West Brom vs Manchester City team news: Raheem Sterling makes debut, Sergio Aguero on bench, Salomon Rondon signed too late

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Raheem Sterling makes his competitive debut for Manchester City following his £49m move from Liverpool.

The England international has impressed in pre-season but this is where it really matters and he'll be desperate to prove he's value for money after coming in for much criticism for the manner of his Anfield exit.

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He is the only debutant for Manchester City. Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero is on the bench as Manuel Pellegrini looks to rest the striker following his Copa America exploits.

West Brom signed Salomon Rondon for £12m today but the striker arrives too late to be included in the team. So instead, another new signing, Rickie Lambert, begins in attack alongside Saido Berahino.


West Brom: Myhill, Chester, Dawson, Lescott, Brunt, Morrison, Gardner, Fletcher, McClean, Lambert, Berahino.

Subs: Olsson, Yacob, Ideye, Anichebe, McManaman, Sessegnon, Rose.

Man City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Silva, Sterling, Bony.

Subs: Zabaleta, Nasri, Aguero, Caballero, Demichelis, Denayer, Iheanacho.

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)