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City 0 West Brom 0.

Hmm, not exactly the most inspired opening day result and it will probably be a game that we will look back on down the line as two points dropped.
To be fair, when it was announced that Richard Dunne and Nedum Onouha had not been passed fit after all and the back four would line-up as Mills-Sommeil-Jordan-Thatcher the odds on keeping a clean sheet would not have been too short.
Chris Kirkland has taken most of the plaudits from the game, pulling off a number of saves which helped earn the Baggies a point, although the most gilt-edged chance fell to West Brom with Gera missing an easy header from six yards out.
Overall though, West Brom at home is really a game that we should be taking full points from and it is a frustrating start to the season.
One interesting footnote to the game was the opening day attendance of just short of 43,000 which is a disappointing for an opening day crowd and must rank as one of the lowest league crowds we have posted since moving to the stadium. Perhaps the allure of the new stadium is beginning to wear off after a couple of seasons and some of the 'new' or returning fans who were squeezed out towards the end of the Maine Road era are beginning to drift away?
Prices have been kept relatively constant at the stadium and although West Brom are not a big attraction, it is imperative that the club get off to a good start to ensure that there is some momentum maintained.