Both Jake Livermore and Jonny Evans picked up hamstring injuries at Anfield and are touch-and-go for Wednesday’s game.
West Brom is three points adrift at the bottom of the division. Hence it is sure that Manchester City will win this game against West Bromwich Albion.
Away fans also have a part to play, as I observed during a recent game at the Etihad between Manchester City and Bristol City. Moments after play restarted, De Bruyne hit a high, dipping effort from five yards inside the West Bromwich half.
“We had a problem last summer with six players out of contract”.
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“We understand the inflation of the market. But we have to accept it”.
Daniel Sturridge could be involved for West Brom, having completed a loan move from Liverpool on Monday.
Everton aren’t exactly setting the world alight, yet despite what has seemingly been a bad season for the Toffees they are ninth in the table, just two places behind Wednesday night’s opponents.
“The referee told me he didn’t touch me good enough to get the red card but obviously I told him “I saw the guy, I was jumping”.
The manager has reported only having three strikers to choose from, with Sergio Aguero being City’s only traditional striker.
“Laporte I thought was terrific”, said Pardew, as quoted by City Watch.
Sergio Aguero nearly scored one of the goals of the season five minutes later, but the Argentine’s back heel shot with his back facing the goal was saved by an alert Ben Foster.
Manchester City’s battle for honours on four fronts potentially suffered a major blow on Wednesday as David Silva hobbled out of their Premier League match against West Brom.
Boss Alan Pardew said: “It was a very tough night.Because of the injuries, we had one or two players who were a bit match rusty and they found it hard to get to the pace of thegame and we struggled to keep possession”. They last beat City in December 2008 at The Hawthorns.
The Premier League’s physicality shouldn’t prove to be too much for Laporte to handle as he won 71% of his aerial duels in La Liga and also won 1.37 tackles per game.
While the Belgian could be in line for a number of individual honours come the end of the season, the ball to Fernandinho for his side’s opener would be a contender for assist of the season if such an award existed.
Q: John, I was interested to read that Vincent Kompany, the captain of your football team, Manchester City, is urging Premier League football clubs to cut ticket prices for fans.
In a time where the Premier League has players like Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez, fans around the world would rather see them in action rather than injured.
The Baggies have gone 11 top-flight away games without victory since August.