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West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Manchester City

By Phil DawkesBBC Sport
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.


West Brom

Formation 3-5-2

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


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

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

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


  • 2Walker
  • 24Tosin
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 31Ederson
  • 35Zinchenko
  • 47Foden
  • 55Diaz
Mike Jones

Match Stats

Home TeamWest BromAway TeamMan City
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by James McClean (West Bromwich Albion).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Allan Nyom (West Bromwich Albion).

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

    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.

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    Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Danilo.

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Danilo (Manchester City).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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


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