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West Ham United vs Manchester City, Capital One Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg: Open Thread

west ham bookies West Ham United vs Manchester City, Capital One Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg: Open Thread

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll makes his first start of the 2013/14 season against a Manchester City side that is not taking any chances.

Aguero and Negredo start up front for Manchester City, while Manuel Pellegrini’s side has plenty of depth on the substitute’s bench in case the manager needs to turn to them. With West Ham United down 6-0 from the first leg, this should be a walk in the park for City, but stranger things have happened.

For West Ham United, Kevin Nolan returns to the first team, so it’ll be interesting to see how committed he is to the cause for the Hammers.

Starting line-ups: 

West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Nolan, Tomkins, Rat, Carroll, Taylor, Morrison, Diarra, Diame, J.Cole, Johnson

Subs: Jarvis, Collison, Adrian, Noble, Downing, C.Cole, Chambers

Manchester City: Pantilimon, Clichy, Nastasic, Lescott, Boyata, Lopes, Fernandindo, Garcia, Navas, Negredo, Aguero

Subs: Hart, Demichelis, Rodwell, Dzeko, Zabaleta, Jovetic, Kolarov

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

Programming note: For viewers in the United States, West Ham United vs Manchester City is being shown exclusively on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld. Even if you don’t have a TV subscription to beIN SPORTS, 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.

WATCH: Manchester City 6-0 West Ham United, Capital One Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg Highlights

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7 Responses to West Ham United vs Manchester City, Capital One Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg: Open Thread

  1. dust says:

    LOL…

    I hope they get spanked again, 1-0 in the first 4 minutes is great!

  2. Jim says:

    West Ham only need to score 9 now to get to the final. Big Andy will light it up in the second half :-) .

  3. Flyvanescence says:

    Maybe Big Sham will finally get the sack.

    I hope he takes them down first though.

  4. Evan says:

    Love how the City fans were singing “It could be worse, you could have Moyes”

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