Berahino and Mulumbu return to starting line-up
SAIDO Berahino returned to Albion’s starting XI for the Boxing Day clash at home to Manchester City (3pm ko).
The England striker opened the last three Barclays Premier League matches on the bench, last starting the 2-1 home defeat to West Ham in early December.
Berahino’s return is one of two changes from last weekend’s frustrating 3-2 defeat at QPR, Youssouf Mulumbu also coming in for the injured Graham Dorrans (calf).
Skipper Chris Brunt returned among the substitutes having recovered from his hamstring problem.
Albion: Foster, Wisdom, Lescott, McAuley, Pocognoli, Mulumbu, Gardner, Morrison, Varela, Sessegnon, Berahino.
Subs: Myhill, Gamboa, Dawson, Baird, Yacob, Brunt, Ideye.
Man City: Hart, Sagna, Mangala, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernando, Toure, Navas, Silva, Nasri, Milner.
Subs: Caballero, Boyata, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Kolarov, Lampard, Jovetic.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Durham)