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Played
January 8, 2014 7:45 PM GMT
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee:‬ J. Moss‎
Attendance:‬ 38000‎
 
12′ Negredo
 
26′ Negredo
 
 
49′ Negredo
 
60′ Edin Dzeko
 
89′ Edin Dzeko
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester City 6-0 West Ham

A hat-trick from Alvaro Negredo and further strikes from Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure set Manuel Pellegrini's side well on their way to Wembley and put more pressure on Sam Allardyce

By Tom Maston at the Etihad Stadium

  • Costel Pantilimon
    0
    0
    3.00

    Costel Pantilimon

    Had very little to do as the visitors struggled to get out of their own half, never mind register attempts on goal. Held Diame's effort in the first half on an otherwise quiet night.

  • Vincent Kompany
    0
    0
    3.50

    Vincent Kompany

    Passing from the back was a delight, with balls into Negredo helping create the second goal. Had little defending to do but was his usual solid self.

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    0
    0
    3.00

    Pablo Zabaleta

    Was caused no problems by Joe Cole on the left and was allowed to maraud at will. His crosses were not always at their best but provided a decent outlet.

  • Joleon Lescott
    0
    0
    3.00

    Joleon Lescott

    Barely involved as first Maiga and then Carlton Cole did little to trouble the returning centre-back. Will have had fewer more comfortable evenings.

  • Gael Clichy
    0
    1
    3.50

    Gael Clichy

    Got the better of the disappointing Downing and proved a more-than-useful option going forward, providing the cross for Dzeko's strike. One of the more underrated cogs in this City machine.

  • Samir Nasri
    0
    0
    3.50

    Samir Nasri

    Caused problems throughout, and was unfortunate to see his effort saved in the first half. A continuation of his fine displays so far this season.

  • Javi García
    0
    1
    3.00

    Javi García

    Kept the ball effectively in the middle of the park and posed a threat from set-pieces, heading wide early on. A solid deputy for Fernandinho.

  • David Silva
    0
    0
    3.50

    David Silva

    Like Nasri, his quick feet had the West Ham defence mesmerised. Played his part in a couple of goals as he continues to relish freedom he has been given under Pellegrini.

  • Yaya Touré
    0
    0
    4.00

    Yaya Touré

    Pin-point pass over the top created Negredo's opener before he picked himself up from an ankle knock to run 50 yards for the third. Deservedly rested for the final 25 minutes.

  • Negredo
    1
    0
    5.00

    Negredo Top of the Match

    Three superb finishes brought him a hat-trick inside 50 minutes as he ran Johnson and, particularly, McCartney ragged. Tackle on edge of his own box at 3-0 summed up an all-round display.

  • Edin Dzeko
    1
    0
    3.50

    Edin Dzeko

    A fine pass round the corner sent Negredo free for a second goal and deservedly got himself on the scoresheet with a fine near-post finish after the break. Added a second late on with a powerful finish.

Substitutions

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    1
    0
    2.50

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    Could make little impact on the game as he replaced Negredo for the closing stages.

  • Martín Demichelis
    0
    0
    3.00

    Martín Demichelis

    Looked solid in a slightly unfamiliar defensive-midfield role, making a couple of key challenges.

  • Marcos Lopes
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marcos Lopes

    Showed the odd glimpse of the pace he possesses, but struggled to keep hold of the ball when he was given possession in the final third.

  • Adrián San Miguel Del Castillo
    1
    0
    2.50

    Adrián San Miguel Del Castillo

    Could do little with any of the goals, and made two or three excellent saves to keep the score from becoming more embarrassing for the Hammers.

  • George McCartney
    0
    0
    1.00

    George McCartney Flop of the Match

    Got caught under the ball for the first, was outpaced by Negredo for the second and was too eager to clear for the third. Improved slightly when moved to left-back after the break.

  • Joey O'Brien
    0
    0
    1.50

    Joey O'Brien

    Couldn't deal with Zabaleta's overlaps in the first half and almost gifted the Argentine a goal in the opening stages. Moved to centre-back in the second half but continued to struggle.

  • Guy Demel
    0
    1
    1.50

    Guy Demel

    Arguably the best of West Ham's defenders, though that is nothing to write home about. The quick feet of Silva and Nasri left him for dead on occasion.

  • Roger Johnson
    0
    0
    1.00

    Roger Johnson

    Few will have struggled more on their debut as he allowed Toure all the time in the world for the third goal. Seemed to be struggling with fitness by the end.

  • Matthew Taylor
    0
    0
    1.50

    Matthew Taylor

    Failed to shield his defence effectively as the game largely passed him by. Not good enough with the ball to perform in a central role.

  • Mark Noble
    0
    0
    2.00

    Mark Noble

    Tried to get his team going but a lack of confidence meant he became increasingly frustrated. Struggled to make much of an impact.

  • Mohamed Diame
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mohamed Diame

    The best of West Ham's side, especially in the first half as he got in their only shot on target. Faded as the game wore on in the second half.

  • Stewart Downing
    0
    1
    1.50

    Stewart Downing

    Crossing from both open play and set-pieces left much to be desired as he was totally dominated by Clichy. Seems to be continuously going backwards.

  • Joe Cole
    0
    1
    1.00

    Joe Cole

    For a local lad to look so uninterested sums up the issues West Ham have. Got nowhere near enough to Silva for Negredo's third and looked lost throughout.

  • Modibo Maiga
    0
    0
    2.00

    Modibo Maiga

    Did his best to try and work Kompany and Lescott hard, but was left pretty isolated by poor midfield. Replaced at half-time by Carlton Cole.

Substitutions

  • R. Raţ
    0
    0
    2.50

    R. Raţ

    Didn't start well as he was berated by Allardyce for not being ready to come on. Had little impact on the game once he finally finished tying his boots.

  • Alou Diarra
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alou Diarra

    Made little impact on the game after replacing a visibly unhappy Noble in second period.

  • Carlton Cole
    0
    0
    1.50

    Carlton Cole

    Lost the ball through poor control on too many occasions as he was marked out of the game by Kompany.

Results
First Leg
Times In GMT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Negredo Negredo
Striker
Manchester City
6 0
Edin Dzeko Edin Dzeko
Striker
Manchester City
6 0
Lee Tomlin Lee Tomlin
Striker
Middlesbrough
5 2
Javier Hernández Javier Hernández
Striker
Manchester United
4 1
Saido Berahino Saido Berahino
Striker
West Brom
4 1