West Ham take on Manchester City tonight at in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup
The Hammers play at London Stadium for the third time in eight days and are seeking to complete a hat-trick of victories in three different competitions, having defeated KRC Genk 3-0 in UEFA Europa League Group H and Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the Premier League.
Here’s everything you need to know.
West Ham United v Manchester City
The game will kick off at 7.45pm in the UK.
The game will not air on TV in the UK and Ireland.
The match will be aired elsewhere in the world with a full list HERE and will be available on Internet streams
Injury news – West Ham
Vladimir Coufal is still battling a groin injury and is unlikely to feature. Alex Kral has only just completed ten days of self isolation after testing positive for COVID following international duty. Ryan Fredericks faces a late fitness test for his inclusion this evening.
Injury news – City
Ferran Torres and Liam Delap are out for City, while Raheem Sterling missed the weekend win but could make this match. Nathan Ake, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho are among the players who have been in and out of the side who will hope to feature this evening. Benjamin Mendy is suspended from the squad.
Carabao Cup rules
Following a change to the rules for the Carabao Cup, each club can name nine substitutes for our fourth-round tie with Manchester City, of which five can be used.
Clubs have three occasions during open play to make substitutions (excluding half-time), and multiple substitutions can be made during each occasion.
Each Club shall also be permitted to utilise up to two ‘concussion substitutes’ and/or two ‘additional substitutes’ (as appropriate) from those substitutes listed on the team sheet.
If the scores are level after 90 minutes, then the match will immediately be decided on penalties. No extra-time will be played.
VAR is not in operation.
West Ham United have been drawn to face Manchester City for just the third time in the competition’s 62-year history. The Citizens have prevailed on each of the previous two occasions.
The first was in the third round in the 1984/85 season. The teams battled to a goalless draw at Maine Road before City triumphed 2-1 in a replay at the Boleyn Ground, with Steve Whitton on target for John Lyall’s side.
The second was the forgettable semi-final of 2013/14, when Sam Allardyce’s Hammers were thrashed 9-0 on aggregate by Manuel Pellegrini’s City, who would go on to beat Sunderland 3-1 in the final.
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistant Referees: Marc Perry & Timothy Wood
Fourth Official: Kelvin Morton
It should be noted that Allardice played the kids for both legs in the 9 nil thrashing.