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• West Ham United welcome Manchester City to the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday night for the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg, trailing 6-0 from the first leg.

• The Hammers play their second home match in the space of four days having lost 3-1 to Newcastle United in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

• To reach this stage of the competition West Ham have beaten Cheltenham Town and Cardiff City at the Boleyn Ground, whilst defeating Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur away from home.

• Tuesday's meeting between the two teams will be the third of the season with the previous two having ended in Manchester City wins, including a 3-1 triumph in east London in the Barclays Premier League back on 19 October 2013.

• Manuel Pellegrini's side are currently unbeaten in their last 17 matches and have earned 15 victories during the run.

• The Citizens have seen off Leicester City, Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United en route to the semi-final stage.

• The hosts will be looking to inflict a first defeat on their opponents in eight away matches, a defeat which would be the first since a 1-0 loss to Sunderland back on 10 November 2013.

Team news

West Ham United

• Winston Reid is back in full training following an ankle injury but Tuesday's match will come too soon for him to feature. Fellow defender Guy Demel may not be risked after picking up a concussion against Cardiff City.

• Kevin Nolan and James Tomkins are both available following suspension.

Manchester City

• Samir Nasri is a confirmed absentee after picking up a knee injury in a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on 12 January.

• Manuel Pellegrini may choose to rest some of his big names for this game, choosing instead to start some of the club's younger players such as Marcos Lopes, who featured in the first leg.

Last time out

West Ham United 1-3 Newcastle United
Barclays Premier League
18 January 2014

West Ham United: Adrian, Taylor, Collins, Johnson, Rat, Jarvis (J.Cole 73), Noble, Diame (Carroll 62), Collison (Morrison 46), Downing, C Cole
Subs not used: Jaaskelainen, Maiga, Diarra, Chambers
Goal: Williamson og 45

Manchester City 4-2 Cardiff City
Barclays Premier League
18 January 2014

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Toure, Navas (Clichy 82), Garcia, Dzeko, Negredo (Aguero 62), Silva (Milner 80)
Subs not used: Pantilimon, Nastasic, Fernandinho, Lescott
Goals: Dzeko 14, Navas 33, Toure 76, Aguero 79

Previous meeting

An entirely forgettable evening for the Hammers ended in a six-goal thrashing in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at the Etihad. A hat-trick from Alvaro Negredo set the home side en route to victory with a brace from Edin Dzeko and one from Yaya Toure finishing off the visitors.

Manchester City 6-0 West Ham United
Capital One Cup semi-final first leg
8 January 2014

Manchester City: Pantilimon, Clichy, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Nasri, Garcia, Silva (Lopes 73), Toure (Demichelis 66), Negredo (Kolarov 79), Dzeko
Subs not used: Hart, Milner, Fernandinho, Nastasic
Goals: Negredo 12, 26, 49, Toure 40, Dzeko 60, 89

West Ham United: Adrian, Demel, O'Brien (Rat 75), Johnson, McCartney, Diame, Noble (Diarra 57), Taylor, Maiga (C Cole 45), J Cole, Downing
Subs not used: Jaaskelainen, Morrison, Collison, Jarvis

Head to head

Last six meetings (Premier League unless stated)

8 January 2014 - Manchester City 6-0 West Ham United (Capital One Cup)
19 October 2013 - West Ham United 1-3 Manchester City
27 April 2013 - Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United
3 November 2012 - West Ham United 0-0 Manchester City
1 May 2011 - Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United
11 December 2010 - West Ham United 1-3 Manchester City

Overall record v Manchester City (all competitions) W 35 D 16 L 45

Ten-year records

West Ham United

2012/13 Premier League 10th (46 points)
2011/12 Championship 3rd (86 points - promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2010/11 Premier League 20th (33 points - relegated to Championship)
2009/10 Premier League 17th (35 points)
2008/09 Premier League 9th (51 points)
2007/08 Premier League 10th (49 points)
2006/07 Premier League 15th (41 points)
2005/06 Premier League 9th (55 points)
2004/05 Championship 6th (73 points - promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2003/04 Division One 4th (74 points)

