Team News: Vincent Kompany returns to Manchester City starting XI

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany in action against Newcastle during their Premier League match on August 19, 2013
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Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany returns from injury for tonight's trip to West Bromwich Albion.

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has returned from injury to take up a place in their starting XI for this evening's visit to West Bromwich Albion.

The Sky Blues captain has missed the last 10 matches through injury, but returns to their first team to partner Martin Demichelis at the back.

Saido Berahino has been handed a recall by the hosts, partnering Shane Long up front, while Claudio Yacob has been drafted into the midfield.

Costel Pantilimon continues in goal for City, with Joe Hart remaining benched.

West Brom: Myhill, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Brunt, Amalfitano, Morrison, Berahino, Long

City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Navas, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko

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Man City's Yaya Toure celebrates after scoring his team's third goal via the penalty spot against West Brom during their Premier League match on December 4, 2013
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