EFL Cup - Third Round
West Brom1Man City2

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Manchester City

Leroy Sane
Leroy Sane has now scored four goals for Manchester City this season

Leroy Sane scored twice as Manchester City beat West Brom in the third round of the Carabao Cup in a match that saw Ilkay Gundogan limp off in his first start since December.

Gundogan, who has missed most of the past nine months after damaging ligaments in his knee, was substituted in the second half following a late tackle from Claudio Yacob, the scorer of West Brom's goal at the Hawthorns.

However, City boss Pep Guardiola said after the game that the midfielder has a "small issue" with his knee but that it "does not look serious".

"It's not eight months, but a little injury," added Guardiola. "Unfortunately the action is tough. He will be back soon hopefully.

"Tomorrow we will make a test. The physio and doctor told me it's not big issue.

"I'll have to review [Yacob's tackle]. It's from behind but I don't know if he touched the ball or not. I didn't see the image. Fortunately Gundogan is coming back soon.

"I suffer for him. He was on the grass and at that moment you think the wrong situation. You can't imagine, for eight months, to be fighting every day alone."

Prior to leaving the field, Gundogan had put in a tidy display, and it was his saved shot which fellow German Sane followed up to side-foot City in front.

Carabao Cup fourth-round draw
Ties to be played week commencing 23 October
Tottenham v West Ham
Bristol City v Crystal Palace
Swansea v Manchester United
Arsenal v Norwich
Chelsea v Everton
Manchester City v Wolves
Leicester v Leeds
Bournemouth v Middlesbrough

Having scored 15 goals in their past three games, there would have been fears among the Baggies support of another big scoreline in favour of the still unbeaten City, but this did not materialise.

This is largely down to home keeper Ben Foster, who produced a string of saves to keep the visitors at bay, palming away a header from Eliaquim Mangala following a short corner and twice denying shots from Raheem Sterling.

Gabriel Jesus spurned another good opportunity, firing over from inside the box.

This kept Albion within touching distance, which they capitalised on when Yacob fired past Claudio Bravo in the 72nd minute.

But five minutes later, Sane struck again, this time decisively courtesy of a superb left-footed finish in a counter-attacking move that began straight after Bravo had saved well from James Morrison.

Robson-Kanu could, and probably should have taken the game to an extra 30 minutes, but after pulling one shot wide he struck the outside of the upright with just the keeper to beat in added time.

City will now face Championship side Wolves in a fourth-round home tie.

Line-ups

West Brom

  • 1Foster
  • 25Dawson
  • 23McAuleySubstituted forPhillipsat 62'minutes
  • 6Evans
  • 2Nyom
  • 20Krychowiak
  • 5YacobBooked at 54minsSubstituted forMcCleanat 80'minutes
  • 7Morrison
  • 3Gibbs
  • 19RodriguezSubstituted forRondónat 67'minutes
  • 4Robson-Kanu

Substitutes

  • 9Rondón
  • 10Phillips
  • 13Myhill
  • 14McClean
  • 18Barry
  • 26Hegazi
  • 28Field

Man City

  • 1Bravo
  • 3DaniloBooked at 84mins
  • 5Stones
  • 15Mangala
  • 18DelphBooked at 44mins
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 42Y Touré
  • 8GündoganSubstituted forWalkerat 59'minutes
  • 7SterlingBooked at 66mins
  • 33Jesus
  • 19SanéBooked at 59minsSubstituted forFernandinhoat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Walker
  • 24Adarabioyo
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 31Ederson
  • 35Zinchenko
  • 47Foden
  • 55Diaz
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
14,953

Match Stats

Home TeamWest BromAway TeamMan City
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Manchester City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Manchester City 2.

Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Matt Phillips tries a through ball, but Salomón Rondón is caught offside.

Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. James McClean (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Gibbs.

Hand ball by James McClean (West Bromwich Albion).

Kyle Walker (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion).

Attempt saved. Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Allan Nyom (West Bromwich Albion).

Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Morrison with a cross.

Attempt missed. Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Allan Nyom with a cross following a corner.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Danilo.

Booking

Danilo (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danilo (Manchester City).

Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Fabian Delph (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion).

Kyle Walker (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion).

Foul by Yaya Touré (Manchester City).

Jonny Evans (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Attempt blocked. James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by John Stones.

Attempt blocked. Salomón Rondón (West Bromwich Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Phillips with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. James McClean replaces Claudio Yacob.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Fernandinho replaces Leroy Sané.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Danilo.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 1, Manchester City 2. Leroy Sané (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Bernardo Silva following a fast break.

Attempt saved. James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jonny Evans with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Phillips.

Foul by Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City).

Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Phillips with a cross.

Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Jonny Evans tries a through ball, but Salomón Rondón is caught offside.

Offside, Manchester City. Yaya Touré tries a through ball, but Leroy Sané is caught offside.

Foul by Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City).

Jonny Evans (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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