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  • Date:02 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:14:00
  • Venue:Wembley Stadium
  • Attendance:84,697
  • Toure (54)
    Nasri (55) Jesus Navas (89)
  • Borini (9)
Goal!

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95mins

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

95mins

Samir Nasri challenges Craig Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick.

95mins

Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.

95mins

Aleksandar Kolarov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher.

93mins

Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alvaro Negredo on Phil Bardsley.

90mins

Gonzalez Jesus Navas scores with a right foot finish. Man City 3-1 Sunderland.Yaya Toure provided the assist for the goal.

89mins

John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

88mins

Alvaro Negredo concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher.

88mins

Samir Nasri crosses the ball in from the free kick.

88mins

Edin Dzeko leaves the field to be replaced by Alvaro Negredo.

87mins

Samir Nasri fouled by Phil Bardsley, the ref awards a free kick.

86mins

A cross is delivered by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

86mins

Marcos Alonso makes a clearance.

83mins

Shot by Phil Bardsley cleared the net.

82mins

Clearance by Wes Brown.

81mins

Marcos Alonso shown a yellow card.

81mins

Marcos Alonso challenges Gonzalez Jesus Navas unfairly and gives away a free kick.

81mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Samir Nasri.

79mins

Aleksandar Kolarov fouled by Fabio Borini, the ref awards a free kick.

78mins

Clearance made by Wes Brown.

77mins

(Man City) makes a substitution, with Francisco Javi Garcia coming on for David Silva.

77mins

(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Emanuele Giaccherini coming on for Lee Cattermole.

76mins

Clearance by Martin Demichelis.

75mins

The referee blows for offside.

74mins

The referee blows for offside against Craig Gardner.

72mins

Martin Demichelis makes a clearance.

71mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Pablo Zabaleta results in a free kick.

70mins

Clearance by Aleksandar Kolarov.

70mins

Clearance by Martin Demichelis.

68mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

67mins

Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line.

67mins

Free kick taken by Craig Gardner.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luis Fernandinho on Lee Cattermole.

65mins

Free kick crossed by Marcos Alonso.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Demichelis on Steven Fletcher.

64mins

Martin Demichelis makes a clearance.

63mins

Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback.

62mins

Clearance made by Yaya Toure.

62mins

Unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko by Wes Brown results in a free kick.

62mins

Wes Brown manages to make a clearance.

61mins

Samir Nasri takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

61mins

Edin Dzeko fouled by John O'Shea, the ref awards a free kick.

60mins

Craig Gardner replaces Adam Johnson.

60mins

Sebastian Larsson leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Fletcher.

58mins

Gonzalez Jesus Navas on for Sergio Aguero.

56mins

Samir Nasri scores a right footed goal. Man City 2-1 Sunderland.Assist by Aleksandar Kolarov.

56mins

Marcos Alonso crosses the ball.

55mins

Yaya Toure scores a right footed goal. Man City 1-1 Sunderland.Assist by Pablo Zabaleta.

54mins

Clearance made by Sebastian Larsson.

54mins

Samir Nasri restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Silva by Lee Cattermole.

51mins

Sung-Yeung Ki has an effort at goal. A parry by Costel Pantilimon prevents the goal.

50mins

David Silva has an effort at goal. Vito Mannone blocks the ball.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Pablo Zabaleta.

46mins

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

46mins

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov on Adam Johnson, free kick awarded.

46mins

Wes Brown makes a clearance.

45mins

The match has reached half-time.

45mins

Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

44mins

Pablo Zabaleta handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

43mins

The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov.

41mins

Header at goal by Vincent Kompany misses left of the target.

41mins

Corner taken by David Silva.

41mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Pablo Zabaleta.

40mins

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line.

39mins

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcos Alonso on Luis Fernandinho.

33mins

Clearance made by Jack Colback.

33mins

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line.

33mins

Clearance made by Fabio Borini.

32mins

Phil Bardsley makes a clearance.

29mins

Luis Fernandinho fouled by Fabio Borini, the ref awards a free kick.

28mins

Foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Jack Colback, free kick awarded.

27mins

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Vito Mannone safely holds on.

26mins

Jack Colback crosses the ball.

26mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yaya Toure on Sung-Yeung Ki.

26mins

Costel Pantilimon restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

18mins

Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

18mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Yaya Toure.

15mins

Header at goal by Wes Brown goes right of the post.

15mins

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.

13mins

Clearance by Sung-Yeung Ki.

13mins

Corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line.

13mins

Adam Johnson makes a clearance.

10mins

Fabio Borini scores with their right foot. Man City 0-1 Sunderland.Assist by Adam Johnson.

9mins

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov.

9mins

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Vito Mannone parries the ball away.

8mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Fabio Borini.

6mins

Martin Demichelis takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Colback.

5mins

Corner taken by David Silva.

5mins

Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Sergio Aguero.

The match begins.

Match Preview

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."

Formation:442Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

Formation: 4141Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Sunderland

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Martin Demichelis
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Samir Nasri
  • Yaya Toure
  • Luis Fernandinho
  • David Silva
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Sergio Aguero
  • SUBS
  • Joe Hart
  • Joleon Lescott
  • James Milner
  • Alvaro Negredo
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Gonzalez Jesus Navas
  • Gael Clichy

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