West Ham will look to salvage some pride when they host Manchester City in the Capital One Cup semifinal second leg, with the tie as good as over following a massive City victory in the first leg.
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A hat-trick from Alvaro Negredo, a double from Edin Dzeko and one from Yaya Toure gave Manchester City a thumping 6-0 victory at the Etihad a fortnight ago, virtually killing off the tie in the process.
"It doesn't matter about the first leg," City defender Pablo Zabaleta said. "We have to go into that game thinking it's a new game, even though we have six goals.
"We need to try and win it -- like we are doing in other games at the moment. We are winning games and working hard. West Ham are in a tough moment, they are at home and will want to win it. So we need to take it seriously and we will."
Ensuring a place in the Wembley final will be just another big step towards an unprecedented quadruple for City, with Manuel Pellegrini's men alive and kicking in all four competitions this season.
"We need to calm down," the Argentine added. "We know how tough it is to win four competitions. We are still alive in all of them, which is fantastic for the team at this point in the season and we will try to win all of them. But we don't need to get confused and think too much about it. We just need to go game by game and see what happens."
West Ham are coming off a disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to Newcastle in the English Premier League on Saturday, and Sam Allardyce will find it difficult to rouse his players for the virtually dead rubber.
The Hammers find themselves tied for last in the Premier League at the moment, and Allardyce will be more concerned about that particular position. But then, a big victory against the seemingly unstoppable City might just be the tonic needed to find some much-needed form in the league, and the manager will hope to salvage at least some pride in front of the club's home fans.
"I think that obviously based on the first leg it's not something that we wanted to happen but of course it's something we have to face," Allardyce said. "It's about playing a game of football in a competitive manner at home and trying to win it. It's as simple as that.
"We know it's highly, highly unlikely that we we're going to get through but you're playing at home, you're playing for pride, you're playing to try and get a result and your team's trying to play well."
Team news: West Ham: James Tomkins and Kevin Nolan return from suspensions, while Andy Carroll will get some more much-required game time after making his comeback from a long-term injury. Defenders Winston Reid and Guy Demel, however, are not expected to feature.
"We haven't got too many options to change the team, but what I have got the option for is fresher players that haven't played on a consistent basis, with our problems recently," Allardyce added. "So the players who are fatigued based on their being called upon every single game and other players who are not quite as fatigued will play, who've had slight injuries and haven't had enough game time this season.
"We will not have anybody of any inexperience out on the field, apart from probably Ravel Morrison, who's still early in his career at this level of football on a consistent basis. The rest of the team will be very, very experienced in terms of their games at this level."
Manchester City: Samir Nasri and Jack Rodwell are ruled out, but Stevan Jovetic could make a much-awaited return, giving Pellegrini yet another potentially potent option up front.