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Eden Jon 20th Jan 2014 - 12:07

Capital One league Cup Opta Facts SF's - 21-22 January


West Ham United v Manchester City

  • West Ham are one of only two teams to have scored 10 goals in a single League Cup game; they beat Bury 10-0 in October 1983.
  • Edin Dzeko has scored six goals in four Capital One Cup appearances this season, including four in his last two.
  • Manchester City have lost their last three League Cup semi-final ties, not reaching the final since 1975/76.
  • West Ham have lost five of their last six League Cup semi-final ties, not making the final since 1980/81.
  • This is only the second time the Citizens and the Hammers have met in this competition; in the 1984/85 third round, City beat West Ham 2-1 in a replay.
  • Manchester City have won six and lost none of their last eight meetings with West Ham in all competitions.
  • The Citizens' 6-0 victory in the first-leg was the joint-biggest win in League Cup semi-final history; West Ham were also on the end of the other six goal defeat (0-6 v Oldham in 1990).
  • Manuel Pellegrini's side managed 32 attempts on goal in the first-leg of this tie (11 on target), while West Ham managed just three (one on target).
  • Alvaro Negredo became only the fifth player to score a hat-trick in the League Cup this season in the first leg and also provided an assist for Yaya Touré's goal.
  • The Hammers have found the net in 34 of their last 35 League Cup games at Upton Park.


Manchester United v Sunderland

  • Manchester United have scored in all but one of their last 18 League Cup games, netting 40 goals in total in this run.
  • Sunderland have only won two of their last 25 meetings with Manchester United in all competitions (L18 D5), though both of these victories have come in the League Cup.
  • The Red Devils have not lost consecutive League Cup games since September 2007.
  • Sunderland have only managed two wins in their last 10 away League Cup games at top flight sides (D2 L6) and are without a clean sheet in 11.
  • Javier Hernandez has scored three goals in just 199 minutes of League Cup action this campaign.
  • The Black Cats have not won at Old Trafford in a major competition since May 1968 (D9 L16).
  • Manchester United have won eight of their last nine League Cup semi-final ties, losing only to Chelsea in 2004/05.
  • Sunderland and Manchester United have both won one of two previous League Cup ties between the sides; the Red Devils won a Round 3 second replay in 1976/77 before the Black Cats won 2-1 in Round 4 in 2000/01.
  • Eight of the last nine teams to win the first-leg of a League Cup semi-final 2-1 at home have been eliminated, with Manchester United overturning this deficit against Manchester City in 2009/10.
  • Only Manchester City (75) and Leicester (57) have fired in more shots in this season's League Cup than Sunderland (54).



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