City v Everton: Need to Know preview
- 26 January 2016 17:32
- Posted by @MPHenson
A one stop shop for information about the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final...
Match: City (2nd in Premier League) v Everton (12th in Premier League)
Competition: Capital One Cup semi-final second leg
Date and time: Wednesday 27 January, 7.45pm (GMT)
Away goals rule: If the aggregate score is level at the end of the game, an extra 30 minutes will be played. If the aggregate score is level at the end of extra time, the team who has scored the most away goals will go through to the final. If the aggregate score is level at the end of extra time, the game will go to a penalty shoot-out.
Referee: Martin Atkinson
First Leg: Everton 2 City 1 (Wednesday, 6 January 2016)
Head to head record (all competitions):
City wins 67, draws 45, Everton wins 67
Form: City: DWDWLW Everton: LDDWWD
Manuel Pellegrini: “The most important thing is to try to play another final at Wembley. That is our target. After we lost to Everton 2-1 I said that if we don’t qualify for the final, it’s not because of that game but because we can’t win at home at least 1-0.
“It’s the third time we’ll play Everton in one month – we know their team. We just saw their game against Swansea, we know the way they’ll play and the important players they have."
Willy Caballero: “It's going to be difficult and we have to play well with a really good balance throughout the team. This could be our first major achievement of the season and we want to take our fans to Wembley and then go on and win this competition.”
Roberto Martinez: "“Both teams know each other really well after the amount of games we’ve played against each other. We know we need to replicate the levels we showed in the first leg.”
Ramiro Funes Mori: “We have to play like we did at Goodison. It’s going to be a hard game and we know City have top players who can hurt any team at any time. Individually they are very good. But hopefully we defend well and create good opportunities on the counter-attack.”
Everton: Besic, Mirallas