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The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Samir Nasri challenges Craig Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.
Aleksandar Kolarov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher.
Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alvaro Negredo on Phil Bardsley.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas scores with a right foot finish. Man City 3-1 Sunderland.Yaya Toure provided the assist for the goal.
John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
Alvaro Negredo concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher.
Samir Nasri crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Edin Dzeko leaves the field to be replaced by Alvaro Negredo.
Samir Nasri fouled by Phil Bardsley, the ref awards a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.
Marcos Alonso makes a clearance.
Shot by Phil Bardsley cleared the net.
Clearance by Wes Brown.
Marcos Alonso shown a yellow card.
Marcos Alonso challenges Gonzalez Jesus Navas unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Samir Nasri.
Aleksandar Kolarov fouled by Fabio Borini, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Wes Brown.
(Man City) makes a substitution, with Francisco Javi Garcia coming on for David Silva.
(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Emanuele Giaccherini coming on for Lee Cattermole.
Clearance by Martin Demichelis.
The referee blows for offside.
The referee blows for offside against Craig Gardner.
Martin Demichelis makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Pablo Zabaleta results in a free kick.
Clearance by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.
Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line.
Free kick taken by Craig Gardner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luis Fernandinho on Lee Cattermole.
Free kick crossed by Marcos Alonso.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Demichelis on Steven Fletcher.
Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback.
Clearance made by Yaya Toure.
Unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko by Wes Brown results in a free kick.
Wes Brown manages to make a clearance.
Samir Nasri takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Edin Dzeko fouled by John O'Shea, the ref awards a free kick.
Craig Gardner replaces Adam Johnson.
Sebastian Larsson leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Fletcher.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas on for Sergio Aguero.
Samir Nasri scores a right footed goal. Man City 2-1 Sunderland.Assist by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Marcos Alonso crosses the ball.
Yaya Toure scores a right footed goal. Man City 1-1 Sunderland.Assist by Pablo Zabaleta.
Clearance made by Sebastian Larsson.
Samir Nasri restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Silva by Lee Cattermole.
Sung-Yeung Ki has an effort at goal. A parry by Costel Pantilimon prevents the goal.
David Silva has an effort at goal. Vito Mannone blocks the ball.
The ball is delivered by Pablo Zabaleta.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov on Adam Johnson, free kick awarded.
Wes Brown makes a clearance.
The match has reached half-time.
Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Pablo Zabaleta handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Header at goal by Vincent Kompany misses left of the target.
Corner taken by David Silva.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Pablo Zabaleta.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcos Alonso on Luis Fernandinho.
Clearance made by Jack Colback.
Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line.
Clearance made by Fabio Borini.
Phil Bardsley makes a clearance.
Luis Fernandinho fouled by Fabio Borini, the ref awards a free kick.
Foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Jack Colback, free kick awarded.
Samir Nasri takes a shot. Vito Mannone safely holds on.
Jack Colback crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yaya Toure on Sung-Yeung Ki.
Costel Pantilimon restarts play with the free kick.
Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.
Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Yaya Toure.
Header at goal by Wes Brown goes right of the post.
Clearance by Sung-Yeung Ki.
Corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line.
Adam Johnson makes a clearance.
Fabio Borini scores with their right foot. Man City 0-1 Sunderland.Assist by Adam Johnson.
The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Vito Mannone parries the ball away.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Fabio Borini.
Martin Demichelis takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Colback.
Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Sergio Aguero.
The match begins.
Hart prepared for final woe
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart accepts he may have to sit out the Capital One Cup final.
But the England international insists he will be "man enough" to take it if Costel Pantilimon is preferred for Sunday's Wembley showpiece against Sunderland.
Hart lost his place to Pantilimon for a spell last November and December after a series of high-profile errors.
But since Hart re-established himself as number one towards the end of 2013, manager Manuel Pellegrini has reverted to his default practice of playing second-choice Pantilimon in domestic cup ties.
That means Hart could be left on the bench at Wembley, although Pellegrini has not yet made his selection public.
Hart told BBC's Football Focus: "I work hard every day to win, I work hard with every intention of winning and I understand it doesn't always go my way.
"I have got to be man enough to take that. I have got to be responsible for what goes on, for how I react and for how I conduct myself."
Pellegrini was asked which goalkeeper might start when he held his pre-match press conference in Manchester on Friday, but would not be drawn.
"I have already made my decision but unfortunately you cannot know it until Sunday," Pellegrini told reporters on day when he was also hit with a touchline ban by UEFA.
Pantilimon was also guarded when asked about his prospects of playing.
The Romanian said: "Only the manager can say this. I am like all the players, we are ready for this game."
Pellegrini did confirm that top scorer Sergio Aguero was fit again after five games out with a hamstring injury but was unsure whether the 26-goal forward would be ready to start.
Pellegrini said: "Of course it is very important for the team to have Sergio again with us because he is a very important player.
"We must see if he is 100 per cent to play the whole match."
Defender Matija Nastasic and striker Stevan Jovetic are the only players ruled out due to knee and hamstring injuries respectively.
Winger Adam Johnson believes Sunderland will have to beat the best team in the Barclays Premier League to seal Capital One Cup glory.
The Black Cats face Johnson's former employers Manchester City in the final of the competition at Wembley on Sunday with Pellegrini's men currently sitting in third place in the league table, three points adrift of leaders Chelsea but with a game in hand.
He has no doubts about the quality of the opposition he and his team-mates will face this weekend, but having played in City sides which have at times struggled to beat Sunderland, does not fear the challenge.
Johnson said: "For me, they have the best squad in the league by far and it's going to be difficult, we all know that.
"But we have beaten them once already this season and we have had quite a good record in recent years against them.
"I remember being in the City side a few times coming here and struggling, so hopefully it will be like that again.
"We all know it's a massive, massive task for us, but it's a cup final and so many times over the years, it's not as simple as everyone expects it to go."
Sunderland have, in fact, beaten City on each of their last four league visitors to Wearside, and came within five minutes of a famous victory at the Etihad Stadium in March 2012 when goals from Mario Balotelli and Aleksandar Kolarov snatched a draw for the home side.
Johnson, who was introduced as a half-time substitute by then manager Roberto Mancini in that game, joined the Black Cats in a B#10million switch around five months later as owner Ellis Short spent big in a bid to end the club's seemingly perennial fight for top-flight survival.
The England international showed only flashes of his undoubted talent during his first season back in the north-east, but has blossomed once again under new head coach Gus Poyet to the extent that he scored seven goals in as many games in January and February.
Johnson's improvement went hand-in-hand with Sunderland's climb from the foot of the table, but he insists there is no secret to the progress made both individually and collectively.
He said: "It's just been down to hard work for both. It hasn't been one thing with me personally.
"With the team, we have been working on all sorts of different things really - our shape, our attacking, defending off the ball.
"We have just been slowly putting it together piece by piece and it has started to show in our performances.
"It's just been down to working hard on the training ground, really, because we have the players. It was just getting that out of them."
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