Next Match: at home to Norwich, December 07
Despite a win at Manchester United this season, and draws with both Arsenal and Chelsea, West Brom boss Steve Clarke acknowledged his side were for the most part second best against Manchester City on Wednesday. Manuel Pellegrini's side kept themselves in touch with Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal with a 3-2 victory over Albion at The Hawthorns. Clarke said: "At times in the first half they were very good. I don't think they were consistently good, but they did what they had to do to get two goals in front. The fact they scored one from the right and one from the left tells you they've good players all over the pitch. If you get that quality of ball into the box, and you have strikers and attacking midfield players with the quality they've got then they will score goals."