    From JOHN, on Sat 20 Oct 16:47
  19. are all man citys matches gonna end up like this. Play­ #$%$ all game and the other team take the lead and then­ they get a fluky equalizer and go on to win??

    From Chris, on Sat 20 Oct 16:44
  20. EDIN DZEKO!!!

    From ALLAN, on Sat 20 Oct 16:40
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