West Brom looking to hurt City from set-pieces

According to West Bromwich Albion captain Darren Fletcher the midlands club will be looking to hurt table-topping Manchester City from dead ball situations.

Tony Pulis’ side have scored more goals from set-pieces than any other side this term and will be eager to capitalise on City’s recent dip in form.

The Baggies made the most of Liverpool’s shaky defence to score from a corner on Saturday and will be looking to use their physical presence to overpower City this weekend.

Albion succeeded in giving Liverpool the jitters when Gareth McAuley tucked away a loose ball after it was bombed into the Reds area but couldn’t grab an equaliser and went down 2-1 at Anfield.

Fletcher told the Mirror: “We’re strong at them (set-pieces). We work hard and we’re a big team, so we take advantage of that.

“We’re good at set-pieces, it’s not a case of spotting vulnerability in the opposition it’s that we’re strong.”

Manchester City head to the Hawthorns having failed to win any of their last five matches in all competitions and Albion will be looking to make the most of any lapses in concentration by the league leaders.

West Brom haven’t beaten Manchester City since their 2010 EFL Cup win at the Hawthorns.

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