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Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson.
The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Mohamed Diame gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta.
Free kick taken by Joleon Lescott.
Guy Demel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov.
The ball is delivered by Razvan Rat.
Edin Dzeko slots the ball left footed into the goal. Man City 6-0 West Ham.The assist for the goal came from Aleksandar Kolarov.
Mohamed Diame concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov.
Roger Johnson fouled by Edin Dzeko, the ref awards a free kick.
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
Edin Dzeko takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
Roger Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov.
Joe Cole challenges Vincent Kompany unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Samir Nasri.
Edin Dzeko takes a shot. A parry by Adrian prevents the goal.
Shot by Edin Dzeko. Roger Johnson gets a block in.
Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Aleksandar Kolarov is brought on as a substitute for Alvaro Negredo.
Roger Johnson makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Martin Demichelis.
Carlton Cole challenges Joleon Lescott unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Matthew Taylor takes the free kick.
Razvan Rat comes on in place of Joey O'Brien.
Unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Joleon Lescott results in a free kick.
Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.
Alvaro Negredo takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
Marcos Lopes joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Silva.
The ball is sent over by Alvaro Negredo.
Alvaro Negredo takes a weak shot and went wide left of the net.
Edin Dzeko gets a header at goal. Parried by Adrian back into danger.
Shot by Alvaro Negredo. Roger Johnson gets a block in.
Edin Dzeko takes a shot. George McCartney gets a block in.
Clearance by Joe Cole.
(Man City) makes a substitution, with Martin Demichelis coming on for Yaya Toure.
Centre by Matthew Taylor.
The ball is crossed by Alvaro Negredo.
Free kick crossed by Stewart Downing.
Handball by David Silva.
Matthew Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Gael Clichy concedes a free kick for a foul on Stewart Downing.
Edin Dzeko scores with their right foot. Man City 5-0 West Ham.Gael Clichy provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is swung over by George McCartney.
Header by Edin Dzeko goes to the left of the goal.
Alou Diarra is brought on as a substitute for Mark Noble.
Guy Demel manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by George McCartney.
Yaya Toure fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Alvaro Negredo by Guy Demel results in a free kick.
Clearance by Joleon Lescott.
Alvaro Negredo scores a left footed goal. Man City 4-0 West Ham.
Corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line.
The referee gets the second half started.
The referee blows for half time.
Clearance made by Joey O'Brien.
Foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Joe Cole, free kick awarded.
Carlton Cole comes on in place of Modibo Maiga.
Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Edin Dzeko has a headed effort at goal.
Header at goal by Edin Dzeko. Blocked by Roger Johnson.
The ball is swung over by Alvaro Negredo.
Unfair challenge on Gael Clichy by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick.
Gael Clichy manages to make a clearance.
Yaya Toure slots the ball right footed into the goal. Man City 3-0 West Ham.Assist on the goal came from Alvaro Negredo.
Clearance by Vincent Kompany.
Short corner worked by Samir Nasri.
George McCartney makes a clearance.
David Silva takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Edin Dzeko takes a shot and goes over the bar.
Joe Cole makes a clearance.
Matthew Taylor takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Joey O'Brien gets a block in.
Corner from the left by-line taken by David Silva.
The ball is swung over by Joe Cole.
Alvaro Negredo slots the ball left footed into the goal. Man City 2-0 West Ham.Assist by Edin Dzeko.
Corner taken by Samir Nasri.
David Silva takes a shot. A parry by Adrian prevents the goal.
Alvaro Negredo delivers the ball.
Stewart Downing fouled by Gael Clichy, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Samir Nasri. Blocked by George McCartney.
Mohamed Diame takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Modibo Maiga concedes a free kick for a foul on Joleon Lescott.
A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Short corner worked by Stewart Downing.
The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Alvaro Negredo slots the ball left footed into the goal. Man City 1-0 West Ham.Yaya Toure provided the assist for the goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Stewart Downing.
Mark Noble takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Joe Cole by Yaya Toure results in a free kick.
Adrian Adrian restarts play with the free kick.
Gael Clichy makes a clearance.
Pablo Zabaleta has an effort at goal.
Clearance made by Gael Clichy.
The referee gets the game started.
Hammers will test us - Pellegrini
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini expects his under-fire West Ham counterpart Sam Allardyce to bounce back from his weekend FA Cup humiliation.
A weakened Hammers side were thrashed 5-0 by Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest on Sunday, increasing the pressure on Allardyce.
West Ham are 19th in the Barclays Premier League having not won in that competition since November but Pellegrini is reading little into that form ahead of their midweek meeting.
Allardyce's side are at the Etihad Stadium for the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
Pellegrini said: "They had an awful result but I don't think they played with their best XI. They played with young players.
"I am absolutely sure it will be a very different game to what they played on Sunday.
"I think that in this job as a manager - in any club, in every part of the world - you are always under a lot of pressure.
"When the results are not the results the club wants, maybe sometimes it can be more nervous, but I think he is doing very good work in West Ham so I don't think he will have any problems."
Nevertheless, City, with their formidable home record, will be expected to win comfortably and take a big stride towards a place in the final.
That would put City, and Pellegrini, in clear sight of a first trophy since he took over.
With City also in contention in the Premier League and still in the Champions League and FA Cup the season has much potential, but Pellegrini is not looking too far ahead.
He said: "We are not thinking about the four trophies. We are just thinking about winning the next game we have to play.
"It is one of the two games of the semi-final of Capital One, it is very important and we play here at home.
"We are going to have to have a very good performance to try to win against West Ham.
"After West Ham, we will think only about Newcastle. We are not thinking about the trophies, only the present."
After some rampant displays at home in recent months - notably scoring seven against Tottenham and six against Arsenal - Pellegrini knows how important another strong display could be.
He said: "It is very important to play the first leg here at home.
"We will try to win and if we can score more than one goal at home it will be very important also for the second leg."
Sam Allardyce insists it is not win or bust for his out-of-form Hammers.
With a 5-0 FA Cup mauling at Nottingham Forest coming on the back of a run of one win in 13 Barclays Premier League games, the final four meeting with City is a welcome distraction for Allardyce's side.
The dismal December run means West Ham sit 19th in the league but Allardyce will not be too downbeat if his side fail to pick up a rare win at the Etihad Stadium and just wants to remain in the tie.
"We don't have to beat them on Wednesday night," he said.
"We have to come back with something realistic to beat them at home if we can. We have to stay as focused as we can and we have to nullify what is a great attacking force at home. Everybody knows what that is and how good that is."
Allardyce has cited the example of Crystal Palace, who pushed City all the way in a 1-0 defeat in December.
He said: "We have to work along the lines of what Crystal Palace did recently which was be very well organised, be a very well structured team that makes it extremely difficult for the talents that Manchester City have got.
"Hopefully we can do that on Wednesday night and when we come to the end of the game it's only half-time at that stage."
The 59-year-old fielded an inexperienced side at Forest with just 14 available first-team players and, with his current injury plight, Allardyce cannot enjoy the semi-final experience as much as he would like.
"I would have preferred it to come with a lot more players fit and not in this position that we're in at the moment but we have to face the reality of what comes along in football," he added.
"We are in a very exciting cup tie with a massive, massive feeling of joy at the end of it if, as big as the game is and the underdogs that we are, we believe that we can get there and believe that we can get to Wembley.
"With a bit of luck, a bit of fortune and the right amount of organisation, desire and commitment from the players we feel as though we can give it our best shot.
"We don't have the same pressure we experience in the Premier League that is for certain. It is a competition where we know at this time it is over two legs, in the earlier stages you say 'it is either win or we are out'."
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