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Irvine seeks solace in City clash

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West Brom boss Alan Irvine is relying on the Boxing Day visit of Manchester City to wash away the bad taste left by capitulation at QPR.

Manuel Pellegrini's big guns come to the Hawthorns on Friday, nearly a week after Albion's "extremely galling" 3-2 loss at Loftus Road.

Irvine's side had led 2-0 and were playing well when they somehow let Harry Redknapp's team turn the game on its head as Charlie Austin's hat-trick stole all three points.

The Scot is relishing the scrap with second-placed City - but...

 By Alex Shaw

Premier League Report Cards: How has your team fared so far this season?

The ESPN FC crew give their Premier League week 17 team of the weekend, which includes three Manchester City players and Queens Park Rangers hat-trick hero, Charlie Austin.

As we approach the midway point in the 2014-15 Premier League season, it's time to have a look back at the campaign so far. We asked our ESPN FC bloggers to tackle seven questions. Who's your side's unlikely hero, and who has work to do?

Premier League Report Card

1. Grade

2. Your Season So Far -- In A Sentence

3. Highlight

4. Lowpoint

5. Surprise Star

6. Must Do Better

7. Great Expectations

Each team's grade for the season so far is below. Click on the team name for a comprehensive summary.

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Some facts get quoted so often they become footballing cliches. Seamus Coleman cost 60,000 pounds. Rickie Lambert used to work in a beetroot factory. And now there is the newest: Wilfried Bony has scored more Premier League goals than anyone else in 2014.

There are circumstances to explain what, at first, seemed a strange statistic. Luis Suarez, Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez spent only part of the calendar year in England. Daniel Sturridge and Sergio Aguero missed significant parts of it because...

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Irvine: I'd take a scrappy win every week

West Brom manager Alan Irvine previewed his side's Boxing Day encounter with Manchester City, where he believes they can claim points against the Premier League title contenders.

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Alan Irvine says no clubs have enquiried about Saido Berahino

West Brom manager Alan Irvine previewed his side's Boxing Day encounter with Manchester City, where he believes they can claim points against the Premier League title contenders.

West Brom have received no enquiries from clubs looking to poach England forward Saido Berahino, according to coach Alan Irvine.

The Burundi-born youngster has been persistently linked with so-called bigger clubs during his rapid rise to prominence, with reports this week claiming he wants a move in January.

Baggies boss Irvine is well aware there will probably be offers for the 21-year-old next month but insists there are none on the table at this stage.

"At the moment it's certainly only speculation,''...