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Albion v Man City match preview

19 September 2017

ALBION will be looking to make it through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup for the first time since the 2014/15 season when they host Manchester City on Wednesday evening.

The opposition  

Man City have made a storming start to the new season, winning five out of their first six games in all competitions.

Pep Guardiola's men recorded a 6-0 win on the weekend over Watford thanks in part to a hat-trick from Sergio Aguero, which means they currently sit joint top of the Premier League table along with their fierce rivals Manchester United.

They finished third in England’s top flight last time around behind Chelsea and Tottenham, resulting in a spending spree over the summer that saw players such as Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva and Ederson join the club.

Last time out 

The last Premier League fixture between the sides ended in a 3-1 win for City at The Etihad in May, but it’s actually Albion that won the most recent Carabao Cup tie between the sides back in 2010.

Goals from Gianni Zuiverloon and Simon Cox that night helped the Baggies to progress from the third round of the competition. 



  • The Baggies haven’t lost a home Carabao Cup tie since September 2013 when Arsenal won 4-3 on penalties in the third round following a 1-1 draw.
  • Albion have won the competition once (1966) and have also reached the final on two other occasions (1967, 1970)
  • Tony Pulis’ side are yet to lose at home this season, conceding just one goal in three matches so far.

Man City

  • City have scored 15 goals in their three competitive matches this month against Liverpool, Feyenoord and Watford.
  • The Citizens have lifted the Carabao Cup on four occasions (1970, 1976, 2014, 2016).
  • The Sky Blues have never won a Carabao Cup tie at The Hawthorns (P2, L2).

The gaffer's view

Tony Pulis says he'll field a strong side for the City game that will "give it everything we've got." 

Head to head

Albion have met City four times in the Carabao Cup, winning two matches and losing the other two.

Ticket news

Tickets for Albion's tie against Man City are now on general sale.

Prices will be reduced to £15 adults and £10 concessions up to the day of the game when they will cost £20 adults and £15 concessions.

Our Smethwick End season-ticket holders will have to re-locate for the fixture as Manchester City have been allocated the whole of the Smethwick End.

Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Man City is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed. 

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Wednesday.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

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