Manchester City 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion

Match info: Premier League at Etihad Stadium

Date: 07/05/2013 KO: 19:45 Ref: P Dowd Att: 46,158

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Man City

Edin Dzeko 35


W Brom

FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • Man City 1 West Brom 0. The hosts do just about enough to get over the line. Dzeko's goal enough to hand City all three points.

  • The ball is sent long towards Lukaku, but he can't get a touch and Hart can watch it run behind. That should be about it.

  • Dzeko wins a late throw. Strong hold up play down by the corner flag. City have the ball just where they want it. Kolarov opts against keeping it there and sends the ball behind for a goal kick. Baggies have to go long.

  • Standing ovation for the hard-working Tevez as he makes his way from the field. Razak given a late run out for City. A rare opportunity to impress for him, but he won't get much time.

  • Dzeko into the box, but he can't provide a cut back. Tevez the only man in the area for City. At the other end, a late flag goes up against Lukaku. Hart came to claim any way.

  • Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.

  • Dorrans fires the ball low. Wrong option as City can clear. Ball returned to the box, where Lescott can strike down field. Milner then blocks at attempted cross from Odemwingie. West Brom piling on the pressure, but City can counter through Kolarov. He turns backwards.

  • Maicon trips Odemwingie right on the edge of the box - wide on the West Brom left. Dorrans over the free-kick. Plenty to aim at in the middle.

  • Better from Maicon as he breaks forward and looks up for a team-mate. He finds Barry on the edge of the box. He sends a shot into the turf and straight at Myhill. Game opening up in the closing stages.

  • Tevez still popping up all over the place. He finds Kolarov this time. He sends over a first time cross, but there are no blue shirts in the middle. West Brom can't clear their lines and Milner picks out Dzeko. Dawson able to get enough of a block in to send the ball into Myhill's arms.

  • Hart shows no sign of nerves as he rolls the ball inches past Long's boot and in to Toure. City then work their way forward. Milner foudn on the edge of the box, with runners either side. Olsson puts in a perfectly-timed challenge. Odemwingie then wastes a chance at the opposite end as he shoots from a tight angle.

  • Milner has Maicon wide of him. He has the ball put on a plate for him breaking into the box. He looks to shoot with the outside of his right boot, but ends up troubling the corner flag.

  • Barry finds Kolarov. He goes low with a cross from the left. Dorrans slides in facing his own goal and Dawson has to react quickly to hammer clear.

  • Maicon picked out in acres of space on the right. His cross into the middle isn't the best, but is kept alive by Dzeko. He can't nod down for a colleague. West Brom pile up the other end and Odemwignie fires into the arms of Hart from wide on the left.

  • Long sent clear with his first involvement. He breaks past Lescott and gets a sight of goal. He should be going across Hart, but slices towards the near post and into the side-netting. Big chance goes begging.

  • Final throw of the dice from West Brom as Long replaces Tamas. The Baggies now have three strikers on the field, but can they create an opportunity for them?

  • Tamas sends over a cross which is awkward fro Hart. He fails to claim and sees the ball hacked clear from his grasp. Mulumbu finds his way to the dead-ball line and cuts back for Jones. His close-range shot is blocked at source.

  • Dorrans takes the set-piece this time. Plenty of red shirts in the middle, but none of them get near the delivery. West Brom try again, with Odemwingie forcing over a cross which Toure has to hack anywhere.

  • Ridgewell has to go backwards from a throw. West Brom have to show better movement. They are able to come forward, though, with Odemwingie getting his first touch. An ambitious drive from 25 yards out cannons behind for a corner.

  • Mancini out barking out instructions at his side. City still aren't over the line yet. They ended the first half really strongly, but have been unable to hit those heights again after the break. Still time, of course.


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