West Brom 1
Mantom 43 mins
Guidetti 18 (pen), 38 (pen), Mee 83
- Match reports
- 28 September 2010 21:45
- Posted by David Clayton
John Guidetti struck twice from the penalty spot as City's Elite Development Squad continued their fine start to the season with a 3-1 win at West Bromwich Albion.
The young Blues were looking for their first away win of the campaign and, if possible, for a little bit of payback after the senior side's 2-1 Carling Cup defeat at The Hawthorns last week.
The hosts dominated the early passages of play but it was City who went ahead on 18 minutes after Donal McDermott produced a moment of magic to weave himself into the box where he was felled by Paul Downing.
John Guidetti comfotably slotted home the spot-lick past Ryan Allsop and the Swedish striker repeated the feat after 38 minutes after winning a penalty himself. He again beat the Albion keeper to make it 2-0 and put City in the driving seat.
The Baggies responded quickly and halfed the arrears on 43 minutes when Sam Mantom tucked the ball past Stuart Taylor when through on goal.
The hosts should have drawn level ten minutes into the second half when the third penalty of the evening was awarded after Reece Wabara sent Sawyers tumbling in the box. Mantom stepped up to take the spot-kick, but saw Taylor - the game's outstanding performer - save superbly down low to his left to preserve City's lead.
Taylor again rescued City with a fine save from simon Cox just a minute later as Albion attempted to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
The Blues rode the storm and West Brom were made to pay for their wastefulness when Ben Mee rose to head home Scott Kay's corner on 83 minutes and wrap the points up for Andy Welsh's side.
The Blues controlled the closing minutes to earn a victory that sees them remain among the division's pace-setters.