West Ham United has traveled to Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final on Wednesday. West Ham is trying to bounce back from a 5-0 loss to Nottingham Forest over the weekend in FA Cup competition. Nottingham is a Sky Bet Championship side, not a Premier League side like City.
“They had an awful result but I don’t think they played with their best XI. They played with young players,”Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, via ESPN FC. ”I am absolutely sure it will be a very different game to what they played on Sunday.
“I think that in this job as a manager – in any club, in every part of the world – you are always under a lot of pressure. When the results are not the results the club wants, maybe sometimes it can be more nervous, but I think he is doing very good work in West Ham so I don’t think he will have any problems.”
Date: January 8
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Manchester, England
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
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Radio Info: Sirius XM FC
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