City cup tie in pictures

Alan Curbishley will hope his side can bounce back in style on Sunday when they return to the City of Manchester Stadium looking to avenge their FA Cup elimination. Click here for the match report.

The Premier League meeting this weekend will afford his players the perfect chance to make amends after the hurt of a night that had promised so much. West Ham United had dominated much of the proceedings and, on another evening, Dean Ashton and Luis Boa Morte will feel they could have scored. As it was they found City goalkeeper Joe Hart in fine form, while Robert Green hardly had anything to do all evening. Elano's winning goal for the home side gave him little chance while Freddie Ljungberg and Lee Bowyer also felt hard done by after seeing appeals for handball in the penalty area waved away.

Manchester City v West Ham United
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Matthew Upson (Action Images)

As in the first match, defenders like Matthew Upson were on top

Anton Ferdinand (Action Images)

Anton Ferdinand was to have an outstanding game

Dean Ashton (Action Images)

Dean Ashton went close to a volleyed goal on the half-hour

Lee Bowyer (Action Images)

Lee Bowyer felt one or two decisions did not go his way

Luis Boa Morte (Action Images)

Luis Boa Morte showed plenty of commitment tracking back

Elano (Action Images)

Julien Faubert came on but it was Elano who would come to the fore

Manchester City

The Brazilian was able to score after Rolando Bianchi hit the post

Lee Bowyer (Action Images)

Bowyer nearly equalised with a hooked effort over Joe Hart

Anton Ferdinand (Action Images)

The Hammers just could not find that goal though, leaving Ferdinand low