MX23RW : Wednesday, November 21 04:33:42
Oct 28, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​The Hawthorns
Attendance: 24,003
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
2-3
Man CityManchester City
Rodriguez (13'), Phillips (90')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Sane (10'), Fernandinho (15'), Sterling (65')

Team News: Sergio Aguero on Manchester City bench

Team News: Aguero on City bench
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Sergio Aguero starts on the bench for Manchester City's trip to West Bromwich Albion.

Sergio Aguero has been made to start on the bench for Manchester City's trip to West Bromwich Albion this afternoon.

The striker equalled Eric Brook's goalscoring record for the Citizens during last weekend's 3-0 triumph over Burnley but is relegated to the substitutes today after a lengthy run-out against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

Gabriel Jesus is the man to come into the starting XI in just the one change from Pep Guardiola following that win over Sean Dyche's side, with Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane keeping their places up front alongside Jesus in a 4-3-3 formation.

Fernandinho, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne make up the midfield, while Kyle Walker, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Fabian Delph are in an unchanged backline ahead of Ederson between the posts.

For the hosts, Tony Pulis makes two changes from the 1-0 defeat at Southampton last Saturday as he looks to end a run that has seen the side go winless in the league since August 19.

Craig Dawson faces a potentially lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up thigh and knee injuries against the Saints, meaning a recall for Allan Nyom in the back four alongside Jonny Evans, Ahmed Hegazi and Kieran Gibbs.

There is also one change in the midfield, with Gareth McAuley coming in for Nacer Chadli alongside Jay Rodriguez, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jake Livermore and Gareth Barry.

Salomon Rondon continues to lead the line and Ben Foster stays put between the posts.

Elsewhere, Hal Robson-Kanu is named among the substitutes after overcoming his muscular problem.

West Bromwich Albion: Foster; Nyom, Evans, Hegazi, Gibbs; Rodriguez, Krychowiak, Livermore, Barry, McAuley; Rondon
Subs: Myhill, Robson-Kanu, Yacob, Phillips, Brunt, McClean, Chadli

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph; Fernandinho, D Silva, De Bruyne; B Silva, Sane, Jesus
Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Sterling, Gundogan, Aguero, Mangala, Toure

Keep up with all of the action from the Etihad this afternoon with Sports Mole's live text commentary here.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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