Capital One Cup Team of the Week: Januzaj sneaks in as Manchester City dominate

Manchester City steamrolled West Ham on Wednesday night to all but book their place in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley and as many as NINE of Manuel Pellegrini's side are in Goal's Team of the Week.


Three superb finishes brought him a hat-trick inside 50 minutes as he ran Johnson and, particularly, McCartney ragged. A tackle on the edge of his own box at 3-0 summed up an all-round display.
NEGREDO GETS HIS HAT-TRICK! It's the worst possible start to the second half for West Ham as Silva's low cross deflects wickedly off the heels of Demel and straight into the path of Negredo, who bends a first-time effort into the far corner. That's his second treble for Manchester City since joining in the summer.
In the other tie of the semi-final, City's cross-city rivals, Manchester United, did not fare quite as well, with Fabio Borini's second-half penalty ensuring that the Red Devils would suffer a 2-1 defeat in their first-leg tie against Sunderland.

But we start at the Eithad Stadium and Costel Pantilimon (3) takes the No.1 slot in our team of the week, although he faced little competition from Adrian, who shipped just the six goals, David de Gea and Vito Mannone.

Phil Bardsley (3) takes the right-back slot in our team after helping to bundle the ball over the line to give Sunderland the lead against David Moyes's side, while Gael Clichy (3.5) had a solid, if unspectacular, night against the Hammers and comes in at left-back.

At centre-back, it's the City pairing of Vincent Kompany (3.5) and Joleon Lescott (3) who, despite facing a limp West Ham attack, maintained their concentration to ensure that the hosts kept a clean sheet at the Etihad.

Despite their uninspiring performance in the defeat at the Stadium of Light, there was a plus point in the form of Adnan Januzaj (3.5). The 18-year-old looked United's best bet for a way back into the match and was a threat whenever he got on the ball.

On the other flank, Samir Nasri (3.5) edges out Adam Johnson (3), while Yaya Toure (4) and David Silva (3.5) also get a midfield slot, with the Ivorian once again finding the net as he drove through the West Ham midfield and finished past Adrian.

Up top, there was no separating Dzeko (3.5) and the star of the first-leg ties, Negredo (5). The summer signing from Sevilla was in superb form as he netted a hat-trick for Pellegrini's men while Dzeko again showed his value to the Blues as he popped up with two goals of his own. Marvellous.