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West Brom vs Man City

Published:Friday | December 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM

WBA (4-2-3-1)

FOSTER, WISDOM, McAULEY, LESCOTT, POCOGNOLI, MORRISON, GARDNER, VARELA, DORRANS, SESSEGNON

MANCHESTER CITY

(4-2-3-1)

MILNER, NASRI, SILVA, NAVAS, FERNANDINHO, TOURE, KOLAROV, KOMPANY, DEMICHELIS, ZABALETA, HART

Manchester City are enjoying an impressive run of eight straight wins in all competitions. It is their best sequence of victories since October and November 2011 when they won nine in a row.

That run, which sees City just three points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea, has been achieved despite the notable absences of key strikers.

Sergio Ag¸ero, who has 19 goals in 21 games for City this season, has missed the last three games since injuring a knee early in the 1-0 win over Everton. And with Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic doubtful against Albion, and JosÈ Pozo struggling to recover from

illness, manager Manuel Pellegrini may be forced to continue with midfielder James Milner as an emergency centre forward.

Vincent Kompany undergoes a test on a hamstring injury that ruled the City captain out of the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend, just a game in to his comeback from the same injury.

Albion have won just once in their last seven Premier League games and have won only twice at home all season. City, by contrast, have won six of their nine away games - the best return in the division - and have netted 21 goals on the road, again the best return in the Premier League.