PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Wolves v Manchester City and Liverpool v West Brom – as it happens
15:07 GMT, 22 April 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Wolves host Manchester City and Liverpool welcome West Brom. City go into their game aiming to secure three points to close the gap to table-toppers Manchester United, while Roy Hodsgon travels to Anfield for the first time since leaving the club last year. Email me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
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Liverpool 0-0 West Brom
Wolves 0-0 Manchester City
16.06: The sun is beaming down at Molineux for what has been a decent opening as City start to edge the play.
16.03: Wolves respond impressively though as Sebastien Bassong narrowly fires wide from the edge of the box after a corner is cleared by City.
16.02: We are underway at Anfield too.
16.01: And 16 seconds in, Carlos Tevez fires narrowly over from 25 yards.
16.00: Away we go at Wolves.
15.55: Out come the players at Anfield and Molineux. ELP's Fanfare For The Common Man blasting out over the West Midlands speaker.
15.52: Wolves interim manager Terry Connor makes four changes for the home Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Keeper Dorus de Vries is handed his league debut in place of the injured Wayne Hennessey.
On-loan defender Sebastien Bassong, available after suspension, midfielder Dave Edwards and winger Matt Jarvis return at the expense of Christophe Berra, Anthony Forde and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake respectively.
City boss Roberto Mancini makes one change with midfielder Yaya Toure replacing Nigel de Jong as his side look to cash in on Manchester United's draw with Everton.
15.49: From InfostradaLive:
Dutchman Dorus de Vries makes his Premier League debut. The goalkeeper last played a top flight match over six years ago, losing 2-0 at home to PSV as an ADO Den Haag player. De Vries has finished on the losing side in his last five top flight league matches.
15.46: It's a big day of course for Wolves too. Terry Connor will have to record his first win as boss today if the West Midlands side are to even have a chance of staying up.
I think the Molinuex faithful already know their fate though.
I'm back: Maxi Rodriguez returns to the Liverpool starting line-up
15.43: From InfostradaLive:
West Bromwich Albion haven't scored a league goal against Liverpool from open play for over 26 years – Chris Madden in April 1986 was last.
15.38: Captain Steven Gerrard is the notable absentee from the squad as Liverpool register four changes for the visit of West Brom and a first return to Anfield of former manager Roy Hodgson.
Goalkeeper Jose Reina, Jose Enrique, Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez all come in as Gerrard, Brad Jones, Jamie Carragher and Stewart Downing are left out of the FA Cup semi-final winning team.
Hodgson makes two changes to the team which beat QPR last weekend, with Jonas Olsson and Shane Long replacing Marc-Antoine Fortune and Craig Dawson.
15.35: Not to forget there are two games kicking off at 4pm, with Roy Hodgson's return to Anfield the headline ahead of Liverpool v West Brom:
Liverpool v West Brom
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Jose Enrique, Kuyt, Henderson, Spearing, Maxi, Suarez, Carroll. Subs: Doni, Coates, Downing, Carragher, Shelvey, Kelly, Bellamy.
West Brom: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Brunt, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Thomas, Odemwingie, Long. Subs: Fulop, Tchoyi, Andrews, Shorey, Dawson, Cox, Scharner.
Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)
15.30: Full line-ups from Molineux:
Wolverhampton v Man City
Wolverhampton: De Vries, Foley, Stearman, Bassong, Ward, Kightly, Davis, Henry, Jarvis, Edwards, Fletcher. Subs: Ikeme, Ebanks-Blake, Johnson, Berra, Milijas, Zubar, Doyle.
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Silva, Toure Yaya, Barry, Nasri, Tevez, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Milner, Dzeko, Johnson, Kolarov, Toure, De Jong.
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
15.25: And suddenly the title race becomes very interesting! If Manchester City win today they close the gap to Manchester United to just three points, ahead of hosting the Red Devils next week.
That will teach those that said this title race was over a few weeks back! Team news on the way.
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