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Manchester City vs West Ham United, Capital One Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

etihad stadium Manchester City vs West Ham United, Capital One Cup Semi Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

West Ham United will take a lot of encouragement from Sunderland’s shocking win against Manchester United last night in the League Cup semi-final. In many ways, today’s Capital One Cup game against Manchester City will be a true test for manager Sam Allardyce to see how he can rally his troops against formidable opposition especially at the Etihad Stadium, which has been a fortress for City.

Meanwhile, Manchester City will want to bounce back after their disappointing 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers from last Saturday’s FA Cup match.

Starting line-ups: 

Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Lescott, Clichy; Nasri, Yaya, Garcia, Silva; Negredo, Dzeko

Subs: Hart, Nastasic, Demichelis, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Milner, Lopes

West Ham United: Adrian, McCartney, Maiga, Taylor, Noble (c), O’Brien, Demel, Diame, Downing, J.Cole, Johnson

Subs: Jarvis, Rat, Collison, Morrison, Diarra, Jaaskelainen, C.Cole

For viewers in the United States, the match is being shown live in the United States beginning at 2:30pm ET beIN SPORT and DishWorld

Programming note: For viewers in the United States, Manchester City vs West Ham United is being shown exclusively on beIN SPORT and DishWorld. Even if you don’t have a TV subscription to beIN SPORT, you can access those channels via online streaming service DishWorld for $10/month. Read our review of DishWorld. And sign up for DishWorld via their website. Setup takes just minutes.

Before, during or after today’s game, join the conversation with fellow soccer fans in the comments section below.

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12 Responses to Manchester City vs West Ham United, Capital One Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

  1. Steve says:


  2. De Selby says:

    well, that was unbelievable.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Brilliant first goal by Negredo. And while the second wasn’t as good, that run by him was stellar.

      City on course for a win here. Hammers look like lost sheep so far.

  3. Steve says:


  4. Christopher Harris says:

    3-0 to City and we’re only in the 40th minute. Pressure is mounting on Big Sam — more so from the fans than the owners.

  5. Flyvanescence says:

    So is Wet Spam really that much worse than Sunderland or is Man United that much worse than Man City?

    “Theres Only One David Moyes”

  6. Guy says:

    Cardiff must be licking their chops.

  7. yespage says:

    Looks like Man City will win the Sponsor Cup.

  8. Steve says:

    How much more can City get?

  9. Jim says:

    6-0 to City. The result was never in doubt but West Ham are pathetic. Their best player on the night was goalkeeper Adrian. That says it all.

  10. Christopher Harris says:

    It’s a good thing Sam Allardyce rested half his team for the FA Cup game against Nottingham Forest. I would have hated to see how the Hammers would have done today without that rest! ;)

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