• 2 Mar 2014, Kick Off 2:00pm
  • Ref: Martin Atkinson
  • Competition: Capital One Cup
  • Wembley, London
Manchester City
3
1
Sunderland
90' Jesús Navas
56' Samir Nasri
55' Yaya Touré
 
Result
10' Fabio Borini
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- Hello and welcome to the Capital One Cup Live Blog between Manchester City and Sunderland at Wembley!

- We will be bringing you all the action live from the Marylebone Sports Bar and Grill where we are joined by Razor Ruddock and Steve Claridge.

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

    Manchester 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 '77)
    • 10 E. Dzeko (Negredo '88)
    • 16 S. Agüero (Navas '58)

    Sunderland

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-1-4-1
    • 25 V. Mannone
    • 2 P. Bardsley
    • 5 W. Brown
    • 16 J. O'Shea
    • 28 M. Alonso
    • 4 S. Ki
    • 7 S. Larsson (Fletcher '60)
    • 33 L. Cattermole (Giaccherini '77)
    • 14 J. Colback
    • 11 A. Johnson (Gardner '60)
    • 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 . Ustari
    • 9 S. Fletcher
    • 3 Goals 1
    • 0 First Half Goals 1
    • 6 Shots On Target 3
    • 3 Shots Off Target 2
    • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 13 Fouls 10
    • 0 Offsides 4
    • 1 Hand Balls 0
    • 61.3 Possession % 38.7
    • 516 Total Passes 322
    • 432 Accurate Passes 231
    • 24 Crosses 15
    • 5 Accurate Crosses 5
    • 9 Corners 7
    • 22 Tackles Won 15
    • 29 Total Tackles 20
    • 1 Blocks 1
    • 1 Blocked Scoring Attempts 1
    • 12 Interceptions 18
    • 40 Clearances 34
    • 40 Effective Clearances 34
    • 30 Headed Clearances 17
    • 2 Keeper Saves 3
    • 3 Keeper Throws 0
    • 3 Accurate Keeper Throws 0
    • 8 Goal Kicks 11
    • 7 Accurate Goal Kicks 5

    Capital One Cup Final LIVE! Man City v Sunderland

    Probable Lineups:

    Man City (4-4-2): Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Silva, Fernandinho, Nasri, Toure; Dzeko, Negredo

    City head into this fixture as big favourites having scored 19 goals so far in the campaign. Dzeko and Negredo have netted six goals apiece while Yaya Toure has proved himself a handful for most sides so far. A 9-0 aggregate score against West Ham in the semi-finals suggests Sunderland will struggle to handle the firepower of City.

    Sunderland (4-1-4-1): Mannone; Alonso, O’Shea, Vergini, Bardsley; Ki, Colback, Johnson, Borini, Larsson; Altidore

    Sunderland have been tagged as the giant-killers of the Capital One Cup having beaten Southampton, Chelsea and Man Utd on their way to Wembley. Players such as Ki have shone and are expected to cause City a few problems in the midfield, but whether Sunderland have the strength in depth to compete remains to be seen.

    What the fans are saying…
    Remember this?

    Of course you do. United fans are still sobbing.

    Capital One Cup Final Danger Man

    FW - Edin Dzeko

    Dzeko is on six goals so far in the Capital One Cup and is on par with strike partner Negredo. One to watch.

    Stats to get you head around…

    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).