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    • 30Pantilimon
    • 5Zabaleta
    • 4Kompany
    • 26Demichelis
    • 13Kolarov
    • 8Nasri
    • 42Yaya Touré
    • 25Fernandinho
    • 21Silva
    • 10Dzeko
    • 16Agüero
    • 25Mannone
    • 28Alonso
    • 5Brown
    • 16O'Shea
    • 2Bardsley
    • 7Larsson
    • 4Ki Sung-yueng
    • 11Johnson
    • 33Cattermole
    • 14Colback
    • 31Borini
    • 14Javi García
    • 7Milner
    • 15Navas
    • 6Lescott
    • 9Negredo
    • 22Clichy
    • 1Hart
    • 27Vergini
    • 30Scocco
    • 12Celustka
    • 23Giaccherini
    • 8Gardner
    • 32Ustari
    • 9Fletcher

    Man City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-4-2
    • 30 C. Pantilimon
    • 5 P. Zabaleta
    • 4 V. Kompany
    • 26 M. Demichelis
    • 13 A. Kolarov
    • 8 S. Nasri
    • 42 G. Touré
    • 25 F. Luiz Rosa
    • 21 D. Silva (García Fernández ')
    • 10 E. Dzeko (Negredo ')
    • 16 S. Agüero (Navas ')

    Sunderland

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-1-4-1
    • 25 V. Mannone
    • 28 M. Alonso
    • 5 W. Brown
    • 16 J. O'Shea
    • 2 P. Bardsley
    • 7 S. Larsson (Fletcher ')
    • 4 S. Ki
    • 11 A. Johnson (Gardner ')
    • 33 L. Cattermole (Giaccherini ')
    • 14 J. Colback
    • 31 F. Borini
    Substitutes
    • 14 F. García Fernández
    • 7 J. Milner
    • 15 J. Navas
    • 6 J. Lescott
    • 9 . Negredo
    • 22 G. Clichy
    • 1 J. Hart
    Substitutes
    • 27 S. Vergini
    • 30 I. Scocco
    • 12 O. Celustka
    • 23 E. Giaccherini
    • 8 C. Gardner
    • 32 O. Ustari
    • 9 S. Fletcher

    Man City vs Sunderland

    This is Manchester City’s first final appearance since 1976, where they beat Newcastle United at Wembley 2-1.

    Sunderland’s only previous League Cup final appearance came in the 1984/85 season, where they lost 1-0 to Norwich City.

    In City’s three league cup finals (1970, 1974 and 1976) each game has ended 2-1, with The Citizens winning twice.

    The only previous League Cup clash between Man City and Sunderland came in the third round in 1979/80. The Mackems progressed in a replay beating City at Maine Road 1-0.

    Sunderland have only lost one of their last five games against Manchester City, winning three and drawing once.

    In fact, each of Sunderland’s last four wins over Manchester City has come by a goal to nil.

    Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko are the joint-top scorers in the competition, with six goals apiece.

    Only Chris Burke (4) has assisted more often in this season’s competition than James Milner (3).

    On their way to the final, Man City kept four clean sheets while Sunderland managed just one (v Peterborough).

    Sunderland have been shown 19 yellow cards in the competition so far, 11 more than any other team. City have been shown just six.

    Manchester City have scored 19 goals in the Capital One Cup this season, conceding just once.

    The last team to make the final conceding just once in the tournament were Chelsea in 2006/07.

    Should City win the final without conceding, they would be the first team to lift the trophy by only conceding once (Chelsea conceded twice in 2006/07 in total).

    Four of the five teams that have conceded just once or fewer in the run-up to the League Cup final have lost the showpiece.

    The last team to score more goals than Manchester City have in the League Cup this season before the final (19) were Spurs in 2001/02 (20).