English League Cup

Friday, February 28, 2014

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The Black Cats go into Sunday's Wembley showpiece as the underdogs, and their manager believes telling players they won't be featurin will be one of his toughest moments

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After the striker returned to full training earlier this week, Manuel Pellegrini has revealed the player's fitness is being monitored ahead of Sunday's clash at Wembley

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The Black Cats have had the upper hand in recent encounters against Manuel Pellegrini's team - expect them to flourish in their role as underdogs at Wembley

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The Manchester City skipper believes his team-mate makes the side play better, and warned Capital One Cup final opponents Sunderland they should be afraid of the Argentine

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Gus Poyet's men must look to replicate the fearlessness, on the ball and off it, shown by the Latics against Manchester City, and improve upon their own failings at Arsenal

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The Black Cats boss is pleasantly surprised to be in the Capital One Cup final so soon after his appointment, noting that "everything was very, very dark and sad when we got here"

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Though his side are on the brink of elimination to Barcelona in the Champions League, Manuel Pellegrini's team remain on course to win a domestic treble

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The 22-year-old issued a stinging response to a Blues fan who had sought to ridicule Arsenal's League Cup loss in 2011 by posting a picture of the England man in tears at Wembley

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Sunday's opponents were beaten by Wigan on their last visit to Wembley, losing the FA Cup final, and the Black Cats coach suspects they will be seeking to avenge that defeat

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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The Sunderland striker was not risked for Saturday's Premier League defeat by Arsenal but the manager is keen to call on him in their Capital One Cup showdown with Manchester City

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The Manchester City captain is driven by the memory of last season's FA Cup final humiliation against Wigan Athletic as he prepares to take on Sunderland

Monday, February 24, 2014

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The French midfielder is hoping to have a more profitable trip to Wembley than he enjoyed with Arsenal, and fears defeat against Sunderland could puncture momentum

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Sunderland were comfortably beaten by the north Londoners on Saturday afternoon, and the Uruguayan may alter his side ahead of the showpiece clash with Manchester City

Saturday, February 22, 2014

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The Sunderland boss insists he has made no final decisions over his starting XI to take on Manchester City at Wembley next month and has challenged his players to impress

Friday, February 21, 2014

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The Manchester City star aims to be back in training by next week and could line up against Sunderland at Wembley, but Saturday's visit of Stoke City will come too soon