Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion, 21 March 2015

Score3-0 to Manchester City
RefereeNeil Swarbrick
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEtihad Stadium
Attendance45,018
Kick-off: 12.45pm

Goals:

Wilfried Bony 27 G
Fernando 40 G
David Silva 77 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Joe Hart
Defender Pablo Zabaleta
Defender/Centre back Vincent Kompany
Defender/Midfielder Eliaquim Mangala
Defender/Left back Gaël Clichy
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder Fernando
Midfielder Jesús Navas
Midfielder Frank Lampard
Forward Sergio Agüero
Forward Wilfried Bony

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill
Defender Craig Dawson
Defender Gareth McAuley
Defender Jonas Olsson
Defender/Centre back Joleon Lescott
Defender/Midfielder Chris Baird
Defender/Midfielder Craig Gardner
Midfielder Darren Fletcher
Midfielder James Morrison
Midfielder/Forward Stéphane Sessègnon
Forward Saido Berahino

Substitutions:

Stevan Jovetić for Frank Lampard 65
Edin Džeko for Wilfried Bony 78
James Milner for David Silva 81

Substitutions:

Victor Anichebe for Saido Berahino 86
Youssef Mulumbu for Stéphane Sessègnon 90

Cards:

Cards:

Gareth McAuley 2 R

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Defender Bakary Sagna
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Forward Edin Džeko
Forward Stevan Jovetić

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jack Rose
Defender Jason Davidson
Defender/Midfielder Andre Wisdom
Midfielder Youssef Mulumbu
Forward Victor Anichebe
Forward Adil Nabi

Comments:

League position: 2nd This was Manuel Pellegrini's 100th game as Manchester City manager. Fernando’s goal was Manchester City’s 1,000th in the Premier League. The Citizens were now unbeaten in their last 11 league meetings with the Baggies; ten wins, one draw. Opta stated that Manchester City had 43 shots in this match. Since such totals were compiled since 2003-04, the record tally they have recorded in a Premier League game is 44 by City against Queens Park Rangers in 2012. The Premier League’s Goal Accreditation Panel ruled on the following: - Manchester City’s second goal against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday 21st March 2015 has been confirmed as a Fernando goal. (Circular 24 – 26th March 2015)

Comments:

League position: 13th Referee Neil Swarbrick appeared to send off the wrong player in the second minute. Defender Craig Dawson fouled Wilfried Bony on the edge of the area, but Gareth McAuley was shown the red card. Mr Swarbrick admitted his mistake after the game and it was Dawson who served the subsequent one-match ban. West Bromwich Albion were still without a win at the Etihad Stadium; two draws, six lost. The Baggies were now without a win in their last ten away league games; five draws, five lost. Gareth McAuley was sent off after 89 seconds from the start of the match. The record for the quickest red card from the start of a Premier League game is believed to be 72 seconds when Blackburn Rovers keeper Tim Flowers was dismissed against Leeds United on 1 February 1995.