Manchester City

2012/13 Premier League 2nd (78 points)
2011/12 Premier League 1st (89 points - champions)
2010/11 Premier League 3rd (71 points)
2009/10 Premier League 5th (67 points)

2008/09 Premier League 10th (50 points)

2007/08 Premier League 9th (55 points)

2006/07 Premier League 14th (42 points)

2005/06 Premier League 15th (43 points)

2004/05 Premier League 8th (52 points)

2003/04 Premier League 16th (41 points)

Old boys

• Richard Wright signed for West Ham United in July 2007 following his release by Everton. The goalkeeper did not make a first-team appearance for the Hammers and, after being loaned to Southampton in March 2008, joined Ipswich Town in July of the same year. He is currently with Manchester City

• Other players to have turned out for both clubs include Tal Ben Haim, Craig Bellamy, Wayne Bridge, Ian Bishop, James Cumming, Justin Fashanu, Marc-Vivien Foe, Kevin Horlock, David James, Patrick Leonard, Steve Lomas, Trevor Morley, John Payne, Stuart Pearce, Trevor Sinclair, Carlos Tevez, Paulo Wanchope and Mark Ward.

• Former West Ham United centre-back Malcolm Allison joined Manchester City as assistant manager in 1965. Under the guidance of Allison and manager Joe Mercer, the club enjoyed a sustained period of success, winning the Division One title in 1968, the FA Cup in 1969 and both the League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup in 1970. After taking over from Mercer in 1971, Allison resigned in March 1973, later returning to Maine Road for a second spell in charge between 1979 and 1980.

• Allison's former West Ham United team-mate John Bond took charge of Manchester City following Allison's departure in October 1983, remaining in charge until February 1983.

• One-time West Ham United left-back Stuart Pearce took charge of Manchester City between March 2005 and May 2007.


• West Ham United have played Manchester City on 96 occasions with the Hammers winning 35, losing 45 and 16 meetings ending as draws.

• The first meeting between the two sides came back on 26 April 1924 when a William Moore goal wasn't enough to prevent the Hammers losing 2-1 at the Boleyn Ground.

• West Ham United's biggest home and away victories over Manchester City both came in the same season - 1962/63. A 6-1 away Division One success on 8 September 1962 was followed by victory by the same scoreline here on 18 May 1963 - a result that relegated the Citizens.

• West Ham United have not scored more than one goal in any of their last 15 matches against Manchester City and have only done so once in the previous 20 meetings - a 2-1 FA Cup sixth-round win at the City of Manchester Stadium on 20 March 2006, when Dean Ashton netted both. Yossi Benayoun also started the game.

• The biggest crowd ever to witness a West Ham United versus Manchester City fixture at the Boleyn Ground was the 35,050 who turned out for a goalless Premier League draw on 21 September 2002.

• Tony Cottee is the only West Ham United player ever to score a hat-trick against Manchester City. His treble fired the Hammers to a 3-0 Premier League win at the Boleyn Ground on 17 December 1994.

• Peter Dobing scored hat-tricks for Manchester City in both Division One meetings with West Ham United in 1961/62.

• Manchester City have twice recorded 4-0 victories at the Boleyn Ground - both in the old Division One on 24 March 1962 and 6 December 1969.


• Tuesday's match referee will be 51-year-old Chris Foy.

• Foy has been a Barclays Premier League referee since 2001, having originally made the Select Group list of assistant referees in 1995.

• In 2007, Foy took charge of the FA Trophy final at Wembley, before returning to the Home of Football a year later to act as fourth official for Portsmouth's FA Cup final victory over Cardiff.

• In 2009, he was back at Wembley to take charge of the League Cup final and Community Shield, while Portsmouth were in action again as Foy refereed the 2010 FA Cup final, which Pompey lost to today's visitors Chelsea.

• In all, Foy has taken charge of 28 West Ham fixtures - the first coming as long ago as 23 February 2002, when Frederic Kanoute scored the only goal in a 1-0 home Premier League win over Middlesbrough.

• He will be assisted by Peter Kirkup and Andrew Garratt, whilst his fourth official will be Michael Jones.

General information

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• The weather forecast for Tuesday night is light cloud with temperatures around 5C (41F).

